Understanding the Succession Act 1965 and Your Inheritance Rights

An intestacy situation arises where a deceased person has not made a will or where they’ve made a will and for whatever reason, it’s proved to be invalid. So those circumstances, the Succession Act 1965, and the rules of the Superior Court set out who is entitled to what and persons who are entitled to […]

Dispute Resolution

Dispute resolution is a term used to define a broad range of methods or procedures that can be used to resolve a conflict between two or more parties, it encompasses everything from litigation to mediation.      

Employment Law

Employment law is a rapidly expanding and increasingly important aspect of Irish legal practice. Employment law is an extremely broad area of law that deals with both employers and employees’ legal rights, responsibilities and obligations. Significantly influenced and informed by developments at the European Union level and by various Constitutional imperatives, it is composed not […]

Land Registry

The Land Registry was established in 1892 and has a number of functions, including the maintenance of a fully computerised record of all registered titles. The Land Registry deals with registered titles. They are responsible for processing and examining registration applications. The registered land in each county is divided into folios, one folio for each individual […]

Common Law Notaries

A notary public, also known as a notary or public notary, of the common law is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non-contentious matters. These matters are usually concerned with general financial transactions, estates, deeds, powers-of-attorney, and foreign and international business. The term only refers to common-law notaries and should […]

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance tax is a tax paid by a person who inherits money or property from a person who has died. In Ireland, it’s a type of Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT) as opposed to the UK, where the estate of the deceased is liable for the tax. An estate tax is a levy on an estate, […]

Preclearance Letter

A preclearance letter is a special permission that allows for clearing customs or immigration in advance. Ireland has improved its process for granting preclearance to help Non-EEA de facto partners of Irish citizens to live and work in Ireland. This makes it easier for Irish immigrants to return home alongside the partners they have met […]


An executor is the person named in a will, as nominated by the testator, who will carry out the instructions of the will. The executor is responsible for distributing assets of the deceased’s estate as soon as possible. These assets must be preserved and given to the entitled beneficiary as instructed by the will. Not […]