Entries by D1ll0n_adm1n

Electric Scooters- Manual V Electric

  Electric Scooters Manual V Electric     Q. What is the definition of a mechanically propelled vehicle? A. “A vehicle, means the propulsion of which is electrical”   Q. What is the definition of a manual scooter? A. If the electric scooter requires pedalling or an initial manual scoot to take off and the […]

Restrictive Covenants in employment contracts

Restrictive Covenants in employment contracts   A restrictive covenant is a clause in an employment agreement that restricts/ prevents the employee from competing with the business of the employer for an agreed period of time. The restrictions will usually relate to competing in direct competition i.e. dealing with or taking clients/ customers of their former […]

Legislative Changes – Personal Injuries

Legislative Changes – Personal Injuries There have been recent legislative changes enacted pertaining to personal injuries litigation as follows: Section 8 Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 – From 28 January 2019, there is an obligation to serve an initial letter of claim within 1 month and a court shall draw inferences from a failure […]

7 Tips for seeking mediation

  7 Tips for seeking mediation   Discuss benefits of mediation with other party: Control Cost savings Saves time Agreed outcome No appeal 2. Explore risks – Violence, anger, dominance 3. Decide on a mediator that is experienced and has a good reputation and check out costs and availability. 4. Try and agree the issues […]

Recent case on employer’s duty to protect employees

Recent case on employer’s duty to protect employees    The Court of Appeal recently ruled a case involving the relatively unusual idea of “upwards bullying”. In McCarthy v ISS Ireland Ltd and HSE, the High Court had previously decided that the threshold required for legal bullying had not been met on the facts. In an […]

Wording for Divorce Referendum announced by Government

  Wording for Divorce Referendum announced by Government:   The Government have announced that the provision that separating parties must be living separate and apart for 4 years during the previous 5 years in order to qualify for a divorce is to be removed from the constitution. Instead the Government intend to pass legislation which […]

Factors to be considered when appointing a Trustee of your Will

  Factors to be considered when appointing someone as a Trustee of your Will:   Firstly what is a trustee? – A Trustee is a person(s) who is appointed by a Testator, (the person making a will), who has the responsibility of administering the Testator’s trust, solely in the interest of the trust beneficiaries.   […]

Temporary break in relationship can damage cohabitation claim

  Temporary break in relationship can damage cohabitation claim   In a recent case brought under the Civil Partnership and the Civil Rights of Co-habitants Act which was heard very recently by the High Court a Women failed in her bid to receive financial support from her Ex- Fiancé after the judge found that they […]