Buying goods and services online has become a safe and secure way of getting what we need without leaving the comfort of our homes. This is due in no small part to the Consumer Rights Directive for purchases made from businesses within the EU. But, would you buy your dream home online? Consider whether you would be prepared to part with a huge sum of money to secure the home of your dreams with one click of the mouse? More particularly SHOULD you do so and is it safe to do so
THE EXECUTOR The executor is the person appointed in a Will to attend to the affairs of the testator after the testator's death. The executor is the person entitled to take out a Grant of Probate in the estate of the deceased testator. From the date of death the executor can issue proceedings and enter into contracts to sell property. However, the executor cannot get judgement or sign a deed transferring property until the Grant of Probate has issued. WHO CAN I APPOINT AS MY
REGISTRATION OF AN ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY Once a donor has created an Enduring Power of Attorney, the documents are usually retained by the donor's solicitor. In much the same way as a will has no effect until death, the Enduring Power of Attorney has no effect until the individual becomes mentally incapacitated. If a donor never loses mental capacity, then the Enduring Power of Attorney never comes into effect. If and when the donor becomes mentally incapacitated, the pr
What is an enduring Power of Attorney? An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal mechanism which an individual ( called a donor) sets up when he or she is mentally well. The purpose is to allow another person (called the attorney) to make decisions on the donor's behalf if the donor becomes mentally incapacitated. An Enduring Power of Attorney is a very useful tool in cases, where for example, a person develops alzheimers or dementia. Why sign up to an Enduring Power of Atto
DATE FOR DIARY Saturday 26th May 2018 has been announced as the date for this year's Calcutta Run. Start time is 11.00 from Solicitors' headquarters at The Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7. Both start and finish lines are at Blackhall Place. RUNNERS AND CYCLISTS For runners and walkers there is both a 5k route and a 10k runners. Children and dogs welcome! Registration takes place from 09.15 to 10.15. Start time is 11.00. This is the second year of the sponsored cycle.