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Probate Simplified: A Guide to Estate Planning

Probate might sound complicated, but it’s just a part of sorting out someone’s things after they’ve passed away. It’s like making sure their belongings go where they wanted or as per the rules. If you’re unsure about probate or just curious, this guide will help you understand it better. At the end of the day, […]

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 […]

Power of Attorney

A legal document which allows someone to nominate and authorise another individual to make decisions on their behalf. It can be very limited in its scope and timeframe, or more broad, depending on the specific requirements of the situation.

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 […]

Waterford Law Society Ball

Waterford Law Society Ball Merited a Huge Success

Peter O’Connor and Son were duly represented by partners, Thomas Murran and Paul Murran at the annual Waterford Law Society ball hosted at Waterford Castle, on Friday the 9th of September. A great night was had by all. It was a welcoming opportunity to spend time with colleagues in a more relaxed setting. Peter O’Connor […]

Expiry of NPPR Charges

Expiry of NPPR Charges

The Non-Principal Private Residence Charge (NPPR) was an annual charge payable from 2009 to 2013. The charge was payable by those who owned more than one property, i.e. it was a tax on additional homes.  There was an exemption for NPPR charge on everyone’s principal private residence. The NPPR charge is no longer in place […]

amendments to the fair deal scheme

Understanding the amendments to the fair deal scheme

The Nursing Home Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2021 has now been passed into law. It will come into effect in late October 2021. The amendment has introduced many minor changes to the Principal Act. One of the major amendments relates to farmers and small business owners. The amendment allows specific individuals who qualify to ring […]

tips for making your will

Caring and thoughtful tips for making your will

The Covid 19 pandemic has given many of us cause to reflect on our mortality. As part of this reflection, we would encourage everyone (over the age of 18) to consider making a Will. Ambiguity, uncertainty and mixed messages are the principal causes of the majority of probate disputes. These can be avoided with a […]