The war of attrition between the injuries board and solicitors

The war of attrition between the injuries board and solicitors in relation to payment of costs continues…………. By way of background the injuries board was set up would be stated intention not pay for any costs if a claimant want to bring a claim for compensation. The result is if you are blameless in an…

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Day in Letterkenny

All Day in Letterkenny today with Judge John o Hagan doing his best with a large list. Cases include sentencing of accused for death of Guard at checkpoint in Letterkenny,Infant cases Civil Motions all lumped together ,all crowded into a small courthouse renovated before the big courthouse spends of the past 10 years. Very small…

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Changes are comming

At the end of October, we are experiencing changed times in the legal business. The system of the purchaser solicitor giving undertakings is under review. The banks were quite happy to eliminate their own solicitor who protected their interest and put the responsibility on the buyers solicitor. This was done to save cost to the…

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Indemnity insurance

The Law Society has Indemnity insurance as a requirement on all practitioners. This means if the solicitor is negligent a claim can be made if the client suffers loss/damage. This worked fine until Some Solicitors gave Promises (Undertakings) that they now cannot honour. Examples include undertaking to pay proceeds of sale from sale of property…

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Welcome to Michael Monahan Solicitor’s Blog!

Welcome. My name is Michael Monahan, and I’m a Sligo based Solicitor. I’ve decided to set up a blog, to be able to share the information about interesting legal issues, that might affect you or any other person living in Ireland. I hope you’ll find the blog interesting and usefull For even more info please…

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