We have had a number of queries from clients with developmental and agricultural holdings in respect of the legality (or illegality) of cutting hedges during the "closed season". The Wildlife Act 1976 (as amended) provides that it is illegal to cut hedges from the 1st March to the 31st August. This is for the very good reason that birds and [...]
We continue to to be open for business as an essential service. In the interests of the safety and well being of our staff we are however avoid in person meetings as much as possible. We can however facilitate consultations by Zoom, Teams, Face time or our own favorite "Whereby", Stay Safe, from all at O'Dowd Solicitors.
Join our Principal Micheal O'Dowd for a webinar on Brexit and its implications for Data Protection at 4pm on Wednesday the 16th December. This event will feature input from Mike McGrath of Arvo and Micheál O’Dowd from O’Dowd Solicitors and be chaired by it@cork Vice Chairperson Donagh Kiernan of Tenego Partnering. Data Protection was not a large consideration for most [...]
We have recently completed the acquisition and complete refurbishment of an adjoining premises. We now have additional space for meeting rooms and offices. There is also easy ground floor access, and we have ample space for social distancing. As always there is free parking outside the door, but most importantly your legal affairs will be looked after in an honest, [...]
Legal.ie is a new service launched by the litigation department at O'Dowd Solicitors. Available at www.legal.ie it provides a the same traditional values of a law firm, but in a wholly online setting. We can provide online consultations, collaborative workspaces and simply straightforward communications.
Like many businesses we are adapting how we do business in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of this we are improving our online offering. You can now give us full instructions on the preparation of your will from your laptop/tablet or mobile phone. Make your Will online here
For the duration of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency the offices of O'Dowd Solicitors will remain open for business. Business will however be subject to the following constraints: The switchboard will only be operational from 10am - 12.30pm each day from the 30th March until further notice. Outside of these hours a voicemail or email should be left. Solicitors may [...]
To facilitate our clients, particularly those who do not wish to travel at this point in time we have now implemented an online payments system. This can be accessed here: https://www.odowd.ie/payment/. Over the coming days and weeks we will add to our services available online so that we can continue to offer services to clients during these times.
Practically all of us are now aware that the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will come in to full force and effect on 25th May 2018. This Regulation builds and expands upon the current Data Protection regime which has been enforced in Ireland for a number of decades. For some businesses the GDPR will have a profound impact, but for [...]