Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year 2016

This Christmas, instead of sending out cards, Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors have decided to make donations to two very worthy charities: Alzheimers Ireland  and the DSPCA               Please see their websites at www.dspca.ie and www.alzheimer.ie explaining the valuable work they carry out. We will be closing on the 22nd December 2015 and […]

Buying an apartment in Ireland

Buying an apartment in Ireland is not the same as buying a house in Ireland. For a start there is generally a complex legal structure in an apartment development which apartment owners need to understand. In general , if you are thinking of purchasing an apartment you should know the following 5 main provisions:   […]

Conveyancing fees

Conveyancing fees Quotations for conveyancing in Ireland varies vastly between firms. Historically, fees for conveyancing were calculated on a percentage basis being 1% of the purchase price of the property plus VAT and Outlay. However the market is competitive and so the majority of firms have either reduced this percentage figure or indeed offer fixed price […]

Irish Law Awards 2014

            Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors are delighted to announce they have been shortlisted as finalists in the Irish Law Awards 2014 in two categories: Property Lawyer of the Year 2014 – Susan Cosgrove, Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors Sole Practitioner/ Principal Law firm of the Year 2014 – Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors. The Irish […]

Bank of Ireland Stamp Duty Refund

Bank of Ireland Stamp Duty Refund Bank of Ireland have announced a new incentive for first time buyers. They are offering 1% of your mortgage amount to cover stamp duty for First time buyers (who plan to live in the property) on mortgages drawndown between the 2nd April and the 30th September 2014. Therefore those who […]

Employment Law update – equality tribunal

In a recent judgment from the equality tribunal, it was found that an employer discriminated against an employee on the grounds of race. The employee claimed that whilst working as a waiter/ bartender, he received less pay than a co worker who was Irish. He received €10 per hour whilst his co worker received €13 – […]

Changes to jurisdiction levels of civil courts

The changes to the monetary jurisdictions of the civil courts proposed by  Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 will take effect on 3rd February, 2014. The new limits will be: District Court: €15,000. Circuit Court in civil proceedings (other than personal injury claims): €75,000. Circuit Court for personal injury actions €60,000.  

Sale of a property – when to instruct your solicitor

There are always certain items that can hold up the sale of a property. A purchaser may be waiting on loan approval; selling their own property etc however what can be avoided or at least minimised is delay on the side of the vendor. The most common delays on the side of the vendor are: […]