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29 May 2018

People in debt are highly vulnerable and professionals who advise them are for that reason subject to intense regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the courts. The point was made...

29 May 2018

Will forms that are filled in without legal advice are an invitation for dispute between your loved ones after you are gone. The point was powerfully made by a Court of Appeal case in which two...

25 May 2018

Wise unmarried couples who move in together always seek legal advice to ensure that their property rights are both clear and protected. In one case where that sadly did not happen, a woman who...

24 May 2018

It may soon be illegal in Ireland to smoke in any outdoor areas where food is being served.

Legislation has been proposed to the cabinet that would see the smoking ban extended to any...

24 May 2018

Parents will often want to gift ownership of property such as a house or plot of land to their children or other family members as a means of support or to help them to start off in their own...

24 May 2018

A lease option agreement is a form of rental contract which is becoming more and more common in the UK but is yet to really take hold in Ireland, where is it also known as a rent-to-buy scheme....

24 May 2018

The courts will only imply contractual obligations that are realistically achievable. In one unusual case on this point, a judge rejected a breach of contract claim against a professional dog...

23 May 2018

Plenty of parents have difficulty in convincing their home-bird children that it might be time to fly the coop and get a place of their own, but one American family was forced to resort to extreme...

23 May 2018

A substantial part of the cost of major infrastructure projects lies in the requirement to compensate those whose properties are blighted. However, one case concerning an underground gas storage...

23 May 2018

Registration of land as a town or village green guarantees public access for recreational purposes and protects it against development. However, as a High Court case showed, it frequently...

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