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”.* *Update – On the 12th of May the … Continue reading The End of Wards of Court
Em 1987, o advogado Padhraic Harris fundou o escritório Padhraic Harris & Co com o objetivo de fornecer os mais altos níveis de serviços jurídicos profissionais em Galway. Ao longo dos anos, crescemos para nos estabelecer como um dos escritórios de advocacia líderes no oeste da Irlanda. O ano de 2022 marca nosso 35º ano … Continue reading Português
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
We at Padhraic Harris & Co. Solicitors Galway are delighted to welcome our new trainee solicitor – Ronan Harris.
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?
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