Kevin’s Blog

DO I SUE MY SOLICITOR OR REPORT HIM TO THE LAW SOCIETY?

Many people, who have problems with their solicitor feel that the Law Society could deal with any complaints and this might save them the expense of instructing another solicitor to deal with the matter. The Law Society will look into complaints in relation to misconduct, overcharging and inadequate professional services. […]

THE RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN

Mario Gonzales recently brought the Spanish government to the European Court of Justice arguing that data should be removed from Google if it was no longer accurate or relevant or it was excessive or inadequate. In his case, if you searched his name in Spain, an article would appear describing […]

CAN YOU PREVENT A BANK REPOSSESSING YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE IN DEFAULT?

A very interesting case was heard in the High Court recently. The case was Ulster Bank Ireland Limited v. Healy. It was a case where an accountant had borrowed money to buy a number of investment properties. The borrower subsequently defaulted on the loans and the bank sought to repossess […]

CAN YOUR DOG APPLY FOR A BARRING ORDER?

We often read in newspapers about terrible cases where animals have been mistreated. The general outcome is that the person who abused the animal will be fined or in extremely rare cases they might be sent to prison.  I am of the view that at some point in the not […]

CLAIMING COMPENSATION FROM THE LAW SOCIETY

If a client has a problem with a solicitor and is considering making a claim on the Law Society Compensation Fund, that claim must be received by the Law Society within six months of the loss coming to attention of the claimant. This new time limit was introduced following the […]

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