December 5, 2016

Insurance companies hype up claims culture

Our headline reflects the mood in the legal industry here in Ireland, regarding the insurance industry’s antics at blaming everything but themselves for the crazy hike in car insurance premia. It appears that their colleagues in the UK are doing the same, and having some success at convincing government. The […]
November 22, 2016

Attempts to restrict whiplash claims is not just an Irish phenomena

Recently, many journalists egged on by the Irish Insurance Federation, have been suggesting that the Government here needs to place a limit on the amounts of awards for whiplash. They claim the number of whiplash claims per 1,000 in Ireland is 5 times higher than elsewhere and that level of […]
November 17, 2016

How much money will I get for my injury claim ?

Recently, we’ve been getting lots of questions about how much compensation a claimant is entitled to and how is it worked out. The idea behind compensation is to put you in the same financial position in which you would have been had your accident not occurred. Compensation is called “Damages” […]
October 28, 2016

Buying a derelict house – the tax implications are set out below

There is a new Revenue procedure for a vendor to obtain a Local Property Tax (LPT) Property ID number for derelict/uninhabitable property. A derelict/uninhabitable property falls outside the charge to LPT and thus in most cases will not have an LPT Property ID number, which is required in order to stamp the deed of […]