Gaming and Lotteries Update Does your organisation run competitions or promotions? Be aware that as of the 24 June 2020, the Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Act 2019 (Commencement) Order 2020 was signed. The new regime will commence on 1st December 2020. If you are your organisation would like to understand more about what the new…

We have all had to make changes to the way we live during this difficult time, and we have adapted our practice to be there in whatever way we can for our clients, by implementing work practices that follow the new regulations and social distancing guidelines. The Covid 19 crisis has prompted many people to…

Following on from parts 1 – 3 in our series of articles relating to the COVID 19 crisis what follows below is an overview of the alternative methods of executing legal documents that may be helpful in keeping business moving while at the same time being cognisant of the necessary COVID-19 restrictions that are in…

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate lives around the world and most commentators are predicting a sharp economic correction. Some contractual issues which have been raised by concerned parties are discussed below. 1. FORCE MAJEURE Force Majeure clauses are often included in commercial contracts. The clause typically seeks to excuse a non-performing party, whereby certain…

Part 2: COVID 19 – Companies Registration Office Filings Following on from Part 1 of our COVID 19 series of articles below is a summary of the current situation and obligations relating to the Company Registration Office (the “CRO”). The CRO announced that it will not be in a position to process submissions or answer…

As we continue to work together as a country to contain COVID-19 and to ‘flatten the curve’, the restrictions in travel and gathering can make it difficult from a practical perspective to manage the affairs of a company and for company directors to ensure that they are fulfilling their obligations accordingly. The uncertainty regarding when such…

Here at Fachtna O’Driscoll Solicitors, I have advised and guided many first time buyers through the process of purchasing their first property. This can be a stressful time as it is something that you have never done before, but I always aim to provide clear and straightforward advice to each client in order to make…

Fachtna O’Driscoll Solicitors acted for a client who was driving his car when a truck, which was travelling in the opposite direction, lost control and struck our client’s car resulting in his suffering injuries to his neck, shoulder and back. Our client underwent a number of MRIs and had to undergo extensive physiotherapy. Although the…

Fachtna O’Driscoll Solicitors secured a settlement for a client who was caused to slip and fall outside her premises as a result of a defect in a stair. Our client had previously warned the owner of the defect but nothing was done to fix it. She slipped and fell causing injuries to her lower back….

Fachtna O’Driscoll Solicitors represented a driver of a vehicle who was on one of the main roads in the city centre when the vehicle in front of him suddenly reversed into his car. Initially the driver of the other vehicle argued that our client was at fault and that he had in fact been rear…

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