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5 Things you should not to do if you have been involved in an accident at work where you have sustained personal injuries.*

September 22, 2015

Being involved in an accident where you have sustained personal injuries* can be very traumatic and stressful. This stress can be heightened if the accident happened at work, particularly if you are worried about the implications it may have on your employment or if you are put under pressure from your employer. If you have […]

5 things you should do if you have suffered personal injuries* as a result of an accident at work.

September 8, 2015

Being involved in an accident, especially one where you have sustained personal injuries* can be very stressful. If the accident happened at work it can be very difficult to know what to do, especially if you are worried about the implications it may have on your employment. This is particularly important if you have been […]

Switching your mortgage could save you thousands of Euro

August 24, 2015

It’s amazing how savvy people can be when it comes to cutting the costs of their household bills such as heating or groceries, yet they continually overlook their most significant household expense – their mortgage. According to the Central Bank, the average interest rate being charged by Irish banks is 4.26%, and that’s only the […]

What are the difference between a General Power of Attorney and an Enduring Power of Attorney?

August 20, 2015

A Power of Attorney is a legal mechanism by which a person (known as a ‘the Donor’) allows another specifically nominated person (known as ‘the Attorney’) take actions on their behalf in accordance with the terms of the instrument. There are two types, a General/Ordinary Power of Attorney and an Enduring Power of Attorney. A […]

I am not the type of person who brings a personal injury* claim.

August 20, 2015

  I recently met a lady who, throughout the course of our conversation, informed me that her husband had been very badly injured in an accident* at work. I asked her ‘Did he do anything about it?’ She informed me that he had not brought a personal injury action*, as he was not the type […]

Can I bring a personal Injury* claim if I have been attacked by a dog?

August 11, 2015

Dog attacks can cause serious personal injuries* and, in many cases, can also result in the victim suffering serious psychological injuries. Such attacks have been legislated for under Section 21 of the Control of Dogs Act 1986. This section provides that the owner of the dog shall be liable for the personal injuries* caused in […]

The Creighton Case shows that the State can be liable for Personal Injuries caused to one inmate by another.

August 5, 2015

The Creighton Case shows that the State can be liable for Personal Injuries caused to one inmate by another. In June 2013, Mr Creighton was awarded €150,000 by the High Court in his action against the State for personal injuries he sustained in an unprovoked attack by a fellow inmate. This was heralded as a […]

Is there anything I can do if I have been involved in an accident* while on holiday abroad?

August 5, 2015

  Although you might not believe it from looking out the window, but we are well and truly in summer holiday season. As we can never rely on the Irish weather and as the Irish economy thankfully continues to grow, many people have planned to holiday abroad. Unfortunately, every year a portion of people’s holidays […]

Will the Courts take a Pre-Nuptial Agreement in to consideration in Family Law Proceedings?

July 6, 2015

While the Family Law Courts are not obliged to take the contents of a Pre-Nuptial Agreement in to consideration in Family Law Proceedings, there is nothing preventing them from doing so. Indeed in more and more circumstances the Courts are taking into account the contents of Pre-Nuptial Agreements and using them as a guide in […]

Am I entitled to bring a Personal Injuries* Claim if I was not wearing a seatbelt?

June 29, 2015

If you have been unfortunate enough to be involved in a road traffic accident, where you have suffered injuries* you may wish to bring a personal injuries* claim to compensate you. There are three key components to any successful claim. Firstly, the accident most result in personal injuries*. Secondly, the accident most be caused as […]

What are the difference between a General Power of Attorney and an Enduring Power of Attorney?

June 15, 2015

A Power of Attorney is a legal mechanism by which a person (known as a ‘the Donor’) allows another specifically nominated person (known as ‘the Attorney’) take actions on their behalf in accordance with the terms of the instrument. There are two types, a General/Ordinary Power of Attorney and an Enduring Power of Attorney. A […]

‘Will I, won’t I’ The benefits of making a Will

June 1, 2015

There are only two certainties in this life, death and taxes. It is for these two reasons that it is essential that everyone makes a Will. Making a Will ensures that you can make proper provision for your dependants and that your property is distributed as you see fit, subject to certain rights of spouses […]

5 things you should do if you have been in an accident in a public place and have sustained personal injuries.*

May 25, 2015

Being involved in an accident, especially one where you have sustained personal injuries*, can be very stressful. If that accident happened in a public place, some people can also find it very embarrassing. A combination of both stress and embarrassment may lead the injured party to act in a way that very often compromises a […]

Examinership now more Accessible to Small Businesses

May 18, 2015

What is Examinership: Examinership is the mechanism whereby by a struggling and insolvent company is given the protection of the Court from its creditors to assist in its survival. Examinership is an alternative to winding up of a company that is in financial difficulties. If the Court is satisfied that the company has a genuine […]

What is a Separation Agreement?

