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Know your turbary rights before a day’s work in the bog

Turbary rights are a common issue in the rural community, and one which can unfortunately cause some confusion. The rights were formerly granted and administered by an estate landlord, who would allocate a specific bank of turf to each of his tenant farmers. The management…

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Tricky business of family land ownership

Dear Karen, I left Ireland 13 years ago following the death of my father. My mother had passed away previously. I moved to Wales for work and I have been living there since then. My father left the family farm to myself and my brother…

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Top 10 tips for selling up – Solicitor Cork

Being as organised as possible will go a long way to ensure your house sale goes as swiftly as possible. Karen Walsh, solicitor cork outlines some of the steps you need to take. It’s that time of year again when people consider placing their property…

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Don’t mention the money!

For most of us, conversations about money can be uncomfortable. There is an age-old tradition in Ireland that people do not speak about money, be it their savings, investments, income, debts or otherwise. However, it is very important that couples planning on getting married sit…

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Don’t forget the legal aspects of parent care

Having an up to date will one of the legalities that prevent difficulties down the line, writes Karen Walsh.   Dear Karen, I don’t want to put my mother in a nursing home. My mother, who is in her 70s, fell and broke her hip…

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Farming, social media, GDPR: Are you ready for it all?

Embrace social media but be aware of your responsibilities and legal obligations, says Karen Walsh Social media has become increasingly prevalent in the modern world and has become a key tool for businesses when marketing their products. Social media can be an especially useful platform…

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Knotweed as a private nuisance

Japanese knotweed can pose a risk for farmers, due to its uncontrollable growth and the difficulty in removing it, writes Karen Walsh. Here, we discuss potential legal implications for farmers having Japanese knotweed on their land. The legislative position is that under the Noxious Weeds…

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The processes and procedures of going to court

We have a three tier Judicial system in Ireland. Depending on the value of the claim, an action can be brought either before the District Court, the Circuit Court, or the High Court. The Supreme Court is the ultimate Court of Appeal in Ireland. The amount…

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Top ten tips for successful succession planning

Every family is unique. The movement from one generation to the next is one every family must consider, especially if there is a family business. As a solicitor specialising in property and probate over the years I have noticed common factors and advices that are…

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