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811, 2018

Proposed changes to the Fair Deal Scheme: Part 1 – Housing Stock

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme, also known as the “Fair Deal”, is operated by the HSE and provides financial support to people who need long-term nursing home care. In May of 2018, the Law Society made a pre-budget submission to the Department of Finance.

Under the heading ‘Freeing up Housing Stock’, the Law Society suggested […]

1910, 2018

Recent decision of the Irish Court of Appeal clarifies the law on adverse possession

The recent Irish Court of Appeal case Re: Patrick Hamilton v ACC Loan Management Limited, Declan Taite and John Coulston IECA 127 heard by Peart J., Hogan J. and Gilligan J, clarified the law on the area of adverse possession.  The judgement of Mr. Justice Michael Peart delivered on the 3rd of May 2018 […]

1210, 2018

O’Flynn Exhams advises on sale of former Ford Distribution Site

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Partner Aeibhin Cahalan, who works on the O’Flynn Exhams’ Real Estate team, recently acted on behalf of a Receiver on the sale by NAMA of the pivotal Cork Docklands Site, which sold for in excess of €15m.

The sale involved the transfer of the entire Docklands site to a sole Purchaser, with […]

1010, 2018

OFX celebrates launch of newly renovated offices

O’Flynn Exhams was delighted to welcome our clients, partners and friends to our newly renovated office on Thursday, October 4th. The substantial renovation, carried out together with the installation of new technologies to support modern interactive communication methods, has completely transformed the firm’s client-facing facilities.

Guests on the night were treated to canapés from the House Café, […]

510, 2018

O’Flynn Exhams completes substantial renovation of city centre offices

O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors (OFX) is delighted to announce completion of a major renovation project at its South Mall office. The project, which commenced in March of this year, is in response to double-digit revenue growth of over 25% at the firm over the past three years. OFX currently employs 47 people at its South Mall […]

510, 2018

Join the OFX team

Commercial Lawyer 3+ PQE

We are currently seeking to hire a lawyer to join our Commercial and Corporate Department. The successful candidates will report to the Head of Department and the position will involve a broad range of responsibilities. Ideal candidates with be at least 3 years’ qualified, with relevant experience in a recognised commercial law […]

709, 2018

Waiving Merger Commitments in Conditional Clearances – Competition Law Update

The purpose of merger review is to prevent mergers which would result in a substantial lessening of competition in the relevant market. Flexibility has been shown in the EU and in the Irish Merger Control regimes in conditionally clearing qualifying mergers subject to certain commitments from the parties. Merger conditions imposed by the European Commission […]

3008, 2018

Leases and lender consent – does awareness constitute consent?

It is settled law that a failure to obtain the bank’s consent to the creation of a lease over mortgaged property renders the lease voidable. A question which recently arose before the High Court, in the case of Stafford v McCourt & anor  IECH 726, was whether the bank’s awareness of a lease constituted consent to […]

908, 2018

What to do when your employee wants to work beyond retirement age


As an employer, you set out the retirement age for employees in your organisation. However, sometimes the occasion does arise when your employee may enquire if they can work beyond their contractual retirement age.

When this occurs, how do you as an employer respond?

In this article, Sarah Coughlan discusses your legal requirements and guidelines for the […]

1807, 2018

Cybersecurity company Forcepoint to create 100 jobs over the next three years in Cork

OFX were delighted to advise Forcepoint, a leading cybersecurity firm, on the lease of its new Cork City-based office located at One Albert Quay, a move which is set to create 100 jobs over the next three years in Cork. The company will concentrate on the cloud and endpoint cybersecurity technology space, creating the majority […]