The Metro Building was sold for in excess of its £21m asking price in the biggest deal of the year so far. We at Luke Curran & Co. Commercial Property Solicitors were delighted to assist our private property trust client along with BDO Northern Ireland in this acquisition.
If you live in Northern Ireland and have over £23,250 in capital (savings, investments and property including the value of your home) as at 2018, your local Health and Social Care Trust will assess you as being able to pay the full cost of your residential care or nursing home fees. It is against the law to transfer ownership of an asset to another person specifically to avoid paying your care home fees HOWEVER there are many reasons however why someone may wish to dispose of the family home that do not include trying to avoid long term care costs.
Constructive dismissal is perhaps one of the most misunderstood terms in all of employment law. A constructive dismissal is where an employee resigns and is entitled to resign without notice because of their employer’s conduct.
We are delighted to announce that Luke Curran & Co Solicitors will be taking part in the Age NI Free Will Service during the month of September 2018.
A full insight into the key differences between employment law in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Disputes within the family can be stressful and worrying. If your relationship breaks down you’ll need confidential expert advice on separation and divorce. Divorce law has two basic objectives. Firstly, it allows for the dignified dissolution of marriage. Secondly, it deals with arrangements for the future support children of the family and the distribution of capital assets and income between the parties.
Paralysis can be permanent or temporary and can vary in severity depending on the type and affected area. Regardless, however, of the duration or the severity, it can be completely life-changing, with long-lasting effects on the sufferer and their loved one’s lives. It can stem from a range of accidents and it can also be treated in many different ways and require different alterations to the sufferer’s lifestyle so paralysis compensation claims can be very complex and can vary greatly from case to case.
A brain injury can be completely life-altering and is certainly not something to be dismissed. Brain injuries can be so catastrophic that the victim is left entirely dependent on others and for this reason, many claims are actually made by their families and loved ones on their behalf. A brain injury can have a variety of consequences from the short-term to the long-term, ranging from a period of illness while the brain recovers, to lifelong that require complete changes to the victim’s way of life.
When we think of personal injury claims or a road traffic accident, often we think of smaller injuries which, while they can be inconvenient and cause plenty of issues at the time, they ultimately heal and life gets back to normal. But what happens if a personal injury is completely life-changing?
Rising House Prices in Northern Ireland and Falling Property Sales - The Northern Ireland Quarterly House Pricing Index for Quarter 3, 2017, compiled by University of Ulster reveals that house prices have risen by 5.8% on Quarter 2. The latest RICS UK Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey predicts that prices will also continue to rise over the next 12 months. This sounds like good news, doesn’t it? However as the number of properties being sold have fallen of late, Northern Ireland, like other regions in the UK, report shortages in housing supply which is contributing to the rise in prices.
2017 has proved to be a very unique year for the Northern Ireland economy. The Brexit vote had divided opinions and the collapse of our government administration has caused additional uncertainty, which has been intensified further by the recent rise in Base Rate by Bank of England . In this article we explore the impact of the increase in interest rates on homeowners in Northern Ireland.
The important and crucial thing to remember in any conveyancing transaction is Caveat Emptor - Buyer Beware. This article briefly explores the need for a Building Survey, the different types of building survey to consider, how to choose the right survey and a suitable surveyor to be sure that you are buying a house in suitable condition!