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…
Bicycle Head Injury

Do Bicycle Helmets Prevent Head Injury*?

When you're riding your bicycle, your most important piece of safety gear is a helmet that fits. Helmets are designed to cushion and protect riders' heads from the impact of a crash. Like safety belts in cars, helmets cannot provide total protection…
Christmas Injury

Be careful in these 5 situations: if you want to avoid an injury this Christmas!

Christmas is a lovely time of fun and celebration….but, it also can be a time of increased hazards and accidents. The last thing you need is to end up in A&E over the holidays with an injury, due to an accident or someone's negligence.…
Conveyancing Solicitors Dublin

What are the advantages of hiring a conveyancing solicitor?

The first time you will probably ever need to consider hiring a conveyancing solicitor is buying your first home. Then, there maybe other occasions such as selling your home, switching a mortgage, or changing ownership. Conveyance involves the…
Lariam

Lariam: compensation for soldiers affected by anti malaria drug.

The Government of Ireland could face a legal compensation tsunami, after prescribing the highly controversial drug Mefloquine, branded as Lariam, to Irish soldiers on peacekeeping missions in Africa from 2001. What is Lariam: Mefloquine (Lariam)…
Wills

My Legacy Week 29th Oct – 4th Nov: Make a Will and leave a Legacy Gift.

Make a Will in November for €100! My Legacy Week is commencing on the 29th of October, the campaign was initiated to create awareness around the importance of making a Will. Irish people have a low rate of making a Will, with only 3 out of…
Car Accident Claims

What to do after a minor car accident: injury, compensation, insurance, and claims.

Being involved in a car crash (or any road traffic accident!) can be a terrifying experience....no matter if it's minor or more serious. It's always good to have some preparation in case you happen to be unfortunate enough to be in a car accident,…
Immigration Visas

New Visa Scheme for Immigrants In Ireland.

Between 3,500 – 5,500 undocumented immigrants in Ireland could benefit from a new visa scheme. The special scheme was announced today by Minister Flanagan (Justice & Equality). This will benefit you, if you're a Non-EEA resident that came…
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Personal Injury Solicitor joins Gibson & Associates' Letterkenny office

Personal Injury solicitor Emmet Doherty has joined the Injury and Litigation team at Gibson & Associates, Letterkenny office. Emmett has specialised experience in catastrophic injury: severe injuries that can potentially have a life-altering…
data breach

Data Breach: The case of eir

Unless you’ve been on a digital detox this past year, you would have heard of GDPR (the new stricter data protection laws that came into force in the EU last May). It means that your personal data must be protected more stringently and consent…
mortgage solicitors
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Mortgage Solicitors: 1 in 5 people could save thousands on their mortgage...

We all want to enjoy our new home without the stress and burden of struggling with mortgage repayments (if you do find yourself struggling to pay your mortgage, you should act quickly to stop yourself from falling into debt). A mortgage is,…

Key Questions You Need to Answer Before Selling Your Home

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. Perhaps you need to move for work, or your family have outgrown your first home and need some extra space? Or maybe you’ve found your dream property and you’re ready to take your next step on the…
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Here are quick answers to common questions about Wills & Probate in Ireland

It’s a topic that we generally don’t like to think about or at least not now anyway, maybe when the time comes…but all of us will experience a bereavement at some point, or maybe you are thinking about your children’s future, then do…

 The A to Z of buying a house in Ireland

Are you thinking about buying a house in the near future? Not sure how to get started? There are lots of ‘buying a house checklists’ online. Most will mention the various laws, documents and fees you should be aware of. Hiring a solicitor…

We're In The Final: The Irish Law Awards 2018

Exciting news...Gibson & Associates Solicitors Letterkenny are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the final of the Irish Law Awards 2018. We're the only solicitors in Donegal that was selected for the final this year. We…
Dublin City

How to Get an Entrepreneur Visa for Ireland

Are you looking to emigrate to another country and set up your business? Look no further than Ireland – a hotbed of talent and attractive incentives, making it ideal for an ambitious entrepreneur. The Irish Government offers a special visa…
Conveyancing

What is Property Conveyancing? Conveyancing Explained

If you’re in the process of buying or selling a property, you’ll need a solicitor to do your conveyancing. Although you may already know this, you may not be 100% sure what conveyancing actually is. If this is the case, don’t worry…

GDPR (Data Protection) Event 2018

Were you there? Our GDPR (Data Breach & Data Protection) event was hosted in Letterkenny last night – 14th March. And well! … What a great night it turned out to be. The venue was jam-packed with professionals in industries ranging…

International Women's Day - Celebrating Women In The Legal Profession

Today is known globally as International Women’s day, a day that’s a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress — join together in pushing global attention…