Guide to making a personal injury claim in Ireland
Personal Injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. The most common types of personal injury cases are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents (public liability), assault cases, accidents in the home, product defect accidents (product liability) and holiday accidents. Time...
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9 principles of assisted decision making
The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act was enacted in December 2015 and governs the law in relation to vulnerable adults who are experiencing difficulties with decision making.  There are a number of principles that form the basis of the Act and are of such importance they are used to guide interactions with persons whose mental capacity...
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Care facility detaining
A parent or family member has signs of mental incapacity and they are not allowed leave their residential or healthcare facility – does this sound familiar? It is not uncommon to be told by health or care services that they think your relative lacks the mental capacity to make certain decisions (for example, whether to...
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Advance Healthcare Directives
“Medical treatment may not be given to an adult person of full capacity without his or her consent. There are a few rare exceptions to this e.g., in regard to contagious diseases or in a medical emergency where the patient is unable to communicate”. (Denham J. In re a Ward of Court 1996) What is...
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Assisted Decision Making
What legal protections do vulnerable adults have? The Constitution provides that we all have equal legal rights. We had a Supreme Court case in 1996 which stated that the fact that a person has diminished capacity does not mean that they don’t have the same legal rights as everyone else. We may have a situation...
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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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38 South Main Street,
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