November 18, 2019

Deceased bank customers – Irish banks to be more caring to next-of-kin

18th November, 2019 The five main retail banks in Ireland have agreed to a ‘common commitment of care’ for bereaved customers. The announcement was made by the Irish Banking Culture Board (IBCB), which was established in April 2019, write Philip O’Leary (board member, IBCB) and Jade McDonagh (senior manager, IBCB). This […]
October 29, 2019

Family Law issues should be dealt with outside of court

29th October, 2019 The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice and Equality last week called for a major overhaul of the family law system. It wants urgent status for long-promised legislation for the establishment of a dedicated and integrated family court within existing court structures. Specialised family courts are commonplace in […]
October 21, 2019

Owner’s Liability to pay Commercial Rates

21 October, 2019 The Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019 was enacted on 11 July 2019 to deal with various aspects of the collection of commercial rates and related matters.  Concerns were expressed by the Irish Law Society to the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government in […]
October 7, 2019

Email signature declared legally binding

7th October, 2019 Manchester County Court has ruled that an email signature block forms part of a legally binding contract. A lawyer’s emailed response to a suggested contract change, made during negotiations for the sale of a piece of land, was deemed by a judge to be legally binding. The […]