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  • UPDATE ON STAMP DUTY CHANGES IN FINANCE BILL 2017

    UPDATE ON STAMP DUTY CHANGES IN FINANCE BILL 2017

    UPDATE ON STAMP DUTY CHANGES IN FINANCE BILL 2017 Transitional Arrangements relating to Commercial Property The most significant change to Stamp Duty announced in the Budget Speech was the increase in the rate applicable to commercial property from 2% to 6%. The transitional arrangements applicable have been clarified on publication of the Finance Bill.  There…Read More...
  • UCC IGNITE Awards

    UCC IGNITE Awards

    J.W. O’Donovan were delighted to once again sponsor and be part of the judging panel for this years UCC IGNITE programme awards. The event celebrated the achievements of the 7th cohort of Recent Graduate Entrepreneurs who participated in the 12 month business incubation programme. Ten aspiring Recent Graduate Entrepreneurs, who have just commenced the programme, were also…Read More...
  • Estate Agents and Negligent Misstatement

    Estate Agents and Negligent Misstatement

    Estate Agents and Negligent Misstatement Walsh v Jones Lang Lasalle Limited With the return of confidence to the Irish property market, increased activity in purchasing and rising prices, it could be said that the Supreme Court has issued a timely reminder about the dangers of relying on information from estate agents which has been provided…Read More...
  • Alzheimer’s Tea Day

    Alzheimer’s Tea Day

    We would like to thank everyone who attended at our office on Thursday 4th May to mark Alzheimer’s Tea Day in support of the Alzheimer’s Society. Alzheimer’s Tea Day is the largest annual fundraising campaign in The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s calendar. Since the very first Alzheimer’s Tea Day in 1994 over €7.5M has been…Read More...
  • Landlord and Tenant Law Reform – Why the long wait?

    Landlord and Tenant Law Reform – Why the long wait?

    How long does it take to get a progressive, important and relatively uncontroversial piece of legislation passed in this country?  One year, two years, three?  In the case of the Landlord & Tenant Law Reform Bill, the gestation period is currently running at almost 14 years, and counting. In 2003 the Law Reform Commission (“LRC”)…Read More...
  • Special Purpose Vehicles and Unit Trusts & Offshore Funds Deriving Their Value from Irish Land

    Special Purpose Vehicles and Unit Trusts & Offshore Funds Deriving Their Value from Irish Land

    Special Purpose Vehicles The Finance Act 2016 introduced significant changes in the tax treatment of Irish Special Purpose Vehicles (“SPV”) holding financial assets secured on Irish real estate and Irish Real Estate Funds (“IREF”) SPV’s are companies that are set up to securitise qualifying assets including financial assets, commodities, plant and machinery. Section 110 of…Read More...
  • J.W. O’Donovan Solicitors announces appointment of New Partner

    J.W. O’Donovan Solicitors announces appointment of New Partner

    JW O’Donovan Solicitors are delighted to announce that David Pearson has joined the firm as a Partner. David’s specific areas of expertise are commercial litigation and employment law and he brings with him a wealth of legal experience. David qualified with a BCL from UCC in 1979 and qualified as a solicitor from the Law…Read More...
  • Focus Ireland – Shine A Light Campaign

    Focus Ireland – Shine A Light Campaign

    On Friday, 21 October John Fuller, solicitor with JW O’Donovan’s Corporate & Commercial team, slept out on the grounds of Cork City Gaol to raise funds for Focus Ireland. There has been a huge increase in homelessness in Ireland over the past decade. The number of families becoming homeless has increased by over 40% since…Read More...
  • Harrington v Gulland Article

    Harrington v Gulland Article

    RECENT HIGH COURT DECISION ON REQUIREMENT FOR REGISTRATION OF SECURITY TRANSFER Ms Justice Baker delivered a judgment in the case of Harrington v Gulland Property Finance Limited on the 29 July 2016 which should be of interest and of concern to conveyancers, purchasers of loan portfolios and security and insolvency practitioners. The Court held that…Read More...
  • Loans to and from Directors and Connected Persons

    Loans to and from Directors and Connected Persons

    The Companies Act 2014 (the “Act”) retains the restrictions in place under the previous companies legislation regarding loans to directors and persons connected with directors and introduces a new concept of presumptions about undocumented loans to or from directors and persons connected with directors. Care should be taken: To ensure that where a company advances…Read More...
  • UCC IGNITE Awards

    UCC IGNITE Awards

    John Sheehan of J.W. O’Donovan presented the Most Innovative Business Award to Steven Merrick and Paul Davidson for their company, Zazsi, an online platform that integrates consumers, online retailers and product influencers.Read More...
  • Fishing Companies and the ‘A typical Working Scheme’

    Fishing Companies and the ‘A typical Working Scheme’

    If you are an owner of commercial fishing vessel or a Non-EEA fisherman working on a boat in Ireland, then you need to consider whether the Atypical Working Scheme applies to you and if it does take the necessary steps to make sure you can comply before the deadline date of the 15th May 2016…Read More...
  • Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015

    Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015

      What it aims to do: The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act (the “2015 Act”) was signed into law on the 4th December 2015. Its aim was to amend and extend the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 (“the Principal Act”) (as amended) by inserting a number of provisions into the 2015 Act which would aim to do…Read More...
  • The Workplace Relations Act 2015

    The Workplace Relations Act 2015

    The Workplace Relations Act 2015 (“the Act”) commenced on 1 October 2015. The Act has introduced considerable reform, which both employers and employees should be aware of. The reform has resulted in the creation of an entirely new body – the Workplace Relations Commission – a single body which will deal with all employment disputes…Read More...
  • J.W. O Donovan Join SPAR and Ray for 5k

    J.W. O Donovan Join SPAR and Ray for 5k

    J.W. O Donovan Join SPAR and Ray for 5k…Read More...
  • UCC Ignite Awards

    UCC Ignite Awards

    J.W. O’Donovan Solicitors sponsored the J.W. O’Donovan Solicitors/IGNITE Innovation Award at IGNITE’s 2014 Showcase and Awards held at UCC on Wednesday 25th June. The IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme helps graduates to turn innovative ideas into successful technology based businesses. Based at UCC, the programme is open to recent graduates of any third level institution in…Read More...
  • Calcutta Run 2013

    Calcutta Run 2013

    J.W. O’Donovan Team supporting the Calcutta Run 2013. Organised by the Law Society.Read More...