The purpose of this blog is to provide for social workers and those working in front-line clinical settings an overview of the law and principles relating to the assessment of capacity under the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. Its focus is on how to apply the guiding principles when assessing capacity, primarily in the context...
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For those who had not planned ahead for the possibility of mental incapacity by making either an Enduring Power of Attorney or an Advance Healthcare Directive when they had the capacity to do so, the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 sets out a number decision-making intervention options that will assist and support a person with...
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  1. What legal protections do vulnerable adults have? The Irish Supreme Court stated in 1996 that the fact that a person has diminished capacity does not mean that they don’t have the same legal rights as everyone else.  Although we all equal legal rights, many people have difficulty in exercising those rights and therefore, the...
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Economic recovery post-COVID-19 may be long and uneven; however, never before has Ireland seen so much growth in entrepreneurship. This has led to an increasing number of new start-up businesses as entrepreneurs take advantage of wider global markets. This blog is to examine potential business structures available to entrepreneurs. There are many business structures available...
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Anyone of us could have decision-making problems at some stage in our lives. A lack of mental capacity could be due to a stroke or brain injury, a mental health problem, dementia, a learning disability or alcohol misuse. Losing mental capacity does not mean that you cannot make your own decisions in line with your...
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Conveyancing process
In this series of blogs, I will take a look at the Conveyancing Process in Ireland and provide you with an in-depth guide in order to make the buying processes clearer and easier to follow. It is important for our clients to be aware that there is a technical sequence of events which must take...
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When do I need a Solicitor?
Although legal matters range from the very minor such as a parking ticket to the very serious such as organised crime, only some require the assistance of a Solicitor. Similarly, in civil matters, the seriousness of a case ranges from those heard at the Small Claims Court to complex High Court litigation, and everything in...
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What you can and can't get sacked for
Unfair Dismissal cases in Ireland are heard before the Workplace Relations Commission and are governed by the Unfair Dismissal Act 1977-2015. Employees who are fired are often upset and unsure about whether they can take action to save their jobs or get compensation; they don’t know their rights and they don’t know what to do....
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Do I need a solicitor to buy a house?
Sometimes I’m asked, ‘do I really need a solicitor to buy a house?’. The idea of buying or selling a house can seem like an endless merry-go-round between banks, solicitors and opposing parties. These types of transactions are often the largest a person undertakes during their lifetime, particularly where it is a family home. When...
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Transgender graphic
Written to mark Transgender Awareness Week 2019.  The Gender Recognition Act came into effect on 4th September 2015 and provides for the legal recognition of a persons’ preferred gender. This process allows individuals over the age of eighteen to self-declare their own gender identity. In general terms, sex refers to the genetic and biological differences...
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