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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Claim settled out of court following bullying and harassment

McMahon & Williams represented an individual who suffered severe stress as a result of bullying and harassment in the workplace. This individual was the victim of a campaign of bullying and harassment that led to serious psychological injuries.

A claim for personal injuries was brought to the High Court by McMahon & Williams Solicitors resulting in a substantial award of damages.  The claim was settled outside of court.

 

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.

Claim settled out of court following road traffic accident

 

McMahon & Williams represented a lady who suffered serious injuries to her back and neck as a result of being rear ended in a road traffic accident two years ago.  McMahon & Williams successfully achieved a substantial settlement for this lady in March 2017, without the need to go to court.

 

For advice or to book an appointment, please contact Aisling Glynn.  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.

Happy New Year

We at McMahon & Williams Solicitors would like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients a very prosperous and Happy New Year.

Presentation to RNLI

McMahon & Williams Solicitors recently took part in ‘Best Will Week’.  The proceeds of this were donated to a very worthy organisation, Kilrush RNLI.

Two of our Solicitors, Sinead Kenny and Ciara Comerford present a cheque for €500 to Pauline Dunleavy and Therese Young of Kilrush RNLI.

www.bestwill.ie

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Personal Injuries – New Book of Quantum Published by Injuries Board

In October 2016 The Injuries Board published a revised Book of Quantum which can be found here:

 

The Book of Quantum is a general guide as to the amounts that may be awarded for personal injury claims.  It acts as a guide in respect of specified types of injuries.  If you require any further information in relation to the Book of Quantum or personal injuries matters, please contact either Aisling Glynn or Sinead Kenny of this office.

Best Will Week 2016: Monday 31st October to Sunday 6th November 2016

McMahon & Williams are delighted to take part in Best Will Week 2016.  70% of Irish adults have not made a Will.  Making a Will gives you an opportunity to ensure that proper arrangements can be made for your family and gives you an opportunity to distribute your property in a way that you wish.  During Best Will Week, MyLegacy.ie aim to encourage Irish people to make a Will and to support a charity through doing so.  Contact us during Best Will Week to make an appointment for a Will consultation.  This year McMahon & Williams Solicitors have decided to donate the proceeds to Kilrush RNLI.

To make an appointment to create or review your Will please contact us by phone or by email:
McMahon & Williams Solicitors
Toler Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare
Phone No: 065 9051009
Email: info@mcmahonwilliams.ie
Further information: www.mylegacy.ie & www.bestwill.ie

Clare Ladies Football

McMahon & Williams Solicitors wish the very best of luck to Clare Ladies Gaelic Football team in the final against Kildare at Croke Park Sunday 25th September.

Gearoid Williams and Aisling Glynn complete Certificate in Decision-Making Capacity & Support 2016

Solicitors Gearoid Williams and Aisling Glynn have successfully completed the Certificate in Decision-Making Capacity & Supported as organised by the Law Society of Ireland.
This Certificate was introduced for practitioners following the signing into law of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. The Act 2015 marks a significant development in recognising the legal rights of all persons regardless of disability and deals with the provision of adequate supports to assist people whose decision-making capacity is in question or may shortly be in question.
Overview:
– Presumption of decision making capacity unless the contrary is shown.
– Decision making supports.
– Abolition of Wards of Court system and the replacement of that system with the Office of the Public Guardian.
– New regime regarding Enduring Powers of Attorney, including provision for healthcare decisions.
– Provision of framework for Advance Healthcare Directives.
– Dealing with elderly and vulnerable clients

Aisling Glynn Solicitor of McMahon & Williams Solicitors secures landmark decision in discrimination case

The Workplace Relations Commission has awarded Luke Kelly, 17 year old from Co. Meath damages after his former primary school discriminated against him on disability grounds by refusing to allow him bring his assistance dog to school when he was a sixth class pupil. In the ruling, which was the first of its kind involving an assistance dog in a school, the Commission ordered the school to redraft its policies and to report to the Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission (IHREC). Aisling appeared on TV3 news to discuss the case.

https://www.facebook.com/IrishDogsForDisabled/videos/10154521302577094/

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