data breach

139 million Canva users affected by a data breach, are you one of them?

Users of popular graphic design company Canva have been exposed to a data breach. The cyber attack was by the same hacker responsible for the recent Zynga games attack Gnosticplayers, who earlier this year put the credentials of 620 million…
Road Safety

What to do if you are in a Road Accident

The dark nights will soon be upon us and the autumn and winter weather can make driving even more treacherous. No one ever expects to be in an accident but unfortunately, they can happen. What can you do to protect yourself safe and those who…
data breach

Hacker Steals Over 218 Million Zynga 'Words with Friends' Gamers Data

A Pakistani hacker who previously made headlines earlier this year for selling almost a billion user records stolen from nearly 45 popular online services has now claimed to have hacked the popular mobile social game company Zynga Inc. With…
High Court

Personal Insolvency Arrangement allowing a couple to write off more than €6m of their debts.

Gibson & Associates Solicitors acted in a case that resulted in the High Court writing off the debts of a retired Garda, and his wife Jean Errity, a civil engineer. The couple had debts including €6.1m owed to Ulster Bank, €419,000 to…
Medical Negligence

How do you prove Medical Negligence Injury* in Ireland?

Did you know that the first 5 months of 2019, €108 million has been paid out in medical negligence in Ireland? It’s a worrying statistic. And it’s claimed to be driven by current pressures put onto medical care by staff shortages, funding,…
Property

Meet with our Property Solicitors in Ulster Bank Letterkenny 17th & 24th of Aug

Gibson & Associates joins Ulster Bank for mortgage events in Letterkenny  Letterkenny-based legal specialist Gibson & Associates Solicitors will join Ulster Bank at a series of upcoming events aimed at helping people in the area…
Retirement Visa

How to retire to Ireland - Retirement Visa

Why you should retire to Ireland There are probably already reasons why you are considering retiring to Ireland such as family ties, or maybe because it's a good base for exploring the rest of Europe, or the fact that Ireland is less of a culture…

What is Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is one of four debt solutions available to people who find themselves in the position where they are unable to pay their debts, as the debts fall due. And do not see themselves being able to do so, in the next few years. How to know…
Court

Worried about the controversial High Court ruling on Irish Citizenship? Read on.....

Controversial decision by High Court on Irish Naturalization Rules Anyone that has applied for naturalisation to become an Irish Citizen and awaiting a decision, or is considering now applying should carefully consider the impact of the high…
Whiplash Injury

Whiplash Injury - A Legal Guide

An average of 20 percent of people involved in a car accident sustain whiplash injuries. It's the most common injury amongst road traffic accidents. How does whiplash happen in the first place? Let's start by taking a quick look at the neck. The…

Gibson & Associates Solicitors are in the final of the Irish Law awards 2019 in 6 categories!

Exciting news...Gibson & Associates Solicitors are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in 6 categories for the final of the Irish Law Awards 2019. Excellence & Innovation in Client Services Connacht/Ulster Connacht/Ulster…

Constructive Dismissal - A Quick Guide For Employees

If you're employed you will have an employment contract, which will give you certain rights. Sometimes the contract can be terminated by your employer; but apart from quitting a job to seek new opportunities, there is another more unfortunate…
GDPR

GDPR: Know Your Rights - Protect Your Privacy - Public Information Day

Gibson & Associates Solicitors in Partnership with The Northside Civic Centre in Dublin, will be delivering a FREE Public Information event on GDPR: Know Your Rights - Protect Your Privacy. Date: Friday 31st of May Duration: 10.00am…
data breach

Can you sue for a GDPR data protection breach?

Can you seek an award for damages of your personal data has been exposed to a breach of regulation? The short answer is yes. Data privacy laws in the European union are rigid and are there to protect you as a consumer or employee. Data protection…
Personal Injury

Personal Injury Claim: Our Solicitors Answer Your Questions

Our head solicitor of our Personal Injury Department Amanda Walsh is based in Dublin, in our Capel Building office. Recently, I asked her what are the most common questions clients asked about personal injury claims? Below are the questions…
brain injury claim compensation

Acquired Brain Injuries Explained

Acquired Brain Injury can have a profound impact on the lives of those who suffer them, as well as their families and those close to them. Each injury effects everyone differently, making them complicated and sometimes difficult to treat. Unlike…
Fall At Work Claim

I had a fall at work can I claim for personal injuries*?

It’s reported that every working day seven people are injured in a slip, trip or fall at work, or on the way to work. This is the highest cause of injury in the workplace. The HSA estimates that around 29% of non-fatal injuries are a result…
Medical Malpractice Solicitor

What is Medical Malpractice? And some examples that happened in Ireland.

Have you suffered an injury while receiving treatment under the care of a medical professional: doctor, dentist, nurse etc? You may have suffered a medical malpractice incident. But, this does not mean that all injuries caused by medical practitioners…
Personal Information Breached

What to do if your personal information has been compromised.

Do you think your personal information has been compromised? You’re probably worried? Yes. For good reason. If your personal data falls into the wrong hands it can be used for criminal activity and fraud. Identify theft created from compromised…
Gibson & Associates

Law Firm wins landmark case to keep a widower in his home by debt for equity swap.

Legal history was made this week in Trim circuit court. Concerning, a 67-year-old widower who was in mortgage debt and risked losing his home, a proposal for an insolvency arrangement was put forward to swap his debt for equity. This resulted…