Brophy’s Law Blog

Equality Between Parents

The referendum on same sex marriages received enormous media attention with the electorate coming out in force to cast their votes in an overwhelming victory for the yes campaign. Ireland stood tall and Ireland stood proud on Saturday 23rd of May. As a Family Law solicitor, I need to think […]


One of the first questions a client will ask me when they engage me to buy or sell a property for them is ‘how long will it take?’ The truth is that you can never predict how long it will take to close a purchase or sale but there are […]

Consistent set of national guidelines is needed for the use of Oxytocin in labour

The State Claims Agency, who manages claims of medical negligence against the HSE, recently completed an evaluation of the guidance for the use of Oxytocin (trade name Syntocinon) in maternity services in Ireland. Syntocinon is routinely used in Irish maternity units to synthetically start or speed up labour. However, there […]

PRTB fines Landlords for non-registration of properties

Two recent cases have highlighted the importance of the registration of tenancies by landlords. If landlords do not comply with the rules relating to the registration of their properties, this can lead to fines being handed down by the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB). The PRTB was set up under […]

Side by Side

The topic of discussion for this blog post is one that is becoming more and more topical in Irish courts of late. “Parallel proceedings” essentially occur when two or more actions, concerning allegations arising from the same set of facts or circumstances, proceed simultaneously or successively against the same party. […]