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Employers Beware and Prepare - Data Access Requests - Legal Advice Privilege for ‘Lawyer’s’ Advices Only

In the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) claim of Richard Carron v Fastcom Broadband Limited (UD1515/2013), (being a claim of unfair dismissal) the EAT was asked to determine, as a preliminary issue, whether communications between the Respondent and its non-lawyer advisors were privileged legal advices.  The EAT determined that advice provided by a non-lawyer prior to the date of the claimant’s claim was filed with the Workplace Relations Services (WRS) are not so privileged.

25 Jan 2017

AMOSS Solicitors Joins Interlaw – An Elite Global Legal Network

AMOSS is pleased to announce that it has joined Interlaw, an elite global network of law firms.

14 Dec 2016

The Impact of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 on Fixed Asset Receivers

The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 (the “2015 Act”) came into effect on 4 December 2015  in the midst of much controversy and concern about the state of the Irish residential rental market.  As the Government came under increasing pressure to address the shortage of residential accommodation and provide additional protection for tenants, the 2015 Act was introduced as a first step in dealing with the  challenges faced by the sector.  While the introduction of improved rights for tenants is to be welcomed, the legislation has, at the same time, resulted in  increased costs, burdens and responsibilities for landlords. In particular the position of a receiver appointed by secured lenders has become increasingly onerous in respect of carrying out their duties required under their appointment. Sufficient time has now passed to allow the various stakeholders in the residential rental market to assess and understand how the 2015 Act will work.  What does the 2015 Act mean for receivers at a practical level?

08 Nov 2016

Delay Regarding New High Court Rules

On 5 April 2016 a new statutory instrument, SI 255 of 2016 was signed to take effect from 1 October 2016. The New Rules are intended to deal with all Chancery and Non-Jury actions and certain other designated proceedings. 

21 Oct 2016

Budget 2017

On 11 October 2016 the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan T.D, announced the Irish Government’s Budget for 2017.  There were a number of measures introduced which are likely to impact the Irish property market.  These measures were, in the main, intended to support the Government’s stated objective to alleviate the housing crisis through the Rebuilding Ireland Housing Action Plan published in July 2016.

14 Oct 2016

The Court of Appeal rules on Rateable Valuation for Circuit Court Jurisdiction

The Court of Appeal has ruled[1] that the Circuit Court had no jurisdiction to grant orders for possession of 6 residential investment properties as they were “not rateable” under s. 15 of the Valuation Act 2001 and not subject to the exceptions contained in that Act or the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act, 2009 and 2013.

29 Jul 2016