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.

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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Pictured above
Aisling Glynn Solicitor, Ciara Comerford Solicitor,
Gearoid Williams Solicitor, Grace Mahoney Legal Executive
& Gina

Gina - The office dog

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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