The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs has recently published an Order commencing certain provisions of the Charities Act 2009.
The Council of the Law Society has recently agreed new regulations to prohibit the giving of commercial undertakings by its members. The new regulations will come into effect on
1 December 2010.
More than two-thirds of Irish adults (70%) do not have a will in place, research from Irish Life published today reveals. Even more surprising is the fact that over half of parents (53%) do not have a will in place.
The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform has announced that the remit of the Small Claims Court is being extended to include small businesses. Businesses can now file claims against other businesses in respect of goods or services purchased up to the value of €2,000. However, claims cannot be made in respect of debts, personal injuries or breach of leasing or hire purchase agreements.
The head of the Probate Office has advised that information available to the public about the contents of wills was ‘an invasion of privacy’ and put beneficiaries ‘at risk’.