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Insurance Companies

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Insurance Companies have become a powerful force within Irish society.  They clearly have their own agendas which essentially is the making of profit.  On foot of campaigning by Insurance Companies a new Law is to be passed by the Government.  The new Law will change the current position in terms of the responsibility of an…

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Divorce Reform in England & Wales

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England and Wales recently changed their Law in respect of Divorce.  Now a Divorce can be granted in England and Wales on the basis that one spouse can state that the marriage is irretrievably broken down no further reasons need to be given.  The new Law also provides couples with the option of jointly applying…

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Family Law Bill

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Family Law has always been regarded as the Cinderella of the legal system.  It has been grossly under funded and is quite frankly not fit for purpose.  In recognition of this the Government gave a commitment to publish a Family Court Bill.  The aim of the legislation was to set up a dedicated Family Law…

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Family Law & Jurisdiction

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Many Irish people travel over and back to the U.K. and some may live in the U.K. for prolonged periods of time.  Many Irish citizens marry U.K. citizens and may live between the two jurisdictions.  In the event that there is a dispute between the parents leading to separation a frequent question raised is where…

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Mervyn Taylor

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Mervyn Taylor is a name that will not be well known to many, however, he more than any other Politician in recent history has made a substantial contribution to Irish public life in the last 30 years.  He was a Labour Politician and was fundamental in making the case for Referendum in Ireland, the point…

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Cyclists

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Cyclists face many hazards on the road.  There was a recent Court of appeal case which upheld an appeal by Clare County Council against a High Court award for a Plaintiff. The Plaintiff was awarded €113,000.00 for personal injuries.  He said he had fallen off his bike due to a defective ramp on the roadway. …

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Gift & Inheritance

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Parents will often consider as to whether or not to gift property to the children or let the children inherit on their death.  This can be a difficult decision to make and each case should be looked at on its own merits.  Clearly the parents will need to retain sufficient assets for their own well…

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Health & Safety at Work Act 2005

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The pandemic has changed many things one of which is in the way in which we work.  At the first lock down most people were told to stay at home and indeed work from home.  Jobs that were previously considered as essential to have office attendance were no longer so.  Now that the issue has…

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False Information

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Dobbyn & McCoy have recently become aware that various businesses in Waterford have received letters purporting to come from our office.  The letters purport to be from Dobbyn & McCoy advising businesses that their policy of excluding persons from premises who do not wear facemasks is unlawful.  All our clients should note that these letters…

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Surrogacy

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Donor assisted human reproduction has become an increasing phenomenon in Irish Society.  Surrogacy be it on a formal or informal basis has become more and more prevalent.  The Law has lagged behind the science in this area.  Accordingly, there is very little regulation.  This leaves persons entering the process in an uncertain situation, it also…

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