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What does Brexit Really Mean for Britain?

A large topic of discussion in recent months is that of Brexit – but what is Brexit? On the 23rd of June 2016 Great Britain held a non-binding referendum to establish whether or not the population wanted to leave the EU or accept the recently renegotiated agreement...

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No Will to Establish a Register of Wills

Registration of Wills Most people know the importance of wills in relation to splitting property between children following the death of a parent. However, just because you do not have property does not mean you should not have a will. Once you are a parent having a...

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Children to be Seen and Heard

Child and Guardianship Act 2016 The new Act commenced on January 18th 2016 overhauls the systems and how it views children. The system now considers the views of children and grants more rights to single parents, especially fathers, and to same-sex couples.  It also...

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Disqualified from Driving? What to do.

Disqualified Licence A number of months ago I was disqualified from driving. However, I have recently been offered some work involving driving, which I am under pressure to accept, due to financial strain. What are the consequences for me driving while disqualified,...

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Bankruptcy: What Needs to Change

Improvements to Bankruptcy. Over the last 8 years there has been an increase in the number of businesses and families who have been forced to file for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a court process which deals with debt payment. If it is successful, the process allows the...

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The Right Way to Rights of Way

Registration of Rights of Way Acquired through Usage There are a large number of Rights of Way (ROW) in Ireland acquired by usage where there is no written document creating them.  A ROW arises if you own a piece of land and in order to get to it you must pass over a...

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Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015

At the start of the year, this Act was signed into law which created greater rights for those with a limited capacity to make decisions, whether as a result of a brain injury, disability or illness, such as dementia. The Act sets out tests to determine whether a...

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Drink Driver Technicalities

In recent months, drink driving offences have been topical in the media. Unfortunately, most of the publicity has been negative, referring to the number of people who escape conviction as a result of technicalities. Recently, it came to light that incorrect statistics...

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Who Will Think of the Kids?

Children in Wills To Quote Helen Lovejoy from the TV show the Simpons “would someone please think of the children?” Of course most parents do think of their children and go to great lengths to provide for them. However, parents don’t quite attach the same importance...

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