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Do I need to make a Will?

Although the significance of making a Will is well recognised most people put off the important task of completing their Will until their later years. It is important to remember that you are never too young to make a will. Although the prospect of making a Will may seem daunting it is an important step to take and one which an experienced solicitor will be able to help you with so that the process is straight forward and easily understood. There are a number of matters to be considered when making your Will:
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Risk of Personal Liability for Personal Executors

Risk of Personal Liability for Personal representatives/Executors in an Estate

A person who takes out administration in the estate of a deceased’s person (called the Personal Representative) can be one or more of the Executors named in the Will or perhaps one of the next of kin where there is no Will.

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DEPUY HIP REPLACEMENT DEVICES

Court awards $8.3 million dollars compensation on DePuy total hip replacement ASR device case

In excess of ten thousand law suits have apparently been filed in respect of the DePuy ASR hip replacement device in the State of California, USA.  

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Misdiagnosis of Patients

A study by the BMJ Quality & Safety found that the rate of misdiagnosis in outpatients to be at least as high as 1 in every 20 outpatients. Outpatients are those who are provided with care by a Hospital without being admitted as a patient.

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What Does “No Win, No Fee” Mean?

“No Win, No Fee” For Solicitors Explained

This is a phrase you have probably heard of before and in personal injury law it is an agreement that a Solicitor may enter into with a client who has suffered injury in an accident. It simply means that unless you succeed in your injury case you will not pay any legal fee to your Solicitor for their services.

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THE MOTOR INSURERS’ BUREAU OF IRELAND (MIBI)

Un-insured/un-identified vehicles are involved in approximately 2,000 accidents per year. According to the Chief Executive of the MIBI approximately 6% of road users may have issues in respect of insurance as they are either un-insured, or not in compliance with the conditions of their insurance policy.
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NATIONAL CERVICAL SCREENING PROGRAMME

CervicalCheck is a national screening programme to prevent cervical cancer which provides smear tests for women between the age of 25 and 60. The test is a relatively straight forward procedure and is well recognised as being the most effective way to detect changes in the cells of the cervix. Over the last ten years three million smear tests have been carried out on 1.8 million women with over 280,000 women per year receiving the test.
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