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 […]

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 […]


Have you ever heard the term “mitigate your loss” and wondered what it meant? Legal terms are often misunderstood, but we’re here to help. Join Paul Murran as he explains exactly what this means.  

Shareholders Agreement

A Shareholders Agreement is a legally binding contract between the people or entities who own a company, that is the shareholders and sometimes the company itself. It is important that the contents are understood by all parties. We offer legal support and advice in relation to company formation and the drafting of shareholders’ agreements to […]

Notary Public and a Commissioner of Oaths

Difference between a Notary Public and a Commissioner of Oaths

Managing partner Paul Murran was appointed a Notary Public by the Chief Justice of Ireland. The functions of a Notary Public are often confused with a Commissioner for Oaths. In this blog we will briefly discuss the difference between the two. What is a Notary Public? A Notary is a public officer who most commonly […]

gender equality and diversity benefits

How gender equality and diversity benefits business and employees

Peter O’Connor & Son LLP is proud to announce that we have signed the Gender Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Charter, approved by the Law Society of Ireland. While gender equality and diversity have improved in recent years, there is still a long way to go before we reach full equality.  Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion […]

Ireland cycle to work scheme

Government introduces Bike to Work Scheme

In an age where convenience takes priority, what makes us believe the Bike to Work Scheme would appeal to businesses? At Peter O’Connor & Son Solicitors LLP, we believe the benefits of this initiative trump the short-term satisfaction of convenience. The Bike to Work Scheme is a tax incentive scheme to encourage employees to cycle […]

we are going green

Tips for a sustainable office space

Peter O’Connor & Son are going green. We realise that our personal and corporate responsibility towards the environment goes beyond following regulations. As a result, we have decided to action to minimise our environmental impact. In the past year, we’ve halved our paper usage as we move towards creating a paperless environment in our offices. […]