Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance, has delivered a budget for 2016 in which he states that,
“the top priority…is to keep that recovery going.” “It is a testament to the commitment and resilience of the Irish people that Ireland is on course to be the fastest-growing economy in Europe for a second consecutive year.” It will “reward work, enterprise and innovation.”
With this in mind we were delighted to support and co-sponsor the launch of the Limerick Startup Gathering. We are again pleased to support local businesses by sponsoring the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards 2015 which take place at the Bicentennial Limerick Chamber President’s Dinner, for which we are the main sponsor. The businesses involved are illustrative of the innovation, success, diligence and hard work of enterprises in Ireland that are key to our recovery and growth.
Indicative of the recovery of the economy and requirements for business legal services is our growing team and we include photographs of our new solicitors.
As ever HOMS are dedicated to providing quality legal services to our clients. We are very pleased and proud to have progressed to being awarded the Q9000 Legal Quality Standard by the Institute of Legal Research and Standards. We are holding a series of business development seminars for our solicitors. The latest of which HOMS hosted at “The Bank”, a very exciting new start-up company space, at 63 O’Connell Street, Limerick in which Dr Hugh O’Donnell, Consultant of MACX3 Investments and Consulting (formerly CEO of Kentz), presented an inspirational seminar on business strategy.
In this issue we bring you news of a case which provides some clarity in the area of priority of payments in winding ups. We outline the legal implications for businesses of an important EU data protection decision regarding safe harbour. We look at the Recovery of Benefits and Assistance Scheme as well as the latest case dealing with the rate of return on personal injury awards for future loss. We are pleased to tell you about a successful surrogacy case in which we have acted and we take a look at the effects of a new European regulation, Brussels IV, on Wills.
As always I hope you enjoy our newsletter and I would like to thank you our clients for your continued support.
Harry Fehily, Managing Partner
Holmes O’Malley Sexton Solicitors