Blogs

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April 24, 2018

I Really Must Get That Will Done!

This is something that we hear all the time. We are referring to a Last Will and Testament under which you direct how your Estate is to be distributed after…
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March 6, 2018

Personal Injury Claims: Are we over-compensating?

A quick search of recent news articles on ‘personal injury claims’ reveals that the prevailing perception in the media is that many of these claims are exaggerated or even fraudulent.…
calculating-bills_925x Blog
February 20, 2018

Are You Thinking Of Switching Your Mortgage?

We all shop around for home insurance and car insurance every year however, when it comes to our mortgages, there is a reluctance to do so. At Hughes Murphy we…
hands-heart-house_925x Blog
February 15, 2018

Do I Qualify For The Help To Buy Scheme?

The Help to Buy Scheme was introduced by the Government to assist first time buyers of newly built homes to help with the payment of the deposit. It also applies…
money-in-the-bank_925x Blog
February 7, 2018

At Hughes Murphy Solicitors We Offer The Most Competitive Conveyancing Fees In Ireland

Buying a house is known for being one of the most stressful events in one’s life.  At Hughes Murphy our expert conveyancing team pride themselves on making the process as…
computer-security-lock-and-payment_925x Blog
December 12, 2017

Invoice redirection fraud alert

Invoice Redirect Fraud Invoice Redirect Fraud is a crime targeting businesses working with suppliers and businesses that regularly perform online financial transactions.  At this busy seasonal time, An Garda Síochána…
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December 7, 2017

Does My Employer Want To Sack Me – Under Investigation? Know Your Rights!!!

There are many types of investigation.  A criminal investigation is one we are all familiar with and the right to silence is something that anyone who has ever watched a…
anonymous-business-man_925x Blog
November 28, 2017

Bullying at Work

Bullying doesn’t begin and end with the schoolyard, unfortunately, and research shows that it is still a significant problem in the workplace. (more…)
checking-sales-data_925x Blog
October 24, 2017

DPC Annual Report 2016

On the 11th April, the Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon released her Annual Report. This is her third annual report since taking up office in September 2014. The Data Protection…
paperwork-filing_925x Blog
September 7, 2017

I Really Better Get That Will Done!

This is something that we hear all the time.  We are referring to a Last Will and Testament under which you direct how your Estate is to be distributed after…
garda Blog
August 15, 2017

We didn’t think a broken nose was minor – and neither did the High Court

In Hughes Murphy we specialise in advising Members of the Garda Síochána and are the most experienced firm in the Country in handing claims under the Garda Compensation Acts having…
garda traffic Blog
June 11, 2017

Road Traffic Offences – An Update

  Provisional statistics for 2016, published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA), show that there was a 15% increase in road traffic related fatalities in 2016 compared to 2015. In…
Divorce Blog
April 25, 2017

A Quicker Divorce in Ireland?

Since the inception of Divorce in Ireland in 1996, you are obliged to live apart from your spouse for four out of the previous five years in order for a…
Immigrant Investor Programme Blog
March 28, 2017

The Immigrant Investor Programme

  The Immigrant Investor Programme is open to non-EEA nationals and their families who commit to an approved investment in Ireland.   (more…)
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March 27, 2017

Immigrant Investors Programme

  VISAS IRELAND & HUGHES MURPHY    Visas Ireland offers an Irish citizenship and residency programme to ‘High Net Worth’ non-EEA individuals and their families by way of a solid…
Enduring Power of Attorney Blog
January 19, 2017

Enduring Powers of Attorney: Peace of Mind for you and your Family

Why create an Enduring Power of Attorney? With an increase in illnesses that can affect your mental capacity, such as Early Onset Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, it is becoming increasingly…
Contract Blog
December 1, 2016

Consumer Protection Law – Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts

In 1993, the EU passed Council Directive 93/13/EEC on Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts, in order to provide a measure of consistency to Consumer Protection law in Europe. Prior to…
Tenant-keys Blog
October 27, 2016

Are you a Landlord or a Tenant?

