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Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors

We have moved

We are delighted to confirm we have moved premises and are now located at 39 Waterloo road, Dublin 4.

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Fintech law - a review of smart contracts in Ireland

A smart contract is a legally binding contract that automatically executes some or all of its obligations via a computer program. In this blog, we look at smart contracts and consider how they fit into Irish law.

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Planning permission and the seven year rule on unauthorised development

The rule effectively states that local authorities may not serve enforcement notices for an unauthorised development after seven years since the commencement of the development. The best way to describe this is that whilst proceedings cannot be taken regarding the development, it is still a blip on title as the proper planning permission was not obtained.

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The Help to buy scheme explained

The Help to Buy scheme was created to support first-time property buyers in buying a new property as their principal residence. It is becoming increasing common for developers to accept a booking deposit along with the HTB funds as the balance deposit.

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Business Interruption Insurance Policies – High Court rules against FBD Insurance - 5 February 2021

Mr Justice Denis McDonald ruled in the High Court this morning that FBD Insurance are to compensate the policyholders who took court action following FBD’s refusal to provide indemnity under their policy of insurance regarding business disruption cover.

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The Wall Street short - GameStop

The recent rise in GameStop’s value had nothing to do with the company itself. Instead, it came about as a result of a small group of dedicated speculators in a Reddit subforum called “WallStreetBets”. These people consciously planned to buy up GameStop stocks in order to boost the value because hedge funds like Melvin Capital, which had invested a significant amount of capital in financial instruments which only rise in value when GameStop’s value declines

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5 steps to speed up the sale of your property in Ireland

If you want to sell your house quickly, there are a number of items you can prepare, prior to going sale agreed, which will speed matters up substantially.

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