July 11, 2018

Solicitors are such a happy bunch !!

Of course, there are happy and unhappy people in every profession, and lawyers are not the exception. However, it is sobering to look at the statistics measuring just how unhappy lawyers are. The often-cited Johns Hopkins University study of more than 100 occupations found that lawyers top the list for […]
July 9, 2018

Mandatory medicals on the way for injury claimants

People making claims through the Personal Injuries Board (PIAB) process will have no choice but to attend a medical under new laws currently being drafted by government. PIAB is Ireland’s independent (allegedly) state body, which assesses personal injury compensation for those that been injured in most accidents. It was established so people […]
June 25, 2018

English Legal News – Historic shift as women outnumber men practising as solicitors

As the solicitor profession becomes increasingly diverse, pressure is growing for greater equality in the workplace, the Law Society of England and Wales said as its Annual Statistics report for 2017 revealed there are now more women than men practising as solicitors. thsi already occurred in Ireland some 4/5 years […]
June 19, 2018

Can an electronic signature be used in a will ?

NO, it can’t !!!!!! A will must be signed in accordance with the formalities set out in Sections 77 & 78 of the Succession Act, 1965. Essentially, it states that no will shall be valid unless: a) it is in writing, and signed by the testator, or by some other […]