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    Light commercial vehicle- definition back in 2000

    Nope. Light commercial vehicle has always meant pretty much what it says on the tin.
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    Inherit house, first time buyer

    Did your own solicitor tell you this? It might be correct - but certainly I can envisage (depending on the facts) methods by which you could avoid this. As a general principle, there is nothing inherently hooky about the executor selling the house (to your sibling) and accounting to you for...
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    Solicitors fee personal injury

    Your solicitor did not get back any of the PIAB costs back from the other side; You can be completely sure of that; No insurer will agree to pay these costs in a case that has gone to court. It is possible that the costs which he is going to recover from the other side have not yet been...
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    Solicitors fee personal injury

    Actually, the solicitor almost certainly has a lien of sorts if he\she has issued a proper engagement letter and got the client to sign it. My engagement letter, always signed by the client, authorises me to lodge their settlement cheque, to discharge any outlays and to retain (but not take)...
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    Would you allow an uninsured window cleaner clean your home windows?

    fwiw https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/gardener-awarded-100800-after-he-sued-employer-over-wrist-injury-36425094.html
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    conveyancing question

    It certainly is not quite that simple. Our planning regulations are relatively complex - - that is not the solicitor's fault, nor is it the fault of the certifying\opining architect. He\she just has to deal with it. Just to give you a flavour of the complexities which can arise:-...
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    Tax Clearance Cert from beneficiaries

    see para 2.3 of this document http://www.revenue.ie/en/about/foi/s16/capital-acquisitions-tax/cat-part02.pdf There is no "tax clearance cert" mechanism for CAT; it is a simple pay-and-file tax. However, you are liable if the non-resident beneficiary is getting more than €20k.
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    VAT /solicitors' fees/ personal injuries claim

    Re: What to do if you are injured in an accident You know, you may be right; it may well be only applicable where there is a VAT-registered claimant. TBH I haven't looked into it. But to give an analogy - and leaving aside all insurance aspects - suppose one of your employees' vans reversed...
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    Won court case. Why do I have to pay fees to solicitor?

    Not being short about it Bronte - but there are ample explanatory leaflets and other resources there to explain how legal costs work. I was just quoting an extract to give people a starting point for googling\reasearching themselves. I probably should have posted links. Legal costs are...
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    Truly Irish Rashers and Sausages: What do AAMers think of this new co?

    You can soak rashers in hot ( ish) water for a couple of minutes before cooking. It will significantly help reduce the saltiness, and won't make them cook differently ( at least not in the grill - I don't fry them).
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    VAT /solicitors' fees/ personal injuries claim

    Re: What to do if you are injured in an accident Sorry Brendan - should have explained in more detail. It is VAT. Bear in mind that in law, the person deemed to be actually paying the compensation is not the insurance company but their insured . If the insured is registered for VAT, they...
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    Key Post Making a claim for personal injuries through the Injuries Board (PIAB)

    Re: What to do if you are injured in an accident I forgot to mention that there can be good financial reasons for the insurer to offer a separate cheque toward legal costs; this can reduce the overall cost, thus funding a higher nett settlement amount for the claimant (or a lower cost to...
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    VAT /solicitors' fees/ personal injuries claim

    Separated from this thread I forgot to mention that there can be good financial reasons for the insurer to offer a separate cheque toward legal costs; this can reduce the overall cost, thus funding a higher nett settlement amount for the claimant (or a lower cost to the insurer, depending on...
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    Won court case. Why do I have to pay fees to solicitor?

    The additional bill may be appropriate. It will depend upon the work done. From the courts website: PARTY AND PARTY COSTS In costs between party and party one does not get full indemnity for costs incurred against the other. The principle to be considered in relation to party and...
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    couple going for divorce, residence was an inheritance, does other party have a claim

    Re: couple going for divorce, residence was an inheritance, does other party have a c Here is a link to a judgement where the various factors to be taken into account by the court are enumerated in a fairly comprehensive way...
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    Solicitor fees for sale of house?

    Oddly enough, the German model is for strictly regulated legal fees, with an approved scale of charges for almost everything -though this has been somewhat liberalised in recent years. We abolished scale fees in Ireland years ago. The Irish\UK model is for price competition in the legal...
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    Key Post Making a claim for personal injuries through the Injuries Board (PIAB)

    Re: What to do if you are injured in an accident To be fair Brendan, it would not be ( or at least it may not) correct to state that "Your experience is very interesting because it shows how the Injuries Board has dramatically speeded up and improved the experience for claimants." It...
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    Key Post Making a claim for personal injuries through the Injuries Board (PIAB)

    Re: What to do if you are injured in an accident Brendan, while much of what you say may be valid in some cases ( and possibly many cases) for a person who is capable of making a PIAB claim without legal assistance, the fact is that there is a free market out there, and the message that you...
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    Ashes - will you be getting them

    As far as I can see that - pretty much - is what seems to be happening in Ireland and a lot of Western Europe right now. No doubt I can look forward to an old age free of the huge amount of problems with which I have up to now been plagued...........
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    Tonight With Vincent Browne - Unwatchable Due To Ad Breaks

    To be fair, I don't think that there is any real pretence at objectivity in the way this show is presented - many people watch it precisely because they will be entertained by VB mounting one of his hobby horses and thrashing it vigorously around the studio. That said, I can only tolerate a...
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