Export And Immigration Law

Majella Walsh Solicitors are Export Law Solicitors who have extensive expertise in the areas of Export and Regulatory Law.

The last few years have seen a seismic shift in the European landscape. The United Kingdom voting to leave the EU in 2016 has meant that the area of Export Law is ever-changing minefield. Both Businesses and Individuals who would ordinarily trade with the UK are now faced with a new legal landscape as EU legislation is not applicable in the UK. Of particular importance for Businesses and Individuals would be a thorough review of contracts and contractual terms and conditions. A careful review by Export Solicitors Cork can assist and sometimes prevent costly delays to trade.

Consecutively, Ireland has seen an increased demand in applications for Irish Citizenship from persons who meet the qualifying criteria. Majella Walsh Solicitors are Immigration Law Solicitors who can advise on the Citizenship Process.

Majella Walsh Solicitors can be contacted on 021 4757477 or via email at info@majellawalshsolicitors.ie where Majella Walsh Solicitors would be happy to assist with any queries relating to export law and immigration law.

Workplace Accidents


If you have an accident while at work. If necessary, you should seek medical help from your local general practitioner (GP or family doctor) or from a hospital. You should report the accident to your employer.

You should report any work place accident that occurs. An employer has an obligation to report any work place accidents to the Health and Safety Authority when an employee is missing 3 consecutive days at work (not including the day of the accident).

Work place accident statistics for 2020

The Health and Safety Authority’s annual report for 2020 sets out the statistics for workplace accidents in Ireland.

There was a substantial decline in the number of non-fatal work place accidents reported to the Health and Safety Authority in comparison with 2019. This decline was likely due to the public health measures that were implemented in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The only sector which did not see a decrease was the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Sector.   Manual handling and falls were the most common with the back the most reported injury in 2020.  The most common working environment for non-fatal work-related incidents was industrial or maintenance areas for workers (25.5%) and shop or service areas for nonworkers (54.9%).

There were 53 work-related fatal incidents in 2020.  23 (43.4%) occurred in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing alone, while 15 (28.3%) occurred in Construction. More than half of all fatal incidents in 2020 occurred to self-employed people (28), with 12 fatalities occurring to employees and 13 to non-workers.  All but three of the 53 victims of fatal incidents were male. The three female victims were non-workers.

You can get advice on making a personal injury claim by contacting Majella Walsh Solicitors on 021 4757477 or via email info@majellawalshsolicitors.ie for a confidential chat.  Majella Walsh Solicitors are Personal Injury Solicitors in Cork who have extensive experience in Health and Safety Law and workplace accidents.

Top Tips for Property Purchasers

1.       Pick a location that you like.  Visit the area at different times and days to see what commuting will be like.  What schools are in the area?

2.       Talk to the local auctioneers.  You will see very quickly who is selling houses in the area you want to buy in.  Let the auctioneers know you are looking to purchase and leave your details with them if possible.

3.       Make sure you have your Mortgage Approval in Principle sorted.  This will tell you how much you have to spend on a property together with your deposit you have saved.

4.       If you are buying a new house currently being built, apply for your help to buy deposit now.  The application will stay current until the end of the year.

5.       You will need a solicitor to assist you with the purchase of the property.  Contact Majella Walsh Solicitors who have years of experience in dealing with property transactions for first time buyers, trader ups, resident and non-resident purchasers.  Contact Majella Walsh Solicitors for a confidential chat and a detailed quote.  Email info@majellawalshsolicitors.ie or tel. 021 – 4757477.

Claiming Material Damage from an Accident

What to do with your car when you have a road traffic accident

1.       Make sure that you are in a safe location before getting out of the vehicle.  If you can, do
not move the vehicles.

2.       Check if anyone involved in the accident requires medical attention.

3.       Document the material damage to the vehicles by taking photos.  Again, make sure you don’t
have to put yourself in danger to take the photos.

4.       Ensure that you provide and are provided with the details of the other vehicles involved in
the accident.  Insurance details are always important.

5.       Ensure your vehicle is safe to travel in before continuing on your journey.

6.       Get your vehicle assessed by a mechanic so that the full extent of the material damage to the
vehicle can be discovered.

Material Damage

Material damage caused to the vehicle in the course of an accident which was through no fault of your own will be recoverable in addition to a personal injury claim.  Any claim should include the diminished value of the vehicle as well as the actual damage to the vehicle.

Contact Majella Walsh Solicitors who are Personal Injury Solicitors in Cork.  Majella Walsh Solicitors have the expertise to guide you through the material damage, get you your diminished value for the vehicle and assist with all Personal Injury claims* associated with Road Traffic Accidents.

For a confidential, non – obligation chat, contact us on tel. 021 – 4757477 or email us on info@majellawalshsolicitors.ie.

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

This guide is provided for general information purposes only and does not form part of any legal advice.

Non Resident Vendors

Important things to have in place before you sell your property in Ireland

1.      If your property is currently rented out you will have to provide sufficient notice to your tenants.  Your solicitor will provide you with the necessary information required to ensure that you comply with all legislation in relation to residential tenancies.

2.      Your solicitor will need to be provided with your title deeds to allow them draft a contract for the sale.  This should be done before the property is put on the market to ensure the process is as quick as possible.

3.      You will also need to appoint an accountant who will need to assess your tax liability as you are a non-resident vendor.  A letter from the Revenue Commissioners confirming that there is no tax liability outstanding in relation to the property sale will be required by your solicitor before sale proceeds can be released.

Majella Walsh Solicitors have the expertise to assist you in the purchase or sale of your property.  We have bought and sold property in all areas of Ireland.  We have dealt with first time buyers, clients buying their second home, non-resident purchasers and non-resident vendors.  We pride ourselves on our clear communications and will assist you in every step of the transaction.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact Majella Walsh Solicitors on tel. 021-4757477 or email info@majellawalshsolicitors.ie who can provide you with expert advice on your property transaction.