All posts by: Niamh Moran

Making a Will? Get a legal consultation for just €50!

Carmody Moran Solicitors are participating in My Legacy Week commencing Monday, 29 October 2018 in conjunction with charities’ umbrella group MyLegacy.   MyLegacy is a coalition of over 50 Irish charities that have come together to promote leaving a gift […]

Probate Claims by Children – Statute of Limitations

Time waits for no man…or child. In law there is a concept known as the Statute of Limitations – lawyers refer to this as ‘the Statute’. Essentially various time limits are put on various legal heads of claim within which […]

Inheritance Redress Scheme for Unmarried Cohabiting Couples

Did you know however that only married couples or registered civil partners are exempt from inheritance tax under current tax laws? Increasingly as a society couples live together and either postpone or choose not to marry. However, if you are […]

Contesting a Will? Read these two successful case studies

There have been two landmark High Court judgments outlined below which have had implications for how wills can be contested in Ireland. Whilst one of the major tasks an executor of a will has to undertake after someone’s death is […]

Irish Motorists could get Compensation for Court Fines Fiasco

Another week, another Garda scandal! We have now learned that a systems error within the Garda organisation had resulted in 14,700 motorists being wrongly summoned to court and convicted of various motoring offences. In essence these 14,700 people should never have ended […]

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No ‘Alternative Facts’ Allowed in Personal Injury Affidavits of Verification

So, apparently we now all live in a post-truth era where Donald Trump is the leader of the free world. However, unlike the new dawn heralded in by The Donald’s press secretary this weekend, the legal framework concerning ‘facts’ remains […]

The old reliables of death & taxes arise again with modern family treatment on RTE Liveline show

This particular radio programme concerned how step-children within an increasingly common modern family scenario may have different tax treatments in an inheritance context. I had the rare occasion of listening to Joe Duffy’s Liveline when driving back to the office from […]

Make a Will in 2015: Your New Years’ Resolution

Best wishes for a very happy and prosperous new year in 2015 and welcome also to Carmody Moran Solicitors’ new and improved website. It also seems opportune to suggest some new year’s resolutions with a legal flavour! The perils of […]

€1,000,000 awarded to physiotherapist after slip and fall at work on icy steps

A physiotherapist working for the HSE has been awarded one million euro in damages against her employer after she slipped and fell on icy steps at the entrance to her work place at the Baggot Street Community Hospital in Dublin. […]

Circuit Court personal injury award limit is increased by 60%

  The maximum limit that the Circuit Court can award in personal injury actions is being increased. That means fewer cases will go to the High Court but can the courts system cope? The changes to the monetary jurisdictions of […]