The Small Claims Court

The Small Claims Court in Ireland was designed as a method of resolving disputes involving as the name suggests small claims thereby reducing the burden on the courts system and to resolve minor matters without the necessity of engaging a Solicitor. The limit under which a claim may be brought is €2000 and the Small…

Jury Service

At some stage during the course of your lifetime you may receive a Summons from the County Registrar in the Courts Office to appear in Court on a specific date for the possibility of being empanelled on a Jury most likely in a criminal matter although some civil cases, for example defamation, also require a…

Termination of Employment

Where your contract is terminated by reason of retirement or resignation there is rarely much cause for dispute between you and your employer.  The position is usually very different where the employer considers it necessary to dismiss an employee.  Practically every employee with at least one years service enjoys the protection of The Unfair Dismissal…

Transferring the Family Farm

One of life’s most important decisions involves the transfer of the family farm to the next generation.  Many farmers gift/transfer the family farm during their lifetime as the alternative is to deal with by Will. The most typical Deed of Transfer reserves rights of maintenance and support in favour of the transferor (and their spouse)…