Law guides: Personal law

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Personal law

Law guides: Personal law

Consumer issues

Flight compensation claims

When an EU airline flight is cancelled, delayed, diverted or over-booked or a seat is downgraded, the passenger can be entitled to a refund or alternative flight AND compensation up

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Flight compensation claims

Flight compensation claims

When an EU airline flight is cancelled, delayed, diverted or over-booked or a seat is downgraded, the passenger can be entitled to a refund or alternative flight AND compensation up

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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 and 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)

Employment

Employment procedures

The Employment Equality Acts 1998-2011 out law discrimination in a wide range of employment and employment related areas. Discrimination is defined as treating one person in a less favourable way

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Family matters

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

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Employment procedures

Employment procedures

The Employment Equality Acts 1998-2011 out law discrimination in a wide range of employment and employment related areas. Discrimination is defined as treating one person in a less favourable way

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Family matters

Family matters

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

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Family law

Divorce and separation

The break-up of a marriage can be a very traumatic time in a person's life. Many couples may not want to go through the courts, and decide to separate

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How to get a divorce

This guide describes all of the steps required to apply for a divorce either by consent, i.e. where both parties are in full agreement regarding the terms of the

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How to get a separation

This guide describes all of the steps required to either separate by agreement, i.e. by using a separation ageement, or else how to apply to the Circuit Court for

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Living together

In this guide we discuss the ways in which people live together outside of marriage, both same sex and opposite sex couples. In particular we will look at those couples,

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Divorce and separation

Divorce and separation

The break-up of a marriage can be a very traumatic time in a person's life. Many couples may not want to go through the courts, and decide to separate

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How to get a divorce

How to get a divorce

This guide describes all of the steps required to apply for a divorce either by consent, i.e. where both parties are in full agreement regarding the terms of the

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How to get a separation

How to get a separation

This guide describes all of the steps required to either separate by agreement, i.e. by using a separation ageement, or else how to apply to the Circuit Court for

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Living together

Living together

In this guide we discuss the ways in which people live together outside of marriage, both same sex and opposite sex couples. In particular we will look at those couples,

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Landlord and 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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Probate

Probate

This LawOnline guide deals with probate and the administration of estates. The guide outlines how you can extract the appropriate grant of probate from the Probate Office. It also covers

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Wills and legacy giving

Legacy giving

This LawOnline guide focuses on the specific issue of legacy giving, i.e. making gifts in your Will to individuals and organisations. These organisations can include Irish charities and amateur

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Making and amending a Will

This LawOnline guide provides information regarding making, amending or revoking a Will. It covers issues such as the contents and formalities of making a Will, the appointment of executors and

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Legacy giving

Legacy giving

This LawOnline guide focuses on the specific issue of legacy giving, i.e. making gifts in your Will to individuals and organisations. These organisations can include Irish charities and amateur

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Making and amending a Will

Making and amending a Will

This LawOnline guide provides information regarding making, amending or revoking a Will. It covers issues such as the contents and formalities of making a Will, the appointment of executors and

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