General News

Merger Announcement


We are delighted to announce that as and from the 1st of December 2019 Kelly Dullea, Solicitors will merge with TJ Hegarty, Solicitors, 58 South Mall, Cork, website TJ Hegarty Solicitors were founded in 1933 and are a long established and respected progressive Legal practice. Dermot Kelly and Finian Dullea have practised as Kelly [...]

Merger Announcement2019-11-29T12:36:28+00:00

Seperation of Criminal and Civil Courts


The Cork City courthouses have been separated so that all criminal business will now take place at the District Court courthouse on Anglesea Street while all civil matters will be conducted at the Circuit Court courthouse located on Washington Street.

Seperation of Criminal and Civil Courts2014-06-24T09:00:44+01:00

Legal Service Regulation Bill


The new Legal Services Regulation Bill is back before the Dail in the final week of June. There has been considerable progress between the Department of Justice and the Law Society. The Government plan is to have the report stage of the bill taken and completed by the final week in June. and then returned [...]

Legal Service Regulation Bill2014-05-28T09:07:55+01:00

New Examinership process for SME’s


Examinership is a process that allows a struggling business which has a prospect of survival, to avail of Court protection so that it has an opportunity to restructure its debts and thus give it a better prospect for recovery. Until now this process could only be conducted through the High Court and therefore it was [...]

New Examinership process for SME’s2014-02-18T09:59:40+00:00

New Monetary Jurisdictions for Courts in 2014


As and from 3rd February 2014 the new monetary jurisdictions will be as follows:  -     the jurisdiction of the District Court in civil proceedings will increase from €6,384 to €15,000. -     the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court in civil proceedings will increase from €38,092 to €75,000, except in personal injuries cases where a reduced increase [...]

New Monetary Jurisdictions for Courts in 20142014-01-03T12:30:36+00:00

Title Documents & Will Storage


We have a purpose built strong room for the safe storage of title documents. We provide safe custody facilities for clients free of charge who wish to store title deeds to their property in our strongroom. The documents are logged in our electronic registry and ready for inspection or collection at any time. In addition, [...]

Title Documents & Will Storage2012-08-20T09:53:44+01:00

Budget 2012 Approaches


Budget day has been confirmed as December 6th 2011. It is firmly believed that the rate of both Capital Gains Tax ("CGT") and Capital Acquisitions Tax ("CAT") will be increased in Budget 2012, perhaps to as much as 35% from the existing rate of 25%. Many commentators believe that ultimately these taxes may even reach 40% [...]

Budget 2012 Approaches2011-11-25T09:36:19+00:00

New Law for Owner Management Companies


The Multi-Unit Development Act, 2011 has made sweeping changes to the law relating to management companies within apartment and multi-unit developments. The primary aim of the Act is to ensure that common areas within multi-unit development are handed over to the owners management company in a timely manner. Such management companies are made up of [...]

New Law for Owner Management Companies2011-10-18T10:49:15+01:00

House Repossessions Halted?


Ms. Justice Dunne's recent High Court Judgement has effectively halted cases taken by lending institutes for repossession of mortgaged properties. The legal lacuna that was found to exist due to the repeal of 62(7) of the Registration of Title Act, 1964 means that banks are prevented from relying on this particular piece of legislation in their repossession claims. While  Chapter 3 [...]

House Repossessions Halted?2011-09-08T09:45:39+01:00

Increase in State Pension Age


The Social Welfare and Pensions Act, 2011 makes changes that impact on the existing State pension provisions. In particular, for new claimants the State pension (transition)  will be discontinued with effect from 1st January, 2014.  As a result there will be a standard State pension age of 66 years for everyone from 1st January, 2014. The [...]

Increase in State Pension Age2011-07-28T10:46:05+01:00