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“No win no fee” in accident claims – what’s the catch ? – an opinion on irish legal matters from Holland Condon Solicitors

Generally, most of the personal injury cases we agree to accept are taken on a “no-win-no-fee-basis”. “No win no fee” or “no foal no fee” means that we only get paid for our time working on your behalf if your … Continue reading

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I.C.S. Building society mortgages being dealt with by Bank of Ireland – news in the legal world from Kilkenny based solicitors Holland Condon

The government have sanctioned the transfer of ICS business to Bank of Ireland, per this official announcement issued in late August, 2014 = We would like to advise you of the transfer of the business of ICS (the Transferor) to … Continue reading

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Is First Consultation Free in accident claims good enough ? – an opinion on aspects of Irish Legal practice by kilkenny law firm Holland Condon

I say “yes” it is ! We offer this to potential clients on the basis that we will recover the cost of the consultation through suing the responsible party; and, getting them to pay the majority of the costs of … Continue reading

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NPPR hefty penalty looming – an advice note on Irish Law by Holland Condon solicitors in Kilkenny

You have until 1st September, 2014 (only a few days left!!) to pay this tax on Irish residential property, after which stage the amount owed increases by €3,000 ! As of August 2014, the total owed on a liable property, … Continue reading

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Is your compensation guaranteed when you are injured – an advice note on Irish law by Kilkenny Solicitors Holland Condon

The simple answer “No”. Even where you have a 100% compensation claim (i.e. a case certain to win), there’s no guarantee that you will get any money. There are a variety of reasons for this, but the one we focus … Continue reading

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Irish State benefits paid to injury claimants needs to be repaid – an update on Irish Compensation Law from Kilkenny Solicitors Holland Condon

The Recoverable Benefits and Assistance Scheme will come into effect on 1 August 2014. The Social Welfare and Pensions Act, 2013, provides that certain social welfare payments, which are normally deductible from a claimant’s personal injury claim for loss of … Continue reading

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Accidents at work – a note on Irish Law from Holland Condon Solicitors Kilkenny

An Employer owes his staff a very high duty to keep them from harm and to ensure they are protected whilst working for them.Your employer is required by law to ensure the health and safety of all workers and to … Continue reading

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New occupiers of rated properties – an update on Irish Law from Kilkenny Solicitors Holland Condon

The owner of a property is now obliged to advise the local rates office of any change in occupation of a rated commercial property, e.g. sale, new lease. They have 14 days to inform the local authority. This law was … Continue reading

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Annual Taxes payable on Homes in Ireland 2014 – from a law firm based in Kilkenny Holland Condon

Recently, we have received a number of queries asking if NPPR tax is payable for this year(i.e. 2014). Consequently, we have decided to recap on the current state of play. NPPR TAX – this tax is payable in respect of … Continue reading

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Do I need a solicitor to make an injury claim ? – an opinion from Kilkenny Solicitors Holland Condon

The straight answer to the question is no you don’t need to use a solicitor to make an injury claim. You can make the compensation claim yourself. In fact, the Irish Government policy is to encourage people not to use … Continue reading

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