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New Tax Appeal process

Under the Finance (Tax Appeals) Act, 2015, which came into effect on 21 March 2016, the Tax Appeals Commission replaced the Office of the Appeal Commissioners. Taxpayers who wish to appeal against a decision or determination of the Revenue Commissioners … Continue reading

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Now, where did I leave my spare Bible, Koran, Tanakh ?

Earlier this month, President of the High Court ,Kelly reiterated that a bible or other religious text appropriate to the deponent’s religious belief must be produced for the deponent when the oath is being administered. The absence of such a … Continue reading

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Insurance companies blame compensation claims for rise in premium – are they being honest ?

In yesterday’s Irish Independent, Charlie Weston has questioned the recent claims by the insurance industry on the high levels of compensation as their reasons for increasing premia on policies. It’s a very thoughtful article and one the insurance industry could … Continue reading

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UK consider Probate Court application fees based on value of the estate of the deceased person

The Ministry of Justice in the UK has a consultation paper out regarding fees for probate applications. At present, applications for grants of probate are set at £155 when a grant of probate is sought by a solicitor and £215 … Continue reading

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Accident Injury Claims are lowest in Kilkenny

Since the Injuries Board’s inception, Kilkenny has been the county with the lowest number of injury compensation claims per 1000 in the Irish Republic. The Injuries Board Overview Report for 2015 confirms that ! The report into injury compensation claims … Continue reading

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When an insurance company goes bust – who pays ? The story of the Setanta Saga

Who was Setanta and what went wrong? Setanta Insurance was a company set up in Malta that traded in Ireland selling exclusively car insurance. It would appear that it ran into some trouble in 2013 and by 16 April 2014, … Continue reading

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Selling a property for in excess of €500,000 – Revenue clearance

Irish Revenue have amended their threshold for clearance for property sales in excess of €500,000. An increase in the CGT threshold to €1million was introduced under section 42 of the Finance Act 2015 and came into effect on 1 January … Continue reading

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Most Irish people are happy with their Lawyer

Before Christmas, the Irish Law Society commissioned research company RED C to survey the attitudes of the Irish adult population towards solicitors and the Law Society. The research is the result of a telephone survey of a nationally representative sample … Continue reading

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Irish Water and selling your house – it’s really uisce beatha !

When Irish solicitors are selling houses on behalf of clients, we are obliged by law to ensure that there is no outstanding monies due to Irish Water. If we don’t do this and there is a bill, then, the solicitor … Continue reading

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High Court sits in Kilkenny to hear injury claim cases

The High Court will sit in Kilkenny for two weeks, starting 29th February 2016, and decide on compensation claims in respect of accidents.All types of injury claims will be heard by two Judges in separate courtrooms. Over 430 cases have … Continue reading

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