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Transfer of sites to children and relations – stamp duty relief ends this year – an update on Irish legal matters from Kilkenny based solicitors

If you are thinking of transferring a site or land to a son or daughter, remember, if you do it before 31st December 2014,  your child can avail of consanguinity relief to the tune of reducing the stamp duty bill … Continue reading

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Delays in Probate Office Dublin – a newsbriefing on Irish Legal issues from Holland Condon

On 15th September, 2014, the main Probate Office for Ireland, issued the following release = “Current delays in the Dublin Probate Office To enable Dublin Probate staff reduce the current 16 week waiting period for a grant of representation to … Continue reading

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UK conveyancing system moves closer to being all online – an update on legal matters from Kilkenny Solicitors Holland Condon

The English Law Society announced on Friday 10th October, 2014 that a comprehensive new home conveyancing portal offering an efficient, secure and transparent way of managing the conveyancing process has entered the final stages of development and is scheduled to … Continue reading

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UK Solicitors Regulation Authority steps up its work on money laundering ; lessons for Ireland’s Law Society – a briefing on legal news from Kilkenny Lawyers Holland Condon

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in the UK  is stepping up its efforts to ensure solicitors firms do not become embroiled in money laundering activity and are compliant with the various regulations and legislation associated with anti money laundering compliance. … Continue reading

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UN Human Rights Committee review of Ireland – news on Irish legal matters from Holland Condon Solicitors Kilkenny

The review of Ireland’s fourth periodic report on its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) took place before the UN Human Rights Committee in July 2014 in Geneva. The Committee’s ‘Concluding Observations’ on Ireland were … Continue reading

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Kilkenny continues to be one of the lowest counties in Ireland for injury compensation claims – a legal newsbrief from Kilkenny Solicitors Holland Condon

The Irish Injury Board’s mid-year review for 2014, issued on 15th September, 2014, cites Kilkenny as one of five counties with the lowest accident and injury claims per head of population ! Other interesting facts = • During the first … Continue reading

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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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