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Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town

We were delighted to be invited to take part in the Enterprise Ireland Event hosted by the Bank of Ireland at the Secondary School in Kilrush on the 21st of September last.

It was wonderful to see over 80 local businesses taking part in the event and showcasing their businesses.  The message on the night was that we should appreciate the great businesses that are on our doorstep and encourage the people of West Clare to try and shop local when possible.

It was great to see so many people at the event and our receptionist Noreen got to capture her good friend Marty for a picture!

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Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

Following the signing into law of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015, Solicitors Gearoid Williams and Aisling Glynn completed a Law Society Certificate in Decision Making Capacity & Support.   The Act reforms Ireland’s capacity legislation which has been in place since the 19th century. It establishes a modern statutory framework to support decision-making by adults who may have difficulty in making decisions.  This recent Irish Times article provides a helpful update on this evolving area of practice.

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/we-must-help-vulnerable-people-to-make-the-best-decisions-1.3344031

 

For advice or to book an appointment, please contact Aisling Glynn or Gearoid Williams.  Alternatively, telephone us on 0659051009 or email us on info@mcmahonwilliams.ie

 


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Phone Lines

Our service providers have advised us that there is a major fault in the Kilrush area and engineers are currently working to repair same. Unfortunately as it is a major fault they cannot give us any indication as to when service will be restored.

In the meantime we have our lines diverted to a mobile number and endeavour to deal with your calls as quickly as possible so please bear with us.

We are contactable by email on info@mcmahonwilliams.ie


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Congratulations Luke!

McMahon & Williams Solicitors would like to congratulate Luke and his assistance dog Ike on their graduation from secondary school and for winning the Spirit Award.    Luke, who has cerebral palsy, has overcome many difficulties in his education.  His primary school refused him entry to school with his assistance dog and Luke missed out on most of his final year of primary school education.   Unfortunately, Luke and his family had to take legal action against the school.  McMahon & Williams Solicitors acted on behalf of Luke and his family in this disability discrimination case which was the first in Ireland that involved a child with an assistance dog in the school context.   Thankfully the successful outcome allowed Luke to continue his secondary education with his stability dog.  Luke’s stability dog is a highly trained mobility dog, to help him walk.   McMahon & Williams Solicitors were delighted to be part of Luke’s story and we hope the successful outcome will pave the way for other students with disabilities.  Read the full case here:

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/boy-17-awarded-5-500-over-discrimination-by-school-1.2765093

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For advice or to book an appointment, please contact Aisling Glynn or Gearoid Williams.  Alternatively, telephone us on 0659051009 or email us on info@mcmahonwilliams.ie

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.


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Disability Discrimination Case Settled Out of Court

McMahon & Williams represented an individual who was refused entry into a Bar & Restaurant in Dublin with her assistance dog.  The individual who is a wheelchair user relies on her assistance dog to assist with every-day tasks.  McMahon & Williams Solicitors proceeded with a claim under the Equal Status Acts on behalf of the individual.  Before the case came to hearing, a settlement was agreed in which the claimant was awarded damages as well as having their legal fees covered.   A donation from the award was made to the charity.  This follows the landmark case taken by McMahon & Williams Solicitors on behalf of a child with cerebral palsy who was excluded from school because of his assistance dog.  This was the first case in Ireland that used equality legislation for a child with an assistance dog.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/boy-17-awarded-5-500-over-discrimination-by-school-1.2765093

For advice or to book an appointment, please contact Aisling Glynn or Gearoid Williams.  Alternatively, telephone us on 0659051009 or email us on info@mcmahonwilliams.ie

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

 


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Bank of Ireland Kilrush Enterprise Town

McMahon & Williams Solicitors were delighted to take part in a fantastic event last Friday at Kilrush Community School; Kilrush Enterprise Town hosted by Bank of Ireland.  Over 100 businesses turned out to showcase all of what Kilrush has to offer.  Thanks to Minister Pat Breen and Gavin Duffy for stopping by!  Well done to everyone involved.

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Aisling Glynn Solicitor, Ciara Comerford Solicitor,
Gearoid Williams Solicitor, Grace Mahoney Legal Executive
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Bring Your Dog to Work Day!

Friday the 23rd of June last was ‘Bring Your Dog to Work Day’.  However, here in McMahon & Williams every day is bring your dog to work day.  Our colleague Aisling Glynn, Solicitor is pictured with her assistance dog Gina.

It’s difficult to believe that over a year has passed since Aisling first brought Gina to join us at McMahon & Williams.  Gina was specially trained by the charity, Dogs for the Disabled and helps Aisling with everyday tasks such as calling the lift, opening and closing doors and retrieving dropped items, to name but a few of her many talents!

It is an absolute pleasure having Gina in the office.  Her presence has a very calming effect and has lifted the spirits of staff and clients.  For more information click on the following link https://dogsfordisabled.ie/

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