News Archive

Capital Gains Tax- Property Purchase Incentive
2014

The incentive relief from Capital Gains Tax (CGT) (in the first seven years of ownership) for properties purchased between 7 December, 2011 and 31 December, 2013 introduced in Finance Act, 2012 has been extended by one year to include properties bought up to the end of 2014. Where property purchased in this period is held for seven years the gains accrued in that period will not attract CGT.

The Defamation Act 2009
August 2009

The Defamation Act 2009 has recently been enacted. It replaces the separate torts of libel and slander and the new tort of Defamation is defined as "the publication, by any means, of a defamatory statement concerning a person to one or more than one person"[more ...]

Deadline Rights of Way: MARCH 2014

The Land and Conveyancing Reform Act introduced a range of positive changes to land law, abolishing many different types of land laws and simplifying the law. Of particular interest is the  new treatment of Rights of Way [more ...]

Civil Partnership Act 2010
August 2010

Finally signed into law this year this piece of legislation has dramatically altered the law regarding non married couples. [more ...]

Debt Collection: Judgement Mortgages on Registered and Unregistered Land
August 2008

The decision of Ms Justice Laffoy in the case of Mahon v Lawlor has given rise to much debate on the position on the enforceability of judgement mortgages granted against one of the joint owners of registered land in the Land Registry as against unregistered land, which is registered in the Registry of Deeds. [more ...]

Separation Agreements and Pension Rights
September 2007

It has only been 12 years since the option of seeking a divorce has being available to separated couples in Ireland. However as everyone knows, married couples have been separating from each other long before specific legislation was ever enacted. [more ...]