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MW Keller & Son recently secured a verdict of medical misadventure

MW Keller & Son recently secured a verdict of medical misadventure at the Coroner’s Court in Cork. Click on the following links for more information: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/baby-suffered-brain-damage-and-died-after-hospital-missed-warning-signs-1.3154054 http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/quoti-brought-my-son-home-in-a-tiny-white-coffinquot-parents-welcome-medical-misadventure-verdict-797792.html

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Consequences for Directors of leaving a company to be struck off

Due to the financial difficulties that many businesses are currently experiencing, many directors and shareholders of companies are tempted to simply abandon the company without arranging for the appointment of a liquidator to wind up the company. Members Voluntary Liquidation To place a company into a Members Voluntary Liquidation, the directors must follow a Summary […]

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Capital Acquisitions Tax and Disclaiming Gifts/Inheritances

Most people who have ever received a gift, inheritance or dealt with a Discretionary Trust will be aware of Capital Acquisitions Tax (hereinafter called CAT). The focus of this article is to illustrate the benefit of disclaimers in relation to CAT. CAT is set at a rate of 33% for gifts or inheritances and depending […]

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The Rise of Ransomware

Incidents of cybercrime have been steadily rising over the last number of years in Ireland. In recent months there have been reports of a particular type of software being used which encrypts a computer and demands payment for the encryption key. This type of software has appropriately been named “ransomware”. In 2015 a European wide […]

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The Restrictions on Loans from a Company to a Director or Connected Person

S. 239 of the Companies Act 2014 governs the prohibition on loans from Irish companies to directors and connected persons. This Section sets out that a company shall not;- Make a loan or a quasi-loan to a director of the company or its holding company or to a person connected with such a director; Enter […]

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New Rules For Parents Gifting Property To Their Children

Since Christmas the rules governing the tax payable when parents gift property to their children have become more stringent. The Dwelling House Exemption” has had its application reduced significantly. Revenue has lauded the move estimating that it has lost up to 18.76 million euro in the years 2011-2015 resulting from the broad scope of the […]

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The “Help to Buy Scheme” for First Time Buyers of New Houses

The Minister for Finance has announced a new tax relief incentive whereby first time buyers will be entitled to a 5% rebate on the purchase price of a new house up to the value of €400,000 on their income tax for the previous 4 years. Pro-rata rates will apply to houses where the purchase price […]

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The Restrictions on Litigation Funding in Ireland

The prohibition on certain parties funding litigation in Ireland is provided for through the doctrines of Maintenance and Champerty. Maintenance is the provision of financial support by a party who has no interest in a case, but who assists another party who has an interest in bringing the case. Champerty is the provision of financial […]

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Meningitis Research Foundation Make a Will Campaign 18-29 April

Between Monday 18th – Friday 29th April, M.W. Keller & Son Solicitors is taking part in the Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) ‘Make a Will’ Campaign. M.W. Keller & Son Solicitors will offer clients a standard Will writing service free of charge, in return for a suggested donation of €50 – €100 to MRF. Solicitor, Tom […]

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