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Covid-19: Insurers Refusing To Pay Out? Why You Shouldn’t Accept It

15 Jun 2020

Many businesses are concerned about the significant financial impact COVID-19 is having on their bottom line. In times when businesses have had to shut their doors due to this global pandemic, many have sought to rely on their business interruption insurance policies in the hope that these losses can be recovered. Business Interruption Claims However, as recent news reports suggest, insurance companies appear to have adopted a blanket rejection of all business interruption claims. It has been rumoured that brokers are accepting this position without question and are advising their clients that they are not covered. While this position will…

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Employment Rights During Covid-19: We Answer Your Frequently Asked Questions

15 Jun 2020

Many people around the country are concerned about the significant impact COVID-19 will have on their way of life – especially their jobs. Many have already been laid off, some have received less hours or have been placed on part-time work, and a number have had their salaries reduced. Over the last number of weeks and months, our team of employment law solicitors in Dublin have been busy answering some of your employment-related questions during this global pandemic. Here’s our answers* to a few frequently asked questions: Q1. I’ve been temporarily laid off due to COVID-19. Is this allowed and…

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Botched Cosmetic Surgery – What To Do If You’re A Victim

15 Jun 2020

There are many reasons for opting to undergo cosmetic surgery. While some do it to purely to meet today’s perception of beauty, most do so to feel happier and more confident in their own skin. Whatever the reason, the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is not lightly taken. Not only can cosmetic surgery be expensive, but it can often take weeks, if not months, to recover. These sacrifices, along with the fact that it can often involve a lifetime of planning, expectation, and promise, means that when cosmetic surgery goes wrong, dreams can be dashed within the blink of an…

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Can I Take a Personal Injuries Claim for Work-Related Stress?

23 Apr 2020

‘Yes’ is the short answer – but it’s a little more complicated than that. Our work life has changed drastically over the last decade. Whilst the advancements in technology and the advent of broadband is largely welcomed, the level of connectivity it has created today’s society has made it difficult for some to have a life away from work. This aspect of today’s society is further exacerbated by the growth of globalisation which encourages companies to provide a 24/7 service to their clients and customers resulting in long hours, unrealistic targets and a culture of expectation – the effects of…

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Personal Injuries Claim – Our Ultimate FAQ Guide

22 Apr 2020

As experts in personal injuries claims, we are constantly asked questions about how the personal injuries claims process works. Here’s just a few of the questions that we’re frequently asked by our clients and the general public: What is a ‘personal injuries claim’? A general rule of Irish law is that we each owe a duty of care to those around us. If someone has breached that duty of care, either by an act or an omission, and this breach inflicts an injury on another person, the injured party may be in a position to bring a claim for compensation…

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Legal Update: Divorce Living Apart Requirement Reduced to 2 Years

21 Apr 2020

On the 1st December 2019, legislation reducing the requirement for spouses to live apart for a period of four years during the previous five before they can be granted a divorce commenced. This change, brought about by a referendum on Divorce in which an overwhelming percentage of the population voted in favour, reduces the minimum living-apart period specified in the Family Law Divorce Act 1996 to two years during the previous three years. Particularly welcome, and no doubt a huge relief to the many couples, is the provision within the legislation that provides for Judicial Separation applications currently before the…

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The 4 Most Common Personal Injuries Claims in Ireland

20 Apr 2020

If you’ve suffered a personal injury through no fault of your own, seeking the advice of professionals is always the best choice. What are the most common personal injury claims in Ireland and how can you secure the compensation you are entitled to? 1. Road traffic accident claims Road traffic accident claims are those that arise when a person is injured on our roads. The most common forms of injury in this jurisdiction, road traffic accidents come in all forms and include accidents that occur to all types of road users – from pedestrians to truck drivers. Due to the…

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4 Simple Steps To Help You Win Your Unfair Dismissal Case

30 Mar 2020

If your employer has dismissed you from your employment and fair procedures have not been followed, you may bring a claim for unfair dismissal. As a team of unfair dismissal solicitors, there are a number of simple steps to help you win your case. 1. Keep detailed records You should keep detailed records of EVERYTHING in relation to your employment and dismissal. This will help your solicitor to understand and prepare your case and will also act as an aide memoire when the case goes to hearing. Such information might include: A timeline of events leading up to your dismissal….

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