      Are you aware to the important changes to Landlord and Tenant Law?  The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015             has made significant changes to…
decision making Blog
October 27, 2016

Uachtanna, inniúlacht agus cinnteoireacht – Tuiscint nua

Tá míniú úrnua tagtha ar ‘chumas’ nó ‘inniúlacht’ le rith an Acht um Chinnteoireacht Chuidithe (Cumas) 2015. Bunaítear ‘cumas’ faoin Acht nua ar chumas an duine ó thaobh tuiscint de.…
living_will_decision_making Blog
September 27, 2016

A New Understanding of Living Wills, Decision-Making & Capacity

The understanding of ‘capacity’ to make decisions has been radically redefined by the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015. Capacity under the new Act is based on the person’s ability…
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September 6, 2016

Important Changes in Family Law – Guardianship, Access, Custody and Maintenance

The Child and Family Relationships Act 2015 brought significant changes to the area of Family Law in Ireland.  While some of the changes have not been enacted certain provisions relating…
images_Passports Blog
July 19, 2016

Leathnú ag teacht ar teorainneacha chultúrtha Éireann

Bunaíodh pobail Éireannacha sa Bhreatain, sna Stáit Aontaithe agus san Astráil blianta ó shin, agus tá rath agus cáil orthu fós sa lá atá inniu ann. Tá aithne níos lú…
images_Passports Blog
July 19, 2016

New Working Holiday Agreement – Ireland expands her Cultural Borders

The Irish communities in Britain, the US and Australia have been established for centuries and continue to grow and change into the modern day. Lesser known are the communities of…
images_Garda Blog
June 21, 2016

Criminal Injuries Compensation

Injured as a result of a Criminal Act? Did You Know That You Can Claim Compensation? Many people are unaware that there is a scheme for the payment of compensation…
images_Commercial-Conveyance Blog
May 19, 2016

Cíos Tráchtala – Cad atá ag tarlú anois?

Leanfaidh cíosanna tráchtála ag méadú go dtí deireadh bhliain 2017, dar le Léirmheas Margadh Oifige HWBC i 2015. Is toradh é seo ar an ghanntanas tromchúiseach atá le sonrú faoi…
images_Commercial-Conveyance Blog
May 17, 2016

Commercial Rent in the Capital – What’s Happening Now?

Commercial rents in Dublin will continue to rise up to the end of 2017, according to HWBC’s Office Market Review 2015. This is due in large part to an ‘acute…
images_blogimage1 Blog
May 9, 2016

Comhchónaitheoirí agus an Dlí

Tuigimid uile go bhful tionchar ag an bpósadh ar ár stadas dleathach, ár gcearta comharbais, ar an phinsean agus ar an chain. Ní thuigeann gach éinne, áfach, go bhfeadfaí teacht…
blogimage1 Blog
April 18, 2016

The ‘Cohabiting Couple’ and Relationship Breakdown

Many people understand that getting married impacts on your legal status, your inheritance rights, pensions and tax brackets. However, not everyone is aware that by simply living with a partner,…
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June 10, 2015

Inside Track: The financial ups and downs of divorce

Nearly 100,000 people have terminated their marriages in the almost 20 years since Ireland voted to legalise divorce. As well as the emotional ramifications, the financial implications of divorce are…
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May 11, 2015

New Companies Act 2014

The Companies Bill 2012 was published in December 2012 and was enacted by President Higgins on 23 December 2014. It is expected to commence, or be brought into force, in…
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May 6, 2015

Recent Judgments: Key cases in brief

The failure to present certain evidence in court did not amount to misconduct by solicitors  Maverley vs Clarke IEHC 232 (High Court, Kearns P,April 20th, 2015)  The High Court dismisses an…
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May 6, 2015

The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014

INTRODUCTION The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (SI no 9 of 2014) (The “2014 Regulations”) came into operation on 1 March 2014. The full requirements of the 2014 Regulations apply…
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March 13, 2015

People we have helped

The following articles illustrate how the Injuries Board does not always get it right:- Road Traffic Accident leads to an award of €61,000 Declan a Garda, was injured in a road traffic…
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March 10, 2015

S117 of the Succession Act 1965

S117 of the Succession Act 1965 1) Where, on application by or on behalf of a child of a testator, the court is of opinion that the testator has failed…
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February 27, 2015

Recent Developments in Personal Injury Claims

In a personal injury action a plaintiff will be entitled to recover for lost earnings and other lost pecuniary benefits that are caused by their injuries. If the injured person…
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February 25, 2015

What are Your Rights as a Tenant?

What is a Tenant? You are classified as a tenant when you hold the right to use a piece of land or a structure by agreement with the property owner.…
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December 12, 2013

New Bankruptcy Laws

The Minister for Justice signed the new bankruptcy legislation on the 3rd of December 2013 reducing the period of bankruptcy from 12 years to 3 years. This follows on from…