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 […]

Rights of People suffering from Dementia

  Rights of People suffering from Dementia   With the increasing rates of Dementia being diagnosed, it is important for people to be aware of issues that can arise and that should be considered:   Dementia is a form of disability and as such people with dementia are protected by the 1998-2015 Employment Equality Acts. […]

Statement of Terms of Employment – New Requirement

  Statement of Terms of Employment – New Requirement The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 came into force on 4th March 2019. The main change is to the Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 and in this regard, an employer must now provide a statement of the core terms of employment within 5 days of […]

Medical Negligence Claims – The Practical Steps

      Medical Negligence Claims – The Practical Steps In order to pursue a claim for medical negligence in Ireland, you must have expert reports from suitably qualified doctors/consultants. The first step is to obtain your medical records which involves signing letters of authority addressed to each treating doctor / hospital. A detailed statement […]

New Domestic Violence Act extends eligibility to apply for orders

The Domestic Violence Act, 2018 commenced on the 1st of January 2019 and has made significant changes in extending the eligibility to apply for Safety, Protection and Barring orders notably: Section 6(1)(a)(iii) of the Act removes the previous requirement of cohabitation between the parties to apply for a Safety/Protection Order and now requires that the […]