Tag Archives: policy

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 and will come into effect in late October 2021. The amendment has introduced many minor changes to the Principal Act but one of the major amendments relates to farmers and small business owners. The amendment allows specific individuals who qualify to […]

Farm Consolidation Relief

Farm Consolidation Relief

The stated aim and purpose of Farm Consolidation Relief is to encourage the consolidation of farm holdings, to reduce fragmentation and improve the operation and viability of farms. Certain sales and transfer or exchanges of land that are carried out for consolidation purposes may be entitled to stamp duty relief under Section 81(b) of the […]

Setting up a Discretionary Trust for a child with special needs

A trust is a legal device created to deal with the management of the property on behalf of another person. In Ireland, Discretionary Trusts are most commonly used as part of estate planning due to the flexibility they provide, in particular for parents of children with disabilities or special needs who may not have the […]

Partnership Agreements

Understanding Partnership Agreements

A partnership is defined in section 1(2) of the Partnership Act 1890 as a “relationship which subsists between persons carrying a business in common with a view to profit”. It is common for a business to be formed between friends or family members, most often by way of the formation of a limited liability company. […]

Shareholders Agreements

Shareholders Agreements and what they entail

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. Although a Shareholders Agreement is not a legal requirement for a Company, it may be advisable that one is drafted in conjunction with the Constitution to set out in […]

name change

Change of name, deed Polls & frequently asked questions

Here we will answer a few frequently asked questions on deed polls and name changes. 1. I would like to change my name; can I do this?   Yes. In Ireland, you have two options by which you can do this. The first and more informal method is through “common usage” i.e. where you simply […]

Process of the sale of a house from a buyer’s perspective

Process of the sale of a house from a buyer’s perspective

For most, buying or selling a house is something the majority of people will only do a handful of times, if that, during their lives. In the legal world, we refer to the process of buying or selling houses as conveyancing. The conveyancing process may sometimes appear complicated and shrouded in mystery. However, it need […]

company policy

Keep your business running with a clear COVID-19 company policy

These are hard times for companies right now, dealing with the COVID-19 lockdown and all of the issues it is throwing up, keeping afloat and trying to keep your staff employed to name but a few. The Government has introduced some specific legislation to try and address the immediate issues and are providing ongoing guidance […]

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