May 4, 2015

A Separation Agreement is a mechanism by which a married couple can become separated without the necessity of them going through the Family Law Courts. It is a legally binding contract entered into by the parties setting out each party’s rights and obligations to the other.  It can often be a less expense and quicker […]

6 Things you should do if you are in a road traffic accident where you have sustained personal injuries*

April 27, 2015

Being involved in a road traffic accident, particularly one where you sustained personal injuries* can be incredibly stressful. Very often you can be in a state of shock and naturally your sole concern is ensuring that you and the other parties are not badly injured. However to protect your interests, particularly were you have sustained […]

Employment Law: Am I obliged to give my employees a written contract of employment?

April 20, 2015

Once an employer starts to regularly pay a worker a wage or a salary, a contract of employment is deemed to exist. Although there is no requirement to furnish this employee with a written contract of employment, under the Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994, an employer is required to furnish his employees with a […]

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney and why should I make one?

April 13, 2015

An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal mechanism by which a person (known as a ‘the Donor’) allows another specifically nominated person (known as ‘the Attorney’) take actions on their behalf in circumstances where the Donor becomes incapacitated. Unlike a General Power of Attorney, an Enduring Power of Attorney only comes into effect once […]

Think safety, Farm safely

April 6, 2015

For the fifth year in a row, the agriculture sector has more work place accidents* and injuries than any other, according to the Health and Safety Authority. More than 1000 people a year suffer personal injuries* in farming accidents, and it accounted for over 50% of work place fatalities in 2014. The farm is a […]

Are we to see a change in how medical negligence* cases are run in 2015?

March 30, 2015

There has been considerable criticism over the last number of years, with respect to manner in which medical negligence* cases are run, the length of time it takes to conclude the action, the manner in which damages are paid and the level of costs associated with bringing such an action. In order to resolve these […]

Nullity and Family Law

March 23, 2015

Nullity of marriage is a declaration by the Family Law Courts that a marriage is null and void and that no valid marriage exists between the parties. Nullity is very different to Divorce. A Divorce is an order from the Family Law Courts ending a marriage, a Nullity is the declaration that the marriage never […]

Garda Compensation Claims* and the Law.

March 16, 2015

If a Garda sustains personal injuries* while preforming his duties, he/she may be permitted to bring a personal injury* claim under the Garda Siochana (Compensation) Acts. Such claims are limited to members of an Garda Siochana who have suffered: personal injuries* which have been maliciously inflicted while in the performance of their duties; or personal […]

What does the Enactment of the Finance Bill mean for Farmers?

March 9, 2015

On the 1st January 2015 the Finance Bill came into law, but what impact will it have on the farming community? Changes to Capital Acquisition Tax Capital Acquisition Tax relief will now only be available in respect to property gifted to or inherited by ‘active farmers’ or to individuals who are not active farmers, but […]

7 things not to do if you have been involved in a road traffic accident where you have sustained personal injuries*.

March 3, 2015

Being involved in a road traffic accident can be incredibly stressful and quite traumatic, particularly where you have sustained personal injuries*. Naturally, at the time of the accident, your sole concern is that you, your passengers and the other parties are not badly injured. At the time of the accident, you are often not concerned […]

It is time to take Concussions seriously

March 3, 2015

The Six Nations is now in full swing and we thankfully welcomed back Johnny Sexton to the team after a long absence due to concussion. With the World Cup only nine months away and with Ireland having just confirmed their intention to bid to become the host nation of the 2023 tournament, it is notable […]

The State could be liable in Personal Injuries Actions over school’s failure to adequately protect students from Bullying.

August 9, 2014

  The case of O’Keeffe v Ireland has dramatically changed the responsibility the State has in protecting pupils in public education. The outcome of this case may mean that the State is liable for Personal Injuries sustained by pupils as a result of being bullied by their peers. Ms O’Keeffe had sued the State for […]

The Creighton Case shows that the State can be liable for Personal Injuries caused to one inmate by another.

July 4, 2014

The Creighton Case shows that the State can be liable for Personal Injuries caused to one inmate by another.

New Proposals for Pre-Action Protocols in Medical Negligence Cases

June 30, 2014

New Proposals for Pre-Action Protocols in Medical Negligence Cases

Why should you instruct a Personal Injuries Solicitor when you have been involved in an accident and have suffered Personal Injuries

February 13, 2014

Why should you instruct a Personal Injuries Solicitor when you have been involved in an accident and have suffered Personal Injuries.

Changes to the In Camera Rule will Facilitate Family Law Solicitors in Advising their Clients.

February 13, 2014

Changes to the In Camera Rule for Family Law and Child Care Proceedings


*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.