• What is Probate and how it works
    07/09/2022 0 Comments
    What is Probate and how it works

    When discussing property law, the term probate is often used. However, outside of solicitors, many people don't understand what the term probate actually means. Therefore, our probate solicitors will discuss probate and how this law works in Ireland.


    What is Probate?


    In Ireland, probate is the legal process that gives a person – or a group of people – the legal authority to deal with a deceased person's estate. A person can apply for this authority but making an application to the probate office or the district probate registry. However, in complex probate cases, we highly recommend hiring one of our dedicated probate solicitors.


    Details Regarding Probate


    This legal process is sometimes required after a person passes away. The application process involves getting a Grant of Representation document from a local probate office. Once probate is issued, the applicant can access and distribute the deceased estate. If there is a "Will", then probate is also designed to prove the will.
    Probate is a legal process to protect the beneficiaries of the deceased estate. Generally speaking, probate allows the courts to access the will's validity and ensure the correct person administers the estate.


    Is Probate Required if There is a Will?


    One of the more common myths surrounding probate is that it is not required if the deceased left a will. This is a misconception. Probate must be activated even if the deceased left a valid will. While it's true that probate is started to prove the validity of a will, it is also concerned with enshrining an individual's authority to administer the deceased's estate.


    Are There Instances when Probate is not Required?


    Yes, probate is not required in cases where there is a relatively small estate. As a rule of thumb, if the estate's total value is below €25,000, then probate will not be required. However, to ensure this, checking with the financial institution or the bank holding the deceased assists first is best.

    Please contact our offices today if you have any more questions regarding probate or would like to speak to a dedicated probate solicitor in Cork.

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  • Common Types of Personal Injuries Cases in Ireland
    07/09/2022 0 Comments
    Common Types of Personal Injuries Cases in Ireland

    Recently in the media, there has been a lot written about personal injury claims. Inevitably most publications and media organisations focus on some of the larger pay-outs and more outlandish personal injury claims. Unfortunately, this can sometimes cast personal injury claims in an overly negative light. The law regarding personal injury claims was designed to protect the general public from the financial burdens of recuperating from an injury. In more minor cases, compensation can be used to cover the medical bills following an accident. Compensation is also designed to pay for the long-term care needs of an accident victim.
    In contrast to the more bombastic reporting we sometimes read about, we'd like to focus on some of the more common personal injury claims that we assist our clients with daily.


    Road Traffic Accident Claims


    While recent annual traffic reports have thankfully demonstrated that significant and fatal road traffic accidents are on a downward trajectory, minor accidents remain common. As Cork personal injury solicitors, we often represent individuals who have been injured in road traffic accidents. A traffic accident can include collisions between two vehicles, collisions with cyclists and motorbikes and accidents involving pedestrians. Unfortunately, road traffic accidents can have profound health implications for the injured party. Road traffic accident claim compensation helps to cover the cost of rehabilitation following an accident.


    Medical Negligence Claims


    Medical negligence refers to a patient suffering an injury due to the actions or inaction of a medical professional. Some more common medical negligence claims can involve misdiagnosis, hospital negligence and surgical errors. An individual can seek medical negligence and compensation following an injury. Medical negligence cases are often highly complex and can take years.


    Work Accident Solicitors


    Accidents at work remain a common occurrence. A work accident may happen due to a fellow employee's negligence or by management's failure to provide a safe working environment. Work accidents can mean an employee will be left with large medical bills and lost earnings due to an inability to work as they recover. Personal injury compensation is designed to cover these financial strains.

    If you have been involved in an accident that wasn't your fault, please call our personal injury solicitors to discuss the details of your potential claim.

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