Brophy’s Law Blog

Probationary Periods – A Guide for Employers and Employees

We frequently receive queries from employers and employees in relation to probationary periods and their respective entitlements and responsibilities. I have set out some of the main points which employers and employers should have regard to when probationary periods are involved. Contracts of Employment can allow for probationary periods and […]

Maternity Benefit

On the 7th July last, in the case of G v The Department of Social Protection, the High Court ruled that a woman whose child was born through surrogacy was not entitled to seek redress for being refused maternity benefit. The mother in question had previously been diagnosed with cancer […]

Residential Conveyancing Special €1099+VAT and Outlays

For many of us, buying a property is the single biggest financial decision we ever undertake. Property transactions are inherently complex, thus choosing the right solicitor can help prevent an exciting experience from becoming a stressful one. Whether you are a first time buyer or a seasoned investor, at Brophy […]

“Until Debt Do Us Part” – Divorcing in Ireland

I remember reading an article in a magazine some years ago that talked about some of the reasons couples decided to separate and ultimately get divorced in Ireland. One of the main causes for a relationship breakdown as set out in that article was debt. It suggested that debt was […]

Costs and Outlays involved in the Purchase of a Property

Purchasing a new property is a costly and often daunting experience, particularly in the case of the first time buyer. It is important that you, the purchaser, are made aware from the outset of the costs you are likely to incur along the way. The law requires solicitors, as soon […]