Beware of Facebook

It was due to happen at some stage in Ireland – it has been happening in jurisdictions overseas for a while – but the Irish Courts have now recognised that an acceptable form of “substituted service” can be via social … Continue reading

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Case Report – Personal Injury award

A recent case in the High Court set a level of damages for a car accident at €60,000 for pain and suffering and a further €30,000 for future pain and suffering. This struck me as quite high for a whiplash-type … Continue reading

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Case Report: Losing “Family Home” Protection

A recent case in the High Court refused to protect the family home of a couple from repossession by the Bank. The couple were claiming that the wife did not receive independent legal advice as required by the Family Home … Continue reading

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Property Auctions – Risk v Reward

There has been plenty of opinion in the past – particularly during the boom years – of the right time to buy property. There seems to be signs of recovery in the property market. Many of these properties are being … Continue reading

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Case Report – Beware of the Lies

A recent case in the High Court of Nolan –v- Mitchell & O’Neill [2012] IEHC 151 is a warning to anyone who is exaggerating or outright lying in personal injury cases.

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Owners Liable for Corrupt Employees

The new Criminal Justice (Corruption) Bill has recently been published by the Government. It has the potential to have a big impact on businesses. It also proposes changes that will have a direct impact on public servants. It implements a … Continue reading

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Challenging Facebook

How do you challenge Facebook if they refused to take down offending and illegal material? I am sure this is already a common problem for people and will only increase as social media and the internet invades our lives even … Continue reading

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De Facto Couples – Don’t Lose the Farm

The law changed in January this year to extend a new law governing De Facto partnerships, putting farm and property at risk when a De Facto couple breaks up. The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Co-Habitants Act, … Continue reading

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Still some benefits for First Time Buyers

Even though the main benefit of exemption from stamp duty has been removed, there are still some tax benefits available for first time buyers. Simon Ball, Tax Consultant, wrote about this recently in the Irish Independent. The Government has recently … Continue reading

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Injunctions in Employment cases

In Employment Law, it is common to bring an application to the Employment Appeals Tribunal or Rights Commissioner if you are incorrectly dismissed. In some extreme cases an application for an injunction will be brought to the High Court. This … Continue reading

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