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On Tuesday the 10th of September fifteen members of the Dillon Solicitors team spent the day in The Ronald McDonald House Cooking for families programme. We had two groups, one making lunch and one making dinner. This activity was in line with one of the Firm’s core values in “giving back to the community”. Cooking4Families […]

High Court – HIV, Privacy, Public interest & Responsibility

  The High Court address HIV, the right to privacy, public interest and personal responsibility A recent High Court decision by Judge Michael Twomey, (The Child and Family Agency v AA & Anor [2018] IEHC 112), addressed HIV, the right to privacy, public interest and personal responsibility. Background The case involved a 17-year-old boy (A), […]

Pursuing all Defendants

Pursuing all Defendants Section 35 (1)(i) of the Civil Liability Act 1961 states that a Plaintiff will be responsible for a degree of liability where there are multiple wrongdoers and the Plaintiff did not pursue all of them in litigation. This together with recent case law illustrates the necessity to ensure that all the correct […]

Business owners- Planning for the future

It is a common trait among business owners that they fail to properly plan for the future of their business. This can create significant stress and worry for business owners and can also bring about outcomes which are not very tax efficient for them. On the other hand planning for one’s exit from the business, […]

Law Society calls on major reform in Family Law

In a major submission in May of this year the Law Society declared its support for the changes to the Referendum (subsequently passed) which has allowed for the removal of Divorce from our constitution and for it to be dealt with in legislation. The Law Society also supported the replacement of the period of 4 […]

Brexit and its impact on Family Law in Ireland and Britain

The impending departure of Britain from the EU will cast huge doubt on the current status of supremacy of EU Law in relation to Family Law in circumstances where recognition of orders between Ireland and the UK are concerned. At present there are 2 Brussels regulations known as Brussels 1 and Brussels 2. Currently Brussels […]

Dissipation of Marital Assets/Conduct

Dissipation of Marital Assets/Conduct The Court has an obligation to ensure that proper financial provision is made for both spouses in Separation and Divorce proceedings. The Family Law Act 1995 and the Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996 give the Court discretion in determining proper financial provision for the spouses having regard to a list of […]

Frequently asked questions on Re-Mortgage

  Frequently asked questions on Re-Mortgage Why should somebody consider a re-mortgage? Now that is starting to change as people realise that many Irish mortgage holders are simply paying too much on their mortgage and are starting to consider moving to a cheaper lender. Maybe your lender hasn’t offered you a new rate after the […]