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Good news on Gift Tax and Inheritance Tax

CAT Threshold As a result of the recent Budget announcement, the current Group A tax free threshold, which applies primarily to gifts and inheritances from parents to their children, is being increased. The increase is from €225,000 to €280,000 and … Continue reading

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The road to abolishing the 1c and 2c coins in Ireland

Consumers in the Republic of Ireland will begin receiving cash change rounded to the nearest 5 cent from Wednesday, October 28th,2015. The move is part of Ireland’s rounding initiative, which aims to reduce the use of 1 cent and 2 cent … Continue reading

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Email scam alerts

Beware of unexpected emails that seem to come from law firms or a friend/colleague, requesting that you open an attachment. The email may include content such as legal threats if the attachment is not opened, or claim that the attachment … Continue reading

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Making a complaint against a Solicitor or Legal firm in Ireland

Sometimes, we get queries where people have problems with the services or legal bill or advices received from a solicitor. FIRSTLY, we recommend that like any relationship, you should discuss your concerns with the other party ( i.e. the solicitor … Continue reading

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Good news for compensation claimants in Setanta Insurance cases

On Friday last, the High Court confirmed that the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland is liable in respect of claims against the policyholders of the insolvent insurance company, Setanta. The Law Society presented the legal arguments against the MIBI in this … Continue reading

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Have you assets in other countries in the EU ?

The EU Succession Regulation, devised to assist with administration of estates including assets located in multiple jurisdictions, came into force on Monday 15 August 2015 and applies to deaths after this date. Clients who hold property in EU jurisdictions should … Continue reading

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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 the … 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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