Newsletter – Issue 1, Spring 2018

Posted by Admin
on March 24, 2018

2018 is upon us and with it comes the promise of growth and change. As part of our expansion we are excited to launch Martina Murphy Solicitors Quarterly Newsletter (PDF | HTML).

We have specifically designed it to provide clients with up to date practical legal information pertaining to their day to day lives. Whether you are an individual or a small business, we hope there will be something useful for you to peruse.

If you find it useful and think it may benefit someone else you know please share it using the forward link below. If you would like us to address any particular area of law in our next Newsletter, which will be published in Q3’18, please do let us know.

Best wishes,
Martina Murphy Solicitors

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Limerick Start-up Weekend Sponsor

Posted by Admin
on May 14, 2015

Martina Murphy Solicitors are proud to be nominated as official legal sponsors of Limerick Start-up Weekend 2015.

This is a fantastic initiative to encourage and assist start-up businesses.
We are thrilled to be able to do our bit to support our local community.
Best of luck to all those taking part.

If you would like to know more about how our firm can help your business then please contact Martina Murphy on 061-303311 or

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Martina Murphy Solicitors Standards Award

Posted by Admin
on March 22, 2015
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We are pleased to announce that Martina Murphy Solicitors has been awarded the prestigious Legal Quality Assurance Standard.

Martina Murphy Solicitors is one of a few practices in the Munster region to have met and achieved this high standard.

This award is given to firms that achieve the highest standards for:

  • the quality of the work provided
  • the manner in which the practice is managed
  • the service provided to their clients
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Changes to Family Law

Posted by Admin
on March 5, 2015

Changes to Family Law:

Unmarried fathers who have lived with the mother of their child for more than a year will have automatic guardianship rights under sweeping changes to Family Law.

The landmark legislation will, for the first time, give unmarried fathers legal rights to access to their children despite being separated from the children’s mother. Only mothers currently have guaranteed guardianship of a child born outside of marriage and fathers can be forced to engage in lengthy legal battles to get access to their child.

The new rules are contained in the Governments Children and Family Relationships Bill. Step parents and the parent’s co-habiting partner will be able to apply for guardianship if they have shared caring responsibilities for a child for more than two years. In these cases guardianship will be limited to day to day decisions while major issues regarding residence, religion and education will be the sole responsibility of the biological parent. Grandparents will also see increased rights.

For more information on the changes please contact Martina Murphy.

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Company -v- Sole Trader

Posted by Admin
on June 13, 2011

The first question any person thinking of setting up a new business should ask is whether they will set it up as a sole trader or whether they will form a limited liability company to run the business on their behalf.

There are key advantages and disadvantages to each and it is worth taking the time deciding
which kind of business entity you wish to set up at the outset.

In this article I will deal with the legal points involved but anyone setting up a business and deciding which route to take should also seek the advice of their accountant.
Read more…Company -v- Sole Trader

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The Dawning of a New Era in Family Law

Posted by Admin
on June 13, 2011

One could say that the signing into law of the Civil Partnership Act, 2010 marks the end of an era in Ireland where only married couples of the opposite sex were afforded rights and duties under our legislation.

The signing into law of the Civil Partnership Act 2010 marks a milestone in family law for this country, expanding rights and duties to couples of the same sex and also offering a redress scheme to those persons who are in a co-habiting arrangement.
Read more…The Dawning of a New Era in Family Law

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Irish Human Rights Commission call for statutory enquiry on Magdalene Laundries

Posted by Admin
on November 17, 2010

9th November 2010

The IHRC have today validated the evidence submitted by the survivor advocacy group Justice for Magdalenes (JFM) and have recommended that a statutory mechanism be established to investigate the matters advanced by the JFM and in appropriate cases to grant redress where warranted.

Any resident of a Laundry or familiy member of such a resident who would like to discuss their legal rights as a result of this development should contact Barry McLoughlin, Solicitor who has extensive experience before the Redress Board for a confidential and no obligation consultation on +353 61 303311

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