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 […]

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.  

Judicial Separation

JUDICIAL SEPARATION When parties cannot reach agreement as to the terms by which they will separate, then an application to court is required for a judicial separation. As is the case in all family law matters, a judicial separation case is heard in camera ( in private) and is brought in either the Circuit Court […]

Revised Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears

The Central Bank has today published the revised Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears which essentially sets out the framework for mortgage lenders/ banks in dealings with borrowers who are in arrears. See the link below for the Revised Code of Conduct: http://www.centralbank.ie/regulation/processes/consumer-protection-code/Documents/2013%20CCMA.pdf  

Personal Injuries *: Compensation for tripping / falling / slipping in a shop

Compensation for tripping / falling / slipping in a shop * To establish a personal injuries*  case and obtain compensation for a trip / fall / slip in a shop you must first of all prove that your personal injury* was caused by the negligence of the shop or an agent or employee of the […]

Employment Law Update – Discriminatory Treatment

Grainne Campbell v Bank of Ireland – Employment Law case update. The claimant contented that she was subjected to discriminatory treatment on the grounds of gender and disability contrary to Section 8 of the  Employment Equality Acts. The Complainant commenced employment with Bank of Ireland in 2006 as a Private Banking Manager. Historically it was […]

Upwards only rent review – update

Upwards only rent review – update Two recent cases on the validity of upwards only rent review clauses in commercial leases have been causing considerable waves in the landlord and tenant market. The first of which is the Bewleys case : Ickendel Limited -v- Bewleys Café Grafton Street Limited. In this case the High court […]