Law guides: Business law

For every business there comes a point where it crosses paths with the legal profession. Our business law guides can help you understand the jargon and ‘legalese’ that you are faced with during these occasions. Whether it is to do with employment legislation, e-commerce, debt recovery etc. we can help you navigate your way around the subject and, where relevant, direct you to documents that will help you resolve the issue.

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Business law

Law guides: Business law

Commercial property

Commercial property

This guide deals with the development, sale and leasing of commercial property. When buying land or property for development, a purchaser should take various steps to ensure that it is

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Debt

Debt recovery (Circuit Court)

Often in business or one’s personal life, individuals or businesses will owe each other money – the party owing the money is called a ‘debtor’ and

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Debt recovery (District Court)

Often in business or one’s personal life, individuals or businesses will owe each other money – the party owing the money is called a ‘debtor’ and

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Debt, bankruptcy and liquidation

This guide provides an overview of the options available to both individuals and companies who find the they are unable to meet their debt obligations. Topics covered include bankruptcy, alternatives

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European small claims procedure

The 'European small claims procedure' was introduced in 2009 to make it easier and cheaper for consumers and businesses to issue court-backed claim notices for amounts owed of up to €2,000

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Debt recovery (Circuit Court)

Debt recovery (Circuit Court)

Often in business or one’s personal life, individuals or businesses will owe each other money – the party owing the money is called a ‘debtor’ and

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Debt recovery (District Court)

Debt recovery (District Court)

Often in business or one’s personal life, individuals or businesses will owe each other money – the party owing the money is called a ‘debtor’ and

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Debt, bankruptcy & liquidation

Debt, bankruptcy and liquidation

This guide provides an overview of the options available to both individuals and companies who find the they are unable to meet their debt obligations. Topics covered include bankruptcy, alternatives

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European small claims procedure

European small claims procedure

The 'European small claims procedure' was introduced in 2009 to make it easier and cheaper for consumers and businesses to issue court-backed claim notices for amounts owed of up to €2,000

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How to recover a debt (up to €15,000)

How to recover a debt (€15,001 to €75,000)

E-commerce

E-commerce

The act of creating and publishing a website can involve a host of technical issues which are addressed in this LawOnline guide. Once these have been overcome, the legal requirements

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Employment

Discipline and dismissal

Employers have a legal obligation to provide employees with written procedures to be followed before dismissing an employee. The purpose of this LawOnline guide is to highlight the importance

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Employment contracts

This LawOnline guide highlights how the relationship between an employer and a person carrying out work comes mainly within the scope of contract law. It also discusses the importance of

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Employment procedures

The Employment Equality Acts 1998-20011 outlaw discrimination in a wide range of employment and employment-related areas. Discrimination is defined as treating one person in a less favourable way than another

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Family matters

The purpose of this LawOnline guide is to show how events that occur to employees in their daily lives can affect them in the workplace. The guide discusses in detail

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Hiring staff

This LawOnline sets out the necessary procedures that employers must follow when hiring staff. It also highlights the importance of recruiting staff in a manner that is both fair and

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Discipline & dismissal

Discipline and dismissal

Employers have a legal obligation to provide employees with written procedures to be followed before dismissing an employee. The purpose of this LawOnline guide is to highlight the importance

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Employment contracts

Employment contracts

This LawOnline guide highlights how the relationship between an employer and a person carrying out work comes mainly within the scope of contract law. It also discusses the importance of

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Employment procedures

Employment procedures

The Employment Equality Acts 1998-20011 outlaw discrimination in a wide range of employment and employment-related areas. Discrimination is defined as treating one person in a less favourable way than another

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Family matters

Family matters

The purpose of this LawOnline guide is to show how events that occur to employees in their daily lives can affect them in the workplace. The guide discusses in detail

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Hiring staff

Hiring staff

This LawOnline sets out the necessary procedures that employers must follow when hiring staff. It also highlights the importance of recruiting staff in a manner that is both fair and

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Intellectual property

Intellectual property

This LawOnline guide is concerned with protecting intellectual property rights. It covers areas such as passing off, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, patents, trade marks, copyright, performance rights, moral rights and

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Landlord & tenant

Landlord and tenant

The purpose of this LawOnline guide is to provide the reader with a comprehensive look at the different aspects of landlord and tenant law. The guide highlights the various situations

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Powers of attorney

Powers of attorney

The information provided in this LawOnline guide gives you an overview of how to create, register, object to the registration of and revoke a power of attorney. It covers issues

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