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Temp Suspension on Residential Evictions during Level 5 Restrictions

  Temporary Suspension on Residential Evictions during Level 5 Covid-19 Restrictions   The Residential Tenancies Act 2020 (RTA 2020) temporarily prevents the eviction of residential tenants from taking place during level 5 restrictions. The Act was signed into law on the 24th of October to reduce the impact of the pandemic and restrictions on residential […]

Covid 19 and your Business

    Covid 19 and your Business Support for Businesses The aim of the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) was to encourage firms to retain staff, and it has been revised to align it more closely to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) rates. The EWSS is also available to employers who have had to temporarily […]

An attractive option for parties who do not wish to attend court twice

Separation Agreement: an attractive option for parties who do not wish to attend court twice The Family Law Act 2019 reduced the time limit for divorce applications in Ireland. Parties must now only be living separate and apart for two years prior to divorce proceedings being issued as opposed to four years. This reduction in […]

Retailers’ duty of care: a slippery slope

  Retailers’ duty of care: a slippery slope Slip and fall accidents are a regular feature in the Courts’ legal diary.  A slip and fall claim can occur when a customer slips and falls on something, usually a liquid or deleterious item (for example a pint of milk or broken tin of beans), in or […]

Unlawful deduction of wages

  Unlawful deduction of wages   A very recent decision of the High Court in Marek Balans -v- Tesco Ireland Limited considered circumstances in which an employee was not paid in accordance with the terms of his Contract.   This case involved an interpretation of Section 5(6) of the Payment of Wages Act 1991. The […]

The right to light is not an automatic right in Ireland

    The right to light is not an automatic right in Ireland   A right to light can be defined as a private, legally enforceable easement or right to a minimum level of natural daylight illuminated through a “defined aperture” (usually a window) whether conferred express or by implied grant or obtained at common […]

Welcome to Donna Phelan – New Solicitor to the firm

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Donna Phelan as solicitor in Dillon Solicitors. Donna joined the firm in September 2020. Donna comes with a wealth of experience, having been a Legal Executive for 11 years prior to qualifying as a Solicitor in 2018. She deals primarily in the area of Litigation and […]

Ombudsman believes decision could help 7,000 customers

  Ombudsman believes decision could help 7,000 customers Included among a list of 180 legally binding decisions by the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO) on the 7th August include a decision to award compensation of €22,000 due to one particular customer due to “particularly difficult circumstances suffered” as a result of substantial overcharging which […]

Gestational Surrogacy

  Gestational Surrogacy There are two types or surrogacy; gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy. For the purposes of this article I will focus on gestational surrogacy. Gestational surrogacy is where a surrogate carries the child conceived using the egg of the intended mother or a donor egg and the sperm for the intended father. The […]

Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements

    Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements We are often asked to advise clients both from an employer and an employee perspective as to whether a particular restrictive covenant is enforceable.   What is a restrictive covenant?   A restrictive covenant is a clause which is usually inserted in an employee’s contract and is designed […]