Tag Archives: sustainable firm

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

POC participating in the GROWCircle Programme

GROWCircle with GIY ‘Climate action at work’

We are growing our own food! In further efforts to become a more sustainable firm we will be participating in the GROWCircle programme. What is GROWCircle? The GROWCircle with GIY – Climate Action at Work programme is funded by the Waterford Chamber Skillnet. GROWCircle is a corporate wellness and sustainability programme designed to make growing […]

Farm Transfers & Succession Planning

Farm Transfers & Succession Planning

Farm transfers and succession planning are amongst the biggest decisions a Farmer will have to make in the course of their lifetime.  Farm Succession Planning should be a collaborative process and should include discussions between the family, Accountants, Famer Consultants and Solicitors. Succession planning should not be left until the last minute, i.e. the eve […]

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 […]

extension of immigration and international protection permissions

Immigration and International Protection Permissions extended

A final temporary extension of immigration and international protection permissions has been granted to 15th January 2022. This final extension applies to permissions due to expire between 21st September 2021 and 15th January 2022 including those permissions already extended since March 2020. Accordingly, those who held valid permission to be in the State in March […]

changes to the employment permits system

Government announces changes to the employment permits system for workers outside the EEA

Good news for the Healthcare and Nursing Home Sector, Skilled Healthcare Professionals and Healthcare Assistants! Due to the increased demand for Healthcare Assistants and other skilled candidates in several healthcare roles, the Government has this week announced changes to the employment permits system for workers outside the EEA. The announcement comes with immediate effect for […]

Enduring Power of Attorney – Commonly Asked Questions

Enduring Power of Attorney – Commonly Asked Questions

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney? An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint a specific individual or individuals to look after your personal, medical, and financial affairs in the event that you lose your mental capacity at some point the future. Is an Enduring Power of Attorney […]

What does the term Mitigate mean?

From a legal perspective, mitigate is a fancy way of saying “minimize”. It is generally used when referring to the obligation of an individual (normally a claimant) to minimise any ongoing loss or suffering they are experiencing. Judges will often tell claimants that “you can’t sit on your hands”, what they mean by this is […]

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