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Legislation Updates

06 May 2016

Legal Liability For Animals In Ireland

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Legal Liability For Animals In Ireland

While the majority of fatal farm accidents in the last number of weeks were caused by machinery, deaths caused by animals also feature. This is a reminder to farmers not only of the dangers but also the liabilities that are associated with stock.

The legal rules which cover liability for damage and injuries caused by animals are unusual in that they impose a 'strict liability' on the owner in many instances.

12 November 2015

Legislation To Cut Bankruptcy Term To One Year Imminent - Says Taoiseach

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Legislation To Cut Bankruptcy Term To One Year Imminent - Says Taoiseach

Legislation to reduce the bankruptcy term from three years to one year will be in place by the end of the year, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Mr Kenny has told the Dáil that the Government has accepted the need to reduce the term from the recently introduced three years to one year.

28 September 2015

Oireachtas Justice Committee recommend Bankruptcy Term should be cut to 1 year

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Oireachtas Justice Committee recommend Bankruptcy Term should be cut to 1 year

The Oireachtas justice committee has recommended that the bankruptcy term should be cut from three years to one year. The move puts pressure on the Coalition to act on the issue as its previous move to reduce it to three years from 12 years was widely criticised as not going far enough. The justice committee also left open the option for some bankruptcies to be extended to three years.

21 August 2015

Change in Succession Law for Irish people with overseas property

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Change in Succession Law for Irish people with overseas property

New EU regulation No 650/2012 came into force on the 17th August 2015 and applies to all deaths after that date.

Ireland has opted out of the regulation as have The UK and Denmark but Irish Citizens will still benefit from it if they own property in any of the 24 member states that have signed up to the regulation.

16 March 2015

Top 5 Questions asked in Bankruptcy Cases

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These are the top 5 questions asked by clients when considering Bankruptcy:

Top 5 Questions asked in Bankruptcy Cases
Myth 1: “Bankruptcy can’t save your home from repossession…”

You may not necessarily lose your family home in bankruptcy. You may be able to agree a schedule of mortgage payments with your bank and the Official Assignee, where such payments are within the Reasonable Living Expenses approved by him.

If there is no equity in the family home there is no immediate interest for the Official Assignee to sell. However, if the spouse or civil partner wishes to purchase the interest of the Official Assignee, the Official Assignee in determining the purchase price will have regard to the value of the property, the amount of negative equity,  how long the property may remain in negative equity and any other relevant matter.

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