I had an article in the The Advertiser some time ago when the “Criminal Law (Defence and the Dwelling) Act 2011” came into force (on the 13th January 2012). The Act sought to clear up the confusion and uncertainty in the Law regarding a person’s right to defend his home and family against intruders.
Social Domestic violence in Ireland is mainly governed by the Domestic Violence Act 1996 (as amended). The main aims of this legislation are to protect persons in domestic relationships where their safety or welfare is at risk and to increase the powers of An Garda Siochana to arrest without warrant in certain circumstances.
Married couples Most people getting married look forward to the actual wedding day and setting up home together, but the couple may not be as aware of the different legal ways of getting married, how marriage will change your legal status, legal prerequisites for marriage, notification requirements, the registration of marriage and getting married abroad.
Many of us love to shop online, and with such events as the January Sales gaining much publicity, more of us are putting our trust in online sellers of goods and services based elsewhere in the EU/EEA and beyond. While this can be beneficial, there are pitfalls and obstacles for consumers to be aware of…Read More
General Concern For some time insurance companies and, indeed, the Courts have been concerned with the number of fraudulent or exaggerated claims for compensation for personal injuries and it is not generally well known that this was tackled by the legislature in The Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 (the 2004 Act) certain provisions of…Read More