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Claiming compensation for a serious road traffic accident

The number of road traffic accidents resulting in death or serious injury each year is increasing. The police received reports of 26,610 people killed or seriously injured in the year ending June 2018. Driver error is to blame for most road accidents, with accidents caused by drivers failing to look properly, poor vehicle manoeuvres or loss of control. Cathal [...]

2019-10-07T19:12:20+00:00October 7th, 2019|

Renegotiating a commercial lease

News stories about well-known retailers forcing landlords to renegotiate commercial leases as part of a voluntary insolvency arrangement have encouraged some tenants to ask for a better deal. However, a lease is a formal contract and, unless a tenant is insolvent, the landlord has no obligation to agree to any changes but commercial reality may mean a landlord is [...]

2019-09-10T20:18:43+00:00September 10th, 2019|

Challenging A Will

When Aretha Franklin died in August 2018 her family initially believed she had not made a will. Certainly nothing had been prepared by her lawyer. It was not until months later while clearing out her home that three handwritten wills were discovered, two made in 2010 stored in a locked cabinet and one made in 2014 hidden under a [...]

2019-08-23T20:20:28+00:00August 23rd, 2019|

Personal Injury – Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures

Not looking so good - your guide to compensation for botched non-surgical cosmetic procedures The growth in the popularity of non-surgical cosmetic procedures in recent years has been fueled by social media, with its focus on body image and frequent celebrity endorsements from reality stars like the Kardashians. Cathal Murray, personal injury lawyer with James McNulty & Co. [...]

2019-07-09T11:57:57+00:00July 9th, 2019|

Choosing attorneys for your Enduring Power of Attorney

Everyone should have an enduring power of attorney, along with a will and in setting this up you will need to appoint people to act as your attorney to look after your affairs if you become unable to. You need to consider very carefully who you will choose to be your attorney, as they will be responsible for following [...]

Paying a deceased relative’s debts

When a person dies someone needs to sort out their affairs.  Very often responsibility for doing this falls on the person’s relatives, either because they have been named as an executor in the will or because they have been given permission from the Probate Registry where no will exists. Paying for the funeral and settling any debts owed will [...]

What to do when someone dies – James McNulty Solicitors Omagh

What to do when someone dies When a loved one dies, and you are the next of kin, there are legal formalities that must be dealt with. Cathal Murray, wills and probate lawyer at James McNulty & Co. Solicitors Omagh explains what you should do. Registering a death Your first duty is to [...]

Quick guide to applying for probate

How to apply for a grant of probate If someone you know has died and you have been asked to deal with their affairs, you need to be able to prove that you have the legal right to do this.  Otherwise, you will run into difficulties when trying to access their bank accounts or sell their property and [...]

What type of will do I need?

Guide to deciding what type of will you need You may not realise it, but when it comes to making a will there are different types to choose from and, as Cathal Murray, wills and probate specialist with James McNulty & Co. Solicitors in Omagh, County Tyrone explains, the right type of will for you will depend on [...]

Valuing an estate for probate

When someone dies, all the assets in the estate will need to be valued as early possible for two key reasons. Firstly, an estate valuation must be provided to the probate court before probate will be granted. Secondly, any inheritance tax (IHT) due will need to be calculated and a payment made. In simple terms, IHT is calculated by [...]

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