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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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A New Approach to Construction Contracts

The Construction Contracts Act 2013 (The Act) applies to most types of construction contracts entered into after the 25th July 2016. Most notably the Act applies to Construction Contracts for works or advices relating to Construction, Alteration, Repair, Scaffolding and Painting. Some of the contracts that the Act does not apply occur where the contract […]

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Paternity Leave

A Bill for paid paternity leave will be introduced to the Dáil this week. It will provide for two weeks paid paternity leave from September. Fathers will be able to take two weeks of paternity leave and will receive two weeks of paternity benefit within the first six months after the birth of their baby. […]

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Enduring Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is the legal document by which a person (the donor) allows another person (the attorney) to represent the donor or to act in the donor’s place, either generally or for specific purposes. It comes to an end if the donor becomes mentally incapacitated or dies. An Enduring power of attorney (EPA), […]

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Companies law update 1/6/15

After 15 years of preparation, consultation and revision, a comprehensive new Companies Act was enacted on 23 December 2014. With nearly 1,500 sections and 17 Schedules, this is the largest piece of legislation ever enacted by the Oireachtas. It is expected that the bulk of the legislation will become effective on 1 June 2015. This […]

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