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Bad news on the injury claims front for Kilkenny Solicitors

If Kilkenny solicitors were hoping to earn an income from injury compensation claims, then they would be best move to another county !!   According to the Injuries Board’s latest report for 2014, Kilkenny has yet again come out as … Continue reading

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Health of solicitors ??

In the UK, solicitors continue to be in better health than the general population and the average number of sick days they take has fallen. However, most solicitors continue to work under moderate stress. The UK Law Society has published … Continue reading

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Agricultural Relief on inheritances and gifts

Revenue have published an interesting guide on the above, which we re-print as follows = Capital Acquisitions Tax 3. Agricultural Relief (Section 89 of the Capital Acquisitions Tax Consolidation Act 2003) 3.1 Capital Acquisitions Tax relief is available in respect … Continue reading

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Compensation for shock on hearing of child’s death

Damages awarded for depression caused by shock of hearing of child’s death in road traffic accident Purcell vs Long [2015]IEHC 385 (High Court, Barr J, May 15th, 2015) High Court awards €225,150 to a mother who suffered severe depression triggered … Continue reading

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Companies Act, 2014 – an update

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has published a Table of Origins and a Table of Destinations for the Companies Act 2014 (the ‘Act’). For details see the Department’s website It is essential to read the guidelines provided with … Continue reading

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Making provisions for your pet in your will

There are a few options to consider such as leaving the pet and a sum of money to: an animal charity and asking the charity to find the pet an appropriate home the executors with instructions as to the testators’ … Continue reading

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Bogus Solicitors

The Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority (SRA) in England have issued many alerts regarding people pretending to be solicitors. The objective, in the main, is to rob people and/or legal firms of money. The SRA revealed that it is happening with increasingly … Continue reading

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Shopping around for a solicitor

Recently, Conor Pope in the Irish Times wrote an article on how to hire a solicitor. He spoke to 20 solicitors in his research – http://www.irishtimes.com/news/consumer/how-to-hire-a-solicitor-a-consumer-guide-1.2255692 It’s an interesting article with some good points, but not great ones! Firstly, I think … Continue reading

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Magna Carta 800 years old this week

Magna Carta = The great charter The Magna Carta’s symbolic role as the touchstone for human rights and modern democracy was celebrated on Monday 15th June by one of Britain’s leading judges as the country marked the 800th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Why we ask for money laundering documents and need to keep an eye on suspicious transactions

Under Irish and EU law solicitors are legally obliged, like banks, to be aware of the above. recently, a plenary session of the European parliament voted the 4th Money Laundering Directive into law in Strasbourg on Wednesday 20 May, 2015. … Continue reading

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