Industry news

01 Jun 2018

Family companies can often work well as a business model but, sadly, ties of blood are not a guarantee of harmony. The point was illustrated by one case in which a falling out between brothers led...

31 May 2018

Planning decisions often have a huge impact on communities and, with the benefit of professional advice, local campaign groups can have a decisive say in the process. In a case on point, one such...

31 May 2018

When children are injured in mysterious circumstances, it frequently falls to family judges to investigate and find out where the truth lies. In one such case, a judge found that serious brain...

30 May 2018

Tenants are legally entitled to be consulted before their landlords sign agreements with their managing agents or others that extend beyond a 12-month period and result in the levying of service...

29 May 2018

People in debt are highly vulnerable and professionals who advise them are for that reason subject to intense regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the courts. The point was made...

29 May 2018

Will forms that are filled in without legal advice are an invitation for dispute between your loved ones after you are gone. The point was powerfully made by a Court of Appeal case in which two...

25 May 2018

Wise unmarried couples who move in together always seek legal advice to ensure that their property rights are both clear and protected. In one case where that sadly did not happen, a woman who...

24 May 2018

It may soon be illegal in Ireland to smoke in any outdoor areas where food is being served.

Legislation has been proposed to the cabinet that would see the smoking ban extended to any...

24 May 2018

Parents will often want to gift ownership of property such as a house or plot of land to their children or other family members as a means of support or to help them to start off in their own...

24 May 2018

A lease option agreement is a form of rental contract which is becoming more and more common in the UK but is yet to really take hold in Ireland, where is it also known as a rent-to-buy scheme....

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