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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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Elderly people socialising.
A review of the cases of the thousands of incapacitated people living in residential care is essential to ensure that those who lack the capacity to consent to their stay in institutional care are not being deprived of their liberty, writes Stephen Walsh. AT A GLANCE: The protection (or lack thereof) afforded to people who stay in residential...
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Following on from part 2 of my guide to Conveyancing Process in Ireland I will take an in-depth look at the Completion of Sale and Stamp Duty & Registration of Title. It is important for first time buyers to be aware that there is a technical sequence of events which must take place according to...
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Following on from part 1 of blog entitled A Guide to The Conveyancing Process in Ireland I will take an in-depth look at the Letter of Loan Offer, Pre-Contract Enquiries and Contract for Sale.  It is important for first time buyers of property to be aware that there is a technical sequence of events which...
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In this series of my 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 purchasing process clearer and easier to follow. It is important for first time buyers to be aware that there is a technical sequence of events which...
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The law in relation to personal injury claims changed significantly following the enactment of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Acts 2003-2007 and the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004. The reforms introduced in Ireland now require mandatory pre-litigation assessment of the claim by a state agency now known as the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB)....
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38 South Main Street,
Naas,
Co. Kildare.


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