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Insight and expertise by members of our team at McKeever Rowan Solicitors
What is an Enduring Power of Attorney and do I need one?

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.

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Termination of Employment

If your boss approaches you and says, “Look, things are not working out. I think we need to talk “off the record”, what are your options? Under Irish law, you have quite a few.

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Review of time limits on tax avoidance matters

The Supreme Court delivered a decision in the case of Droog v Revenue Commissioners on 6 October 2016, and held that the four year time limits for the process of Revenue “forming an opinion” under Section 811 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 applied.

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Monitoring of employees’ communications

A recent case in the European Court of Human Rights has far-reaching consequences for employers.

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Lenders must provide more information in debt recovery proceedings

A recent Supreme Court judgement has implications for the way in which banks interact with lenders

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General Data Protection guidelines

Proper regulation of the processing of personal data is intended to help to bridge the so-called ‘trust gap’ between business and the consumer who entrusts personal data to it, with a resultant increase in electronic commerce as well as consumer business. This article forms the basis of initial considerations to comply with GDPR.

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European Account Preservation Order

EU Regulation 655/2014 makes it more difficult for Debtors to put assets beyond reach of lawful Creditors.

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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.

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Do I need a survey to buy an apartment or house?

Obtaining a survey of any residential property is an essential step in the conveyancing process. Here's why.

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Defective Products Liability in Ireland

Awards for damages caused by defective products can be high, even for relatively minor claims. This article reviews the relevant legistation.

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2015 EU Succession Laws: Re-write your Will

The introduction of new EU legislation has simplified cross-border succession, particularly in cases of property ownership.

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10 steps to buying a house

Our conveyancing team has considerable experience in making the process of buying a house seamless and hassle-free. Follow these essential ten steps to turning the key in your new hall door.

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