Appointment of an Examiner
Where there has been no decision to wind up a company and there is still a reasonable prospect of survival the courts have the power to appoint an examiner. The role of the examiner is to formulate proposals for a compromise or a scheme of arrangement in respect of the company, its creditors, and members...
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COVID-19 & Business Interruption Insurance
When I notified my insurance company that I was seeking to invoke my Business Interruption Policy, I was advised that they were refusing to indemnify me. They said this was on the basis that the notifiable disease (COVID-19) did not emanate from my office. I was taken aback. What is the point in having Business...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Commercial Contracts
The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has turned the commercial world on its backside. The commercial contracts that we all take for granted (and that keep the economy humming along) are under the biggest pressure test they will ever face.  Nobody is unaffected.  Whatever the strict legal position of a party to a contract may be (as...
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Market Abuse Regulation: Advise for Company Officers
In recent years the more globalised nature of financial markets has given rise to new trading platforms and technologies. In an attempt to provide a more transparent marketplace and improve investor confidence and market integrity, the EU introduced the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), which came into effect on the 3rd of July 2016. MAR provides...
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Yes No Image Vote
The Eighth Amendment is a popular topic of discussion as of late. Whichever way you are voting, in this edition of my monthly topics to discuss, I will look at the case of a Northern Irish resident who wished to vote in the Irish referendum. Case Name: Morelli, Roisin v An Taoiseach, Minister for Housing, Planning...
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What is GDPR?
In this edition of my monthly blog, I will discuss what the GDPR is, what it means to both the consumer and the business, and when it will come into effect. GDPR stands for “General Data Protection Regulation.” It is a new measure by the European Union that will come into effect from May 25th,...
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Ireland’s economic recovery has led to an increasing number of new start-up businesses as entrepreneurs take advantage of more favourable market conditions. This blog is to examine potential business structures available to entrepreneurs. There are many business structures available in Ireland, some of which do not require the creation of a separate legal entity. A...
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In my series of blogs recently I have been answering frequently asked questions that clients have regarding the legal system in Ireland and explaining different areas that have come up. In today’s blog I will look at the different types of courts in Ireland which is a really common one that pops up. Every nation...
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The Irish Legal System – Explained Ireland’s legal system has three main sources of law – Constitutional, Statute and the Common Law. Since its’ entry into the European Economic Community (EEC) on 1 January 1973, Ireland has also subscribed to the law of the European Union. The Irish Free State was established in 1922, in...
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Why Stephen Walsh & Co? We are an established firm of Kildare solicitors providing first-class legal services in many key practice areas. Our firm offers a comprehensive range of legal services to our broad range of clients with a special emphasis on: • General Litigation • Personal Injury Law • Property Law & Conveyancing •...
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