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Fermoy Office opening January 30th 2023

Work continued in fitting out our Fermoy offices during the Christmas break and is getting closer to completion. O’Dowd Solicitors will be be open for business in Fermoy on the 30th January 2023. Along with our existing office in Glanmire we will offer a full range of legal services to our clients in North Cork with particular experience in Property and Civil Litigation.

Please feel free to contact us in Fermoy on 025 54000 or email us at info@odowd.ie

By |2023-05-18T09:11:54+01:00January 3rd, 2023|

Happy Christmas

The staff in O’Dowd Solicitors would like to wish a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year to the clients of the firm, and everyone we have dealt with during the year, be they Barristers, Engineers or fellow colleagues in the profession.

The Offices will be closed until the 3rd January 2023, but in the case of emergency please email us or leave a voicemail as both will be monitored daily.

Nollaig shona agus athbhliain faoi mhaise

By |2023-05-18T09:15:09+01:00December 22nd, 2022|

Second Office opening 2023 in Fermoy

We are pleased to announce we will be opening a new office in Patrick St. Fermoy in January 2023 to cater for our growing customer base in North Cork. At present our contractors are busy fitting out the building to provide the same modern, professional and comfortable experience that our clients in are used to in Glanmire.

Our Glanmire office will remain open as always with no change in personnel. The phone number for the Fermoy office is 025 54000.

By |2023-05-18T09:15:37+01:00December 6th, 2022|

Loss of earnings in personal injuries actions

Often one of the most contentious and hard fought issues in a personal injuries action that of loss of earnings. The basic principle is that if someone is injured, and they cannot work as a result they should be compensated for their loss of income.

Assuming the medical evidence supports a claim for loss of earnings, and the loss has happened in the past (i.e. the claimant has resumed his or her duties), an accountant will generally be called on to help calculate loss of income. This can be easy to calculate (e.g. in the case of PAYE worker who had […]

By |2022-12-05T00:09:52+00:00December 5th, 2022|

HSE Data Breach – November 2022 update

On the 5th April 2002 a hacker gained access to the Stephen P. Teale Data Center in California. The nondescript data centre was used by the state to process personal data relating to state employees. In total it is said that private information relating to 265,000 state employers was compromised on that day. The existence of hack was not made public by officials until the 24th May that year.

On 6th June 2002, the Californian Senate Committee on Privacy, held an informational hearing on the incident to explore why the breach was not disclosed in a more proactive and timely fashion. […]

By |2022-11-14T13:40:29+00:00November 14th, 2022|

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 advice), but in most cases we are quite confident the reduced fee will apply.

Learn more by clicking here or calling us.

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 of analysis is intentional or purely due to a lack of experience.

One large issue arises from the requirement of the Board (and a Court for that matter) to have special care when considering the effect of multiple injuries on the […]

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

Make your will the easy way

Normally making your will involves two trips to a solicitor. One to give instructions, and a second to execute the will. We have tried to reduce this to one visit.

Using our online tool (featured in the Irish Examiner) you can give instructions online using a interactive questionnaire. You will be prompted with ideas and suggestions as you go, which will help you make an informed and sensible decision. You can then pay online, of if you like arrange for an invoice to issue later. This should not be confused with some online will writing services. An experienced solicitor will […]

By |2022-06-13T00:07:55+01:00June 13th, 2022|

HSE Hack – 12 months none the wiser

We have been a little quiet with our updates on this in the last number of months. It remains something of a mystery to us why 12 months after the hack the HSE has not informed any service users that they data may have been accessed in the course of the attack. The obligation to notify data subjects of a breach is a requirement of the GDPR. To date it seems only the Mercy Hospital in Cork notified data subjects that their data was accessed, and only those whose data was placed on the “dark web” were notified. This falls […]

By |2022-06-12T23:47:11+01:00June 7th, 2022|
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