We are delighted once again, to participate in ‘My Legacy Week’ from 30th October to 4th November. My Legacy is an umbrella group of over 50 Irish charities who work together to highlight the importance of having a will and asks people to remember a charity they care about, once all other important personal decisions have been made.
A recent survey by Royal London has found that 70% of Irish People have no will.
Divorce is back to pre-recession levels after several years when family law disputes were postponed as a result of the economic crash.
We came across the following document that may be helpful to landlords in relation to the safety requirements that must be in place for tenants.
From July 1st this year, new standards came into effect for landlords to ensure that they are providing a safe and healthy environment for tenants. Landlords may find below helpful.
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Enniscorthy Rockin' Food Festival takes place from the 4th - 6th of August and what a fantastic line-up of food events and music awaits us!
Following an interview with Stephen Fry on Gay Byrne's 'The Meaning of Life', a member of the public believed Fry's comments were illegal and contrary to the Defamation Act 2009. The person said they were "doing their civic duty" and had written to Garda Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan over the comments. Gardaí considered the statement and decided not to proceed with the investigation. None-the-less, the complaint sparked much media attention and debate over the relevance of our blasphemy laws in modern society.
We are very excited to have been shortlisted for two awards at the AIB Irish Law Awards which are taking place in May. We are a finalist in the 'Best Provincial Law Firm in Leinster' category and Anthony Rath has been shortlisted for 'Irish Legal Executive of the Year'!
We all hear stories of credit and debit card fraud. Using cash as a payment method in shops and restaurants is fast on the decrease and this, along with a surge in online shopping, has led to card payment being the prevalent payment method.
Our office in Enniscorthy will close on Wednesday, 21st of December and reopen on Wednesday, 4th of January.
It was that time of year again, when we had our annual audit from The Institute of Legal Research and Standards. Again this year, we were successful in achieving a ‘gold’ ’ Q6000 legal standards award, we excelled in all areas of the rigorous audit and achieved an exceptional overall rating of 99%!
My Legacy was established in 2003 by a small group of Irish charities who wished to spread the word about charitable bequests. The organisation now represents over 60 leading Irish charities and not-for-profit organisations.
Since Budget 2017 was announced, higher amounts can now be inherited tax free.
Interesting piece about a case in Lancashire in The Independent recently. . .