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  • Civil Litigation in Ireland

    April 02, 2014

    Ireland is a constitutional democracy with a common law jurisdiction. It is a member of the European Union since the 1st January 1973. The European Convention of Human Rights was incorporated into Irish Law in 2003.

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  • The Rules of Irish Intestacy

    April 02, 2014

    an intestate” means a person who leaves no will or leaves a will but leaves undisposed of some beneficial interest in his estate, and “intestate” shall be construed accordingly.

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  • What is an Enduring Power of Attorney

    April 02, 2014

    A Power of Attorney is an instrument signed by a person (known as the Donor) giving another person (known as the Attorney or Donee) power to act on behalf of the Donor in accordance with the terms of the instrument.

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  • Charities and Conveyancing

    March 19, 2014

    In Commissioners of Income Tax - V - Pemsel (1891) (A.C. 531), Lord McNaughten stated "a charity in its legal sense comprises four principal divisions

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  • Disclosure in Probate Actions

    March 19, 2014

    Given the increase in the number of contentious probate claims there is a renewed focused amongst practitioners on steps that can be taken to protect themselves against a challenge to the validity of Will which they have prepared. This raises a question in relation to how requests for information from potential claimants should be dealt with and in particular what level of disclosure should be made and at what stage.

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