Wills promotion until 9th Sept 2022

For the month of August we are helping people make their wills for €150. This fee will cover taking instructions which can be done online or in person and covers all work associated with ensuring your will is properly drafted and executed. In some circumstances this fee might not be appropriate (for assistance if you need additional taxation or legal [...]

By |2022-08-02T13:44:52+01:00August 2nd, 2022|

Two for the price of one? PIABs lack of analysis for complex injuries

Having reviewed a number of awards from PIAB since the introduction of the new “Personal Injuries Guidelines” (or the PIGs as one might call them) there seems to be a clear trend from the Board in misapplying the Guidelines and undervaluing injuries. Congratulatory comments from  PIAB as to their stunning ability to reduce awards makes one worder if this paucity [...]

By |2022-07-27T23:35:29+01:00July 27th, 2022|

Limited Liability Partnership – Please note

PLEASE NOTE that with effect from 7th March 2022 ("the relevant date"): (a) O'Dowd Solicitors has been authorised to operate, and is now operating, as a Limited Liability Partnership ("LLP"); (b) as set out in Section 123, of the Legal Services Regulation Act, 2015 (subject to the exceptions listed therein), a partner in O'Dowd Solicitors has no personal liability for [...]

By |2022-03-06T12:06:26+00:00March 6th, 2022|

Flawed BEAM could be open to judicial review

Mícheál O'Dowd of our office was quoted today in Agriland, a leading news publication for agricultural matters in Ireland on the unworkable and illogical nature of the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) Scheme introduced in 2019 to assist drystock farmers. Over 3200 farmers are currently facing repayment demands from the Department of Agriculture, and it likely thousands more will face [...]

By |2021-09-08T22:41:27+01:00September 8th, 2021|

We are hiring

We are seeking three staff for our busy practice in Glanmire. 1) Legal Secretary This is a permanent role involving the following Liaising with clients, banks, construction professionals and legal professionals on a daily basis Answering telephone calls and diary management. Dictation typing  Scanning, photocopying and general file management.  Supporting Solicitors with various administrative tasks including preparation of court briefs [...]

By |2021-09-03T12:05:21+01:00September 3rd, 2021|

Covid 19, Data Protection and the Workplace. An explosive mix?

It appears that many solicitors have expressed their views on the legal issues that will arise from people returning to the workplace post Covid. The only common ground shared is that “there are legal issues!” The following should not be taken as legal advice, and has no basis more reliable than our own meandering experience (to misquote Baz Luhrmann). Can [...]

By |2021-08-18T18:01:23+01:00August 17th, 2021|

Covid 19 Protocols

The offices of O'Dowd Solicitors are open and functioning behind closed doors and will continue to do so for the currency of the current lockdown. Unfortunately  we cannot facilitate in person appointments at this time, and all consultations will be conducted remotely. Our phones will be answered during usual business hours and you may also avail of the following online [...]

By |2021-01-09T14:04:40+00:00January 9th, 2021|
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