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Assisted Decision Making Capacity Act 2015

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The commencement of the Assisted Decision Making Capacity Act 2015, unfortunately, still has not occurred. This failure to commence the legislation is reprehensible as it leaves persons who either have no capacity or limited capacity in a very vulnerable position. For the moment the Enduring Power of Attorney legislation is the only legislation that gives…

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Barring Orders

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An interesting case was heard in the High Court recently entitled “C v C”. The matter was heard by Mr. Justice Max Barrett. Ms. C obtained a Barring Order against her husband in the District Court. The husband brought an application to the High Court seeking to vary the Barring Order by allowing for the…

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Psychiatric Services

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It is often said that the psychiatric services are the Cinderella of the Irish health system. Certainly the resources allocated to the psychiatric services have very much being dwarfed by the resources allocated to other aspects of the health service. It is not clear as to exactly why the issue of mental health has to…

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Family Law

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The Courts Service of Ireland recently advised that nearly 4,000 couples applied for Divorce in the Republic of Ireland in 2018. By far more people applied for Divorce than Judicial Separation. As is standard in most cases the vast majority of people agreed to extinguish succession rights. Almost 50% of people sought a Pension Adjustment…

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Divorce

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It is often said that there is no law in family law and to a certain extent that is correct and that can make it difficult to advise clients. Clients will often ask what would a Judge be likely to do. Whilst it is possible to advise as to what a Judge is likely to…

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Family Law & Covid-19

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The Courts have not been sitting as frequently as normal because of the COVID-19 scare. In particular Domestic Violence applications has been prioritised by the District Court, therefore, any person seeking a Protection Order, Interim Barring Order, an Emergency Barring Order or a Safety Order will be dealt with as quickly as possible by the…

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Court Sittings

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The Courts are currently not sitting save for emergency type applications.  It is uncertain as to whether the current restrictions will cease.  However, it does seem to be the case that the manner in which cases especially at the Superior Court level are held will change.  There have been various calls for more remote hearings…

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Making a Will

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A recent case from Canada illustrates the importance of making your Will and engaging in estate planning well in advance. A Will hastily written on a McDonalds napkin has been formally accepted by a Judge in Canada. Mr. Lanigan wrote the Will while sitting in a McDonalds Restaurant as he thought he was having a…

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Updated Covid – 19 arrangements

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Dobbyn & McCoy is currently closed in line with Government directions. We will do our best to continue to deliver a service to our clients if you need to contact our solicitors please find their contact info below:- Gerard O’Connor – goconnor@dobbynmccoy.com Danny Morrissey – dmorrissey@dobbynmccoy.com Finola Cronin – fcronin@dobbynmccoy.com Edel Morrissey – emorrissey@dobbynmccoy.com Rosa…

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Covid-19

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The offices of Dobbyn & McCoy are open for business. Clients may prefer given the current corona virus scare not to attend in person for consultation. We in Dobbyn & McCoy are complying with all directions and requirements of the H.S.E. in respect of this virus. Accordingly, we would like to advise our clients that…

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