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Types of Business Organisations – law notes for accounting and law students

There are various guises/structures/forms that people use to carry on business e.g. → sole trader → partnership → company → co-op → joint venture → mutual society = types of organisations through which business is carried on   SOLE TRADER: … Continue reading

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Property transactions in Ireland making steps to go fully online – a legal news bulletin from Kilkenny Solicitors Holland Condon

The biggest revolution of the conveyancing system in Ireland since the creation of the State has begun with the start of the implementation phase of the Irish Law Society’s “eConveyancing project”. eConveyancing will make all interactions between solicitors, lenders and … Continue reading

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New Companies Act – news on law matters from Holland Condon

The Companies Bill was passed on Wednesday, 10 December 2014. The new Companies Act is planned to come into force on 1 June 2015.It’s called Companies Act, 2014. With about 1,500 sections, this is the largest piece of legislation ever … Continue reading

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Law of Tort – negligence – law notes for accounting and law students from Holland Condon solicitors Kilkenny

Law of Tort  (Negligence) Civil Law side; mainly Common Law; some Statute & EU Tort – French = Wrong – TORT = defined as the Law of civil wrongs.  It’s about preventing one individual from hurting another individual’s Property (e.g. … Continue reading

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A new regime for inheritances and gifts when availing of agricultural relief – a legal note from Kilkenny Solicitors Holland Condon

From yesterday, 1st January, 2015, the rules relating to agricultural relief have altered. Essentially, Revenue require real farming to be part of the process, if a beneficiary wants to avail of the relief.   Up to the end of 2014, … Continue reading

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Law of Agency – law notes for legal and accounting students from Holland Condon Solicitors Kilkenny

(this Contract Law too) * Definition = an agent is a person (“agent”) who is “employed” by another (“principal”)  to bring that other person into contractual relations with a third party e.g. estate agent, travel agent. P (principal) enters a … Continue reading

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Business Leases – Contracting out of business equity rights – a note on Irish legal matters

Landlords and Tenants alike must feel their prayers were answered with Section 47 of the Civil law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 ( which we will call from now on the “2008 Act”). Section 4 of the1994 Act was amended by … Continue reading

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Employment Law – law notes for legal and accounting students from Holland Condon solicitors

Civil side (as opposed to criminal) part of contract law ~ Governs relationship between employers and employees.  The parties have a contract of employment.  Law in this area comes from common law, and, mainly, from statute/ EU law.  Focus is … Continue reading

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The impact of the Irish Legal Profession on Ireland and its economy – a note on law related matters from Kilkenny Solicitor firm

The Irish Law Society, recently commissioned an independent survey by leading Irish economic consultancy firm Fitzpatrick Associates, analysing both the impact of the downturn on the solicitors’ profession and the sector’s contribution to the wider Irish economy. The report details … Continue reading

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Consumer Law – law notes for legal and accounting students from Holland Condon solicitors

An area of Contract Law Designed to protect consumers from misleading advertisements, faulty products and services, and to provide injured parties in a “Consumer” contract with remedies. ~ most rights are “implied terms” into contracts as laid down by custom, … Continue reading

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