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

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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 acted in hundreds of claims over the years.

If you are a Guard and are injured by a prisoner while acting in the course of your duties you may be entitled to be compensated and you should call us to make enquiries.

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Road Traffic Offences – An Update

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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 order to keep drivers safe on the roads, road traffic regulations continue to develop to keep pace with our driving behaviours.

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Immigrant Investors Programme

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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 investment in Ireland.

The investment in Social Housing Property Development provides a zero risk opportunity because of the fact that it is Government backed by way of rental guarantees. It presents the best citizenship by investment opportunity for you and your family to immigrate to Ireland, where you will enjoy many benefits available to Irish residents. 

Visas Ireland is a special purpose company dedicated to achieve 100% success in the investment immigration process in Ireland. Visas Ireland will complete an assessment of all investors prior to submission for approval to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services (INIS), and prepare the relevant documentation required by the Irish Immigrant Investor Programme.This is a unique offering which aims to ensure all client applications submitted by Visas Ireland to INIS will be approved.

Hughes Murphy is a trusted partner of Visas Ireland as a Law Society bonded firm of Solicitors. 

The Visas Ireland team of trusted partners also includes a senior Immigration Consultant, a former Department of Justice Assistant Principal, a firm of Chartered Accountants affiliated to the Association of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a Professional Property Developer. Visas Ireland will provide you with the best services for the investor visa process and future planning, and we enjoy a success rate of 100%. 

Find out more at www.visasireland.com

 

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Consumer Protection Law – Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts

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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 the passing of this Directive, legislation on Unfair Terms varied across EU Member States, and for that reason, consumers were more hesitant to buy goods or services from other Member States. 

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Are you a Landlord or a Tenant?

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      Are you aware to the important changes to Landlord and Tenant Law? 

The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015

            has made significant changes to

         Landlord and Tenant Law in Ireland

  

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Uachtanna, inniúlacht agus cinnteoireacht – Tuiscint nua

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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. Tá cumas ag duine faoin Acht mas féidir leo cinéal chinneadh áirithe a thuiscint sa gcomhthéacs ábartha. De réir an míniú seo, d’fhéadfadh cumas a bheith ag duine maidir le chinntí beaga, fiú munar féidir leo dul i ngleic le chinntí níos mó.

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

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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 to understand the nature of a particular decision in the relevant context. This means that a person can be considered to have capacity to make some decisions, even if they do not have capacity to make bigger decisions.

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