Wills, Probate and Estate Planning


Our Estate planning team are ready to assist in relation to any queries you may have in this area. We provide a personalised and discrete service and will ensure a smooth passing of wealth and assets from one generation to the next and in the most tax efficient way possible.

We can help with

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Gift tax
  • Inheritance tax
  • Taking out grants of probate or letters of administration
  • Business succession planning
  • Domicile
  • Enduring powers of attorney
  • Wards of Court
  • Inheritance disputes
  • Tax planning

Related Insights - News & Publications

Effective Ways of Reducing Inheritance Tax

Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT) is payable on a gift or inheritance received by a beneficiary from a “donor”. There are several ways donors can be efficient and help to reduce CAT payable by their beneficiaries.

Change to Dwellinghouse Relief Exemption

15 June 2017 by Emma Fleming

As of the 1st January 2017 major changes for gift and inheritance tax relief on dwelling houses were introduced.

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney and do I need one?

18 January 2017 by Clodagh O'Hagan, Solicitor and Helen Sweeney, Solicitor

An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is a document that allows you to plan for the management of your future in the event that you become mentally incapacitated e.g. by way of stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s etc. An EPA enables you to choose a person that you trust to manage your personal and financial affairs.

Capital Acquisitions Tax Thresholds

7 November 2016 by Clodagh O'Hagan, Solicitor

The new tax-free thresholds have increased in each Group from 2015 and consequently represent an increase in the amount which may be inherited or passed on by way of gift without becoming subject to taxation.

New EU Succession laws: Re-write your Will

29 July 2016 by Clodagh O'Hagan, Solicitor

Different national legislation governing inheritance has made the issue of succession highly complicated where people own properties in more than one country. Those differences frequently led to conflict of law problems for property owners. However, the introduction of new EU legislation has simplified cross-border succession.

Bankrupt Beneficiaries

1 February 2013 by Clodagh O'Hagan, Solicitor

A personal representative of an Estate should be wary of paying out legacies to persons whom they know or believe to have been made bankrupt. The Official Assignee in Bankruptcy is appointed over all of the property of the bankrupt and therefore such property vests automatically in the Assignee under section 44 of the Bankruptcy Act 1988. This includes the right to assets in an estate on the date of the bankruptcy order even if has not yet been distributed.

Key Contacts
Clodagh O'Hagan
Solicitor

IFSC, Dublin
Clodagh maintains a broad private client practice and specialises in the areas of property and probate law.

T: +353 (0) 1 670 2990

F: +353 (0) 1 670 2990

E: cohagan@mckr.ie

Helen Sweeney
Solicitor

IFSC, Dublin
Helen has a wide range of experience in the sale, purchase, acquisition and disposal of commercial and residential property.

T: +353 (0) 1 670 2990

F: +353 (0) 1 670 2988

E: hsweeney@mckr.ie



Wills, Probate and Estate Planning


Our Estate planning team are ready to assist in relation to any queries you may have in this area. We provide a personalised and discrete service and will ensure a smooth passing of wealth and assets from one generation to the next and in the most tax efficient way possible.

We can help with

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Gift tax
  • Inheritance tax
  • Taking out grants of probate or letters of administration
  • Business succession planning
  • Domicile
  • Enduring powers of attorney
  • Wards of Court
  • Inheritance disputes
  • Tax planning

Related Insights -
News & Publications

Effective Ways of Reducing Inheritance Tax


Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT) is payable on a gift or inheritance received by a beneficiary from a “donor”. There are several ways donors can be efficient and help to reduce CAT payable by their beneficiaries.

Change to Dwellinghouse Relief Exemption

15 June 2017 by Emma Fleming


As of the 1st January 2017 major changes for gift and inheritance tax relief on dwelling houses were introduced.

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney and do I need one?

18 January 2017 by Clodagh O'Hagan, Solicitor and Helen Sweeney, Solicitor


An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is a document that allows you to plan for the management of your future in the event that you become mentally incapacitated e.g. by way of stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s etc. An EPA enables you to choose a person that you trust to manage your personal and financial affairs.

Capital Acquisitions Tax Thresholds

7 November 2016 by Clodagh O'Hagan, Solicitor


The new tax-free thresholds have increased in each Group from 2015 and consequently represent an increase in the amount which may be inherited or passed on by way of gift without becoming subject to taxation.

New EU Succession laws: Re-write your Will

29 July 2016 by Clodagh O'Hagan, Solicitor


Different national legislation governing inheritance has made the issue of succession highly complicated where people own properties in more than one country. Those differences frequently led to conflict of law problems for property owners. However, the introduction of new EU legislation has simplified cross-border succession.

Bankrupt Beneficiaries

1 February 2013 by Clodagh O'Hagan, Solicitor


A personal representative of an Estate should be wary of paying out legacies to persons whom they know or believe to have been made bankrupt. The Official Assignee in Bankruptcy is appointed over all of the property of the bankrupt and therefore such property vests automatically in the Assignee under section 44 of the Bankruptcy Act 1988. This includes the right to assets in an estate on the date of the bankruptcy order even if has not yet been distributed.

Key Contacts
Clodagh O'Hagan

Solicitor

IFSC, Dublin
Clodagh maintains a broad private client practice and specialises in the areas of property and probate law.

Tel: +353 (0) 1 670 2990

Fax: +353 (0) 1 670 2990

Email: cohagan@mckr.ie

Helen Sweeney

Solicitor

IFSC, Dublin
Helen has a wide range of experience in the sale, purchase, acquisition and disposal of commercial and residential property.

Tel: +353 (0) 1 670 2990

Fax: +353 (0) 1 670 2988

Email: hsweeney@mckr.ie