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Mediation Bill signed into law.

Legislation to promote the use of mediation as an alternative to court proceedings has been signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins. The Department of Justice has said the law signed yesterday will speed up resolution of disputes, reduce legal costs associated with such disputes, and reduce or avoid the stress involved in adversarial […]

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General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force on 25 May 2018 replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive. The regulation governs the privacy practices of any company handling EU citizens’ data, whether or not that company is located in the EU. It will tighten the rules for obtaining […]

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Companies (Accounting) Act, 2017

Most of the provisions of the Companies (Accounting) Act, 2017 came into effect on the 9th of June 2017 and makes a number of changes to the 2014 Act. The main changes are: The new Act transposes the EU Accounting Directive into Irish law. The directive deals with annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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% […]

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