In January 2013, the Conveyancing Conflicts Task Force Regulation was introduced. This regulation prohibits the same solicitor, or two solicitors from the same firm, from acting for both the seller and the buyer, or transferor and transferee, in property transactions.
The AIB Private Banking Irish Law Awards takes place on April 30th and we are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalists in two categories:
Today in Ireland, there are 30,000 homes in danger of repossession. Whilst Government action is being discussed, it is obvious that this is action is of utmost importance to deal with this serious situation and to assist these 30,000 homeowners.
Capital Acquisitions Tax is payable if you receive a gift or inheritance, the value of which exceeds your lifetime’s tax-free threshold.
January is a time when we often commit to carrying out little acts of self-improvement in order to feel more fulfilled or to improve an aspect of our lifestyle.
Coming up to Christmas time, many of us think about donating items and giving financial support to our favourite charities.
Do you know that the law is changing in relation to penalties imposed on drivers who are not displaying a valid NCT disc on their vehicle?
As we’re coming towards the end of the year, the topics below are particularly apt at this time.
We were recently audited by The Institute of Legal Research and Standards and were successful in achieving a ‘gold’ ’ Q6000 legal standards award.
We are delighted to work with ‘My Legacy’ which is a coalition of almost 80 Irish charities working together to promote the power of legacy giving. ‘My Legacy’ highlights the fact that leaving a gift in a Will to a charity is a simple and fulfilling experience that anyone can do. Ireland lags greatly behind the UK in what charities earn from legacies, with only 6% of income coming from legacies, compared to 40% in the UK.
Congratulations to the Blackwater girls on reaching the Under-16 Camogie County Final!
Ulster Bank ran a very pleasant breakfast meeting at Pauline McGuire’s Toffee & Thyme Restaurant in Enniscorthy this morning. John A. Sinnott & Co Conveyancing Manager Jean Murphy attended the meeting.
Life is short. We have heard it said a thousand times. Perhaps that is why we avoid planning for our death. In neglecting to make a Will, we are neglecting to care for those left behind.
In May of this year, the Director of Public Prosecutions issued a direction to the Gardaí that if a suspect in Garda custody requests their solicitor to be present, then this request should be granted. The Department of Justice and Equality informed the Law Society, the ruling body for solicitors, that solicitors may now advise clients in person during Garda interviews.
I am often often asked, ‘What are the legal steps involved in buying/selling my house. . .?’