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The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 is expected to be commenced in June 2022. In preparation for this, the Office of Wards of Court will stop accepting wardship applications from the 22nd of April unless there is a “documented urgency and a requirement for specified Court Orders”. When the Act is commenced it will no … Continue reading The End of Wards of Court

In February 2022, we welcomed Donna Ferry back to our office as a trainee solicitor. Donna had previously worked with us during her second year at NUIG. Donna is a Donegal native and was educated at Loreto Letterkenny, Donegal. She obtained an Honours Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 2018 from the National University of … Continue reading Introducing Donna Ferry – Trainee Solicitor

Children with autism and their families face a constant struggle to obtain the services they require. These services could include speech and language therapy, psychology, occupational therapy and educational supports. For children with ASD early intervention is crucial in reducing deficits. Legal Rights in Ireland In Ireland the Disability Act 2005 and the Disability Regulations … Continue reading Children with Autism and their Legal Rights to Services

Since it was proposed, the Salthill Cycleway has divided public opinion and attracted media attention. Some people and businesses opposed the proposed Cycleway citing traffic congestion and delays for emergency services. Many see the Salthill Cycleway as crucial in encouraging people to ditch their cars and help create a greener Galway. Why are safe cycle … Continue reading Salthill Cycleway – Cycle Lanes, Safety and Personal Injuries

Families come in all shapes and sizes and are created in many ways. For a variety of reasons, some people or couples may consider Surrogacy to be the preferred option for having children. The fact that there is no Irish Legislation to cover the legal issues arising from Surrogacy may cause concern for many people … Continue reading Surrogacy – How To Become A Legal Family In Ireland

Our Newest Trainee Solicitor - Ronan Harris

We at Padhraic Harris & Co. Solicitors Galway are delighted to welcome our new trainee solicitor – Ronan Harris.

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Since it came into effect, the Mediation Act 2017, has, in some ways, introduced a mediation ‘requirement’ in litigation. The Act applies to all civil proceedings. However, there are limited exceptions such as proceedings under the Domestic Violence or Child Care Acts. The Act does not ‘require’ parties to enter mediation. In fact, the Act … Continue reading What is the Mediation Requirement in Litigation?

Harris Solicitors Covid19 Business Continuity Update

A message from our team Here at Padhraic Harris & Co Solicitors in Galway City we are committed to maintaining essential legal services to our clients during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Our solicitors are still here for you during this time Our solicitors remain, as always, available to you by phone and email. We can also … Continue reading Covid-19: Business Continuity Update

Kate Hoare writes about the recent increase in stamp duty and how it affects young farmers. Budget 2018 imposed a significant increase in stamp duty on non residential properties. Stamp duty on the transfer of farms is now charged at 6% on the current market value of the lands as opposed to the 2% previously … Continue reading Stamp Duty and the Young Farmer

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Padhraic Harris & Company Solicitors are registered with the Institute of Legal Research and Standards since 2012. We have recently completed our 6th successful audit and we are delighted to announce that we have retained Gold Level of Accreditation. This accreditation demonstrates the dedication of this firm to maintaining our high standards in both the … Continue reading Quality Assurance Gold Standard Award