Category Archives: Legal terms

Settlements & Trusts

A Settlement is an arrangement in which property or assets are transferred (or settled) to a Trusted individual (the Trustee) for the purpose of managing and safeguarding them on behalf of another person or group of people (the Beneficiaries). This legal relationship, known as a Trust, ensures that the assets are handled in accordance with […]

Making a Will

Making a will refers to the process of outlining, in writing, how you want your assets dealt with and distributed after your death. A Will is an important document that can help minimise legal disputes and ensure that your wishes are carried out. Your Will should be created with the help of a professional , […]

Life Interest Trusts

Life interest trusts, sometimes referred to as occupation interest trusts or vesting trusts, are legal arrangements under which a trustee holds an asset, such as property or investments, on behalf of a beneficiary, but subject to certain restrictions or conditions. These conditions typically specify when the beneficiary will gain access to the asset, such as […]

“Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR)

“Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) is a term that refers to a person’s choice not to be resuscitated if their heart stops or they stop breathing. It is most commonly arises in a medical setting and is often included in advance directives or other medical documents. A properly made DNR order can help ensure that a […]

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 […]