Timeframe – Generally it takes six to eight weeks to carry out a conveyancing transaction from start to finish and the timeframe is dependent on efficiency of all involved; including the Solicitor on the other side of a transaction, length of time to deliver the surveyor report, and financial institution. Properties sold by receiver: The conveyancing [...]
The principal difference between a divorce and a legal separation is that a divorce entitles parties to remarry.
In order to obtain a divorce in this jurisdiction a person must be separated for four out of the previous five years prior to the institution of proceedings. A judicial separation may be applied for when the parties have been separated for one year.
Under the provisions of the road traffic Act a person who is stopped and of whom a sample is demanded is obliged to comply. Failure to comply with such a request is a separate criminal offence which can give rise to fines and/or disqualification.
The length of time involved in extracting a probate depends on the complexity of the estate. A person may have property overseas or a complicated financial position which has to be unravelled for the purposes of distributing the deceased property. When the estate has been clarified and the assets identified best practice would anticipate that [...]
Making of a will brings certainty to the intentions of the person making the will (testator) and provides for an orderly distribution of a deceased estate. In the absence of a will the persons’ property is disposed of under the provisions of the succession act and as such it is not tailored to the needs [...]
Medical Negligence* is one of the most difficult and challenging areas of civil litigation. It requires a great deal of effort and attention at the very earliest stages in the proceedings and an appropriate medical opinion must be obtained before an opinion could be given in that regard.
A person under the age of 18 must bring case through a person called a next friend. This person is accountable to the court and as the person is a juvenile the court will insist that they are professionally represented to protect their interest in every way.
The fact that the other driver is uninsured does not stop you from bringing a personal injuries action. The procedure is that a body called the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland participate in the proceedings and they effectively stand in place of an insurance company. This is quite a complicated and difficult aspect of a [...]
I had medical problems before I had a car accident. Does this mean that I can’t claim for my personal injury*?
A pre-existing injury or medical problem does not stop a person from bringing a personal injuries* action. Very often an injury sustained in an accident can exacerbate a pre-existing injury.