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World Children’s Day November 2021

World Children’s Day November 2021

World Children’s Day was celebrated on 20th November 2021. This year, the theme is to help children to recover from interruptions and learning losses experienced through the pandemic.

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Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill

Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill

The Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media recently published its report on the Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill.

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Cyberbullying Law Update

Cyberbullying Law Update

In this article Clare Daly, Child Law Solicitor at CKT discusses cyberbullying, the laws surrounding it and any reforms that may be on the way.

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Life as a Trainee at CKT - Mark Dalton

Life as a Trainee at CKT - Mark Dalton

Mark Dalton, Trainee Solicitor, CKT tells us about his experience to date as a trainee at CKT, how he came to studying law, as well as how he sourced his traineeship at CKT. Read more here...

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Flying cars in our lifetime?

Flying cars in our lifetime?

The pandemic has led to dramatic changes in the way we do business and good lawyers will recognise that the advances in AI will further change the landscape.

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Children and Inheritance

Children and Inheritance

In this article, Michelle Cronin, Family Law Solicitor looks at the tax implications for children, adopted children, stepchildren and foster children receiving inheritances or gifts from their parents

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ADR Webinar: Making the Most of Mediation

ADR Webinar: Making the Most of Mediation

The ADR Committee of the Law Society in conjunction with the Southern Law Association and the Irish Commercial Mediation Association (ICMA) are hosting a lunchtime Webinar on Friday, 2nd October 2020.

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Wardship under New President

Wardship under New President

Ms. Justice Mary Irvine took over as President of the High Court from Mr. Justice Peter Kelly in June 2020. The Wardship jurisdiction now vests in her and she oversees the Wardship list.

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Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

An update for our clients. Our Solicitors are continuing to provide a full service to our clients, while taking all appropriate measures to play our part in containing the spread of the virus.

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Housing Rights of Separated Parents

Housing Rights of Separated Parents

A recent Supreme Court appeal has shed light on the housing rights of a separated parent with overnight access to their children, and the obligations of local authorities to provide housing to them.

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The Family Law Act 2019

The Family Law Act 2019

The much-awaited legislation to reduce the time period in which a person can apply for a Divorce from four years to two years commenced on 1st December 2019.

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Recent Supreme Court Decision: AC v HSE

Recent Supreme Court Decision: AC v HSE

Patrice O’Keeffe, Partner in Healthcare and Medical Law, analyses a recent Supreme Court decision on the detention of vulnerable patients when they express a desire to leave a healthcare facility.

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Employment Law Update

Employment Law Update

Emily Sexton, Partner at CKT, examines a number of changes to employment law in Ireland in the past year including the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 and changes to parental leave.

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Mediation Awareness Week 2019

Mediation Awareness Week 2019

On 8th October 2019, to coincide with Mediation Awareness Week, Yvonne Joyce spoke to UCC Law Students on the topic “Mediation instead of Litigation?”.

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Tusla - Register for Non-Compliance

Tusla - Register for Non-Compliance

Tusla has recently implemented the Register of Non-compliance with Child Safeguarding Statement requirements, Denise Kirwan examines the legislation underpinning this move.

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CKT Appoint Three New Partners

CKT Appoint Three New Partners

Comyn Kelleher Tobin has announced three new Partners - Louise Duggan, Lebeau Jonker and Emily Sexton - across Healthcare and Medical Law, Employment and Commercial Property practices.

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Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Cork

Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Cork

Congratulations to CKT's Tara O’Donnell, Ryan Callanan and Patrice O’Keeffe who took part in the Grant Thornton Corporate 5K that was held in Cork City Wednesday, 12th June 2019.

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Judicial Review of Emergency Care Order

Judicial Review of Emergency Care Order

Michelle Cronin, Solicitor, Child & Family Law, examines a recent judgement of Mr Justice Noonan in a Judicial Review taken on behalf of a child received into care on foot of an Emergency Care Order.

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Open Disclosure - New Developments

Open Disclosure - New Developments

Yvonne Joyce, Healthcare Partner, advises where open disclosure is contemplated, care should be taken that the CLA procedures are carefully followed to ensure the legal protection applies.

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New Costs Penalties Introduced

New Costs Penalties Introduced

From 28th January 2019, new cost penalties have been introduced by the courts to penalise claimants who do not issue a letter of claim within one month of the accident, or file a verifying Affidavit.

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Un Tying The Knot

Un Tying The Knot

Karen Tobin, Solicitor, Child & Family Law, takes a look at the upcoming referendum to amend Article 41 for those wishing to apply for a divorce.

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HSE v AM

HSE v AM

Katharine Kelleher, Partner in Child & Family Law, analyses the Supreme Court decision on the interaction between the Mental Health Act 2001 and the Wardship regime.

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Grant Thornton 5km Run

Grant Thornton 5km Run

CKT had two teams take part in this years GT5K Run, raising vital funds for The Simon Communities based in Cork & Dublin.

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Calcutta Run 2018

Calcutta Run 2018

CKT were delighted to take part in this years Calcutta Run, raising vital funds for The HOPE Foundation and S.H.A.R.E.

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Local Property Tax Changes

Local Property Tax Changes

Revenue has announced changes to the general clearance thresholds for Local Property Tax. The thresholds have increased with effect from 1st September 2017.

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Children First Act 2015

Children First Act 2015

Implementation of the Children First Act 2015 places a range of responsibilities on persons involved in any work or activity which consists mainly of persons having access to or contact with children.

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Mediation Act 2017

Mediation Act 2017

Mediation Act 2017 enacted by the President on 2nd of October 2017 placing obligations on solicitors at the commencement of proceedings.

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Child Law Update

Child Law Update

Guardian ad litem successful in joining four children to Judicial Review Proceedings of their own care order.

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New CKT Cork Office

New CKT Cork Office

Comyn Kelleher Tobin's Cork office has moved from 29 South Mall to 2 George's Quay. All other contact details remain the same.

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Periodic Payments Order Update

Periodic Payments Order Update

Government publishes heads of bill to provide for Periodic Payment Orders. The new Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill will allow Court to award index-linked annual payment to catastrophically injured.

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