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Posted in General Updates on 14 March 2018
At Cantillons our ethos is that we set legal precedents rather than just following them.  It is perhaps easy to compose these marketing phrases but what is the proof?  What legal precedents have been set by Cantillons?  Cantillons Solicitors have been involved in a number of key le...
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Posted in General Updates on 17 January 2018
The blogging world in Ireland has been turned on its head since the beginning of 2018, as the credibility and social responsibility of those in the business has been called into question. The buzz term “influencer” which may be foreign to some, has in the past number of years proved to b...
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Posted in General Updates on 03 January 2018
Tracker Mortgages which are featuring in the media in recent weeks, are a type of mortgage whereby the interest rate charged by the bank for the mortgage follows or ‘tracks’ another interest rate on the market, such as the European Central Bank’s interest rate. At the time of th...
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Posted in General Updates on 07 December 2017
Cantillons Solicitors are delighted to add our support to the most deserving SVP Food Appeal. It is our pleasure to be a part of this very special local community. ...
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Posted in General Legal Tips on 09 August 2017
It is without a doubt that Brexit will have many implications on Ireland. Trading agreement issues, immigration limits, and economic consequences are among the topics of discussion of late.  Of course these issues are among a multitude of other repercussions. What, however, are the potenti...
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Posted in New Legal Developments on 17 August 2016
Recently we saw the welcome and long awaited announcement by Richard Bruton the Minister for Education of a formal process to make complaints about the conduct of teachers. This comes about over a decade after the Legislation was first signed in to Law.   Parents, students or other teach...
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Posted in General Updates on 20 July 2016
Notwithstanding Minister Richard Bruton’s approval of the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2015 last Wednesday July 6th, 2016, all the indicators are that it has not been welcomed with open arms. It had been hoped that the Bill would target the 20% of schools that are oversubscribed an...
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Posted in General Updates on 15 July 2016
There has been recent commentary welcoming some recent decisions of the Court of Appeal.   These decisions cut the quantum of general damages in what are termed moderate soft tissue injuries involving neck and back (in the main). Undoubtedly, the Insurance Industry welcomes these decisions. T...
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Posted in General Updates on 26 November 2015
Karen Kearney joined a stellar line up of expert presenters to address the Irish Law Medical Conference on the 26th November 2015, at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. This full day Conference was designed to update healthcare related professionals (including, doctors, nurses, d...
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Posted in General Updates on 01 October 2015
The figures are now out for Ireland and Cantillons Solicitors have been inundated with queries from concerned car-owners. Volkswagen Group Ireland has now announced that some 79,348 vehicles in Ireland will be recalled and affected customers will be contacted in the “near future” to corr...
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Posted in General Updates on 11 September 2015
On 12th of September 2015, Ernest Cantillon was honoured to be asked to deliver a lecture to the Annual Conference of the Coroners Society of Ireland. Ernest spoke about issues that arise when representing next of kin at Inquests in cases of suspected medical misadventure. ...
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Posted in General Updates on 04 April 2015
We at Cantillons Solicitors were delighted to be in a position to donate over 60 Easter Eggs to Edel House and Cuanlee. Both of these homes provide much needed assistance to mothers and children in need. Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 -4275673 or info@cantillons.com if you ...
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Posted in General Updates on 29 January 2015
Cantillons Solicitors realise that farm safety is a priority. Farming life brings with it risks and responsibilities. See recent Blog on Farm Safety. http://www.cantillons.com/blog/item/FARMING:-RISKS-AND-RESPONSIBILITIES-/55  The Farmer’s Journal also recently published an info- gr...
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Posted in General Updates on 27 January 2015
On the 27th January 2015, Ernest Cantillon was invited to represent the Law Society before the Oireachtas Committee on Health & Children. The Committee had invited representatives of the Law Society to attend and Ernest Cantillon was asked to address the Committee on behalf of the Society. ...
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Posted in General Updates on 11 December 2014
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Posted in General Updates on 06 December 2014
Congratulations to Louise O'Keeffe on her People of the Year Award  for her years of legal battles to get the State to accept responsibility for the abuse she suffered in a Co. Cork primary school in 1973. The People of the Year Awards, which are organised by Rehab, were held at City West H...
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Posted in General Updates on 20 November 2014
We at Cantillons Solicitors would be delighted if you would join us for some festive treats at the SugarCube on 11th December 2014, from 4:30-6pm in aid of Suicide Aware.  There will be mulled wine and mince pies and everything festive to help us raise money for this very worthy Cork based char...
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Posted in General Updates on 20 November 2014
Please clink on the below click to view the RTE News piece on Louise O' Keeffe's meeting with the Taoiseach, the Minister for Education and the Minister for Children on the 20th November 2014 http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/1120/661030-louise-o-keeffe/ Contact us at Cantillons Solicit...
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Posted in General Updates on 20 October 2014
Ernest J. Cantillon Solicitors are delighted to be a Finalist in the Best Digital Marketing by Corporate category at the inaugural Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2014.The awards are organised by the Cork Chamber Business School in association with the Cork Chamber of Commerce. The Award ceremony will...
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Posted in General Updates on 08 October 2014
Ernest J. Cantillon addressed the AvMA(Action against Medical Accidents) and MIA (Medical Injuries Alliance) conference on “Medico-Legal Issues in Obstetric and Neonatal Care”.  Mr. Cantillon spoke on the topic of “Funding a Birth Injury Case – the challenges for Acces...
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Posted in General Updates on 02 September 2014
As we know there is no challenge too great or too small for all of us here at Cantillons Solicitors. Last Thursday – despite the torrential rain – we decided we weren’t wet enough and that was the day to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge, having been nominated by Mags O’Sh...
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Posted in General Updates on 20 March 2014
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Posted in General Updates on 01 March 2014
Cantillons Solicitors took part in the Cork “Over 50’s Show” at City Hall on the 1st and 2nd March 2014. The event, organised by Senior Times, was fantastic and a great time was had by all! ...
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Posted in General Updates on 30 January 2014
I have only had a limited opportunity to talk to Louise but I understand that An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has issued an apology to Louise O’Keeffe for what happened to her in Dunderrow National School. Louise is grateful to An Taoiseach for his courtesy and decency and the speed with which he...
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Posted in General Updates on 10 December 2013
Team EJC dusted off their running gear and took part in “Run of the Dark” in Cork City on Wednesday, 13th November 2013 in aid of the Mark Pollock Trust. Thousands of people participated across 5 cities, Cork, Dublin, Belfast, London and Manchester to raise funds for this worthwhile cause, which w...
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Posted in General Updates on 10 December 2013
On the 30th November the various Teams at Cantillons Solicitors let off some steam by (attempting) the challenge of “doing the 12 pubs” of Christmas.   In a pressurised work environment, it is important that Team members get to let off steam.  Some managed to let...
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Posted in General Updates on 15 November 2013
Karen Bohane, Solicitor of the Medical Negligence team at Cantillons Solicitors was invited to present a lecture to the Law Society in Cork.  Karen presented a paper entitled “Litigation Update: Has the tide turned too far against Plaintiffs?” at the Law Society Skillnet Essential S...
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Posted in General Updates on 08 November 2013
Ernest Cantillon was asked by the Faculty of Law at UCC to address this conference.  The Conference, which was chaired by Ms. Justice Mary Irvine, considered the role of the State, and its current policy on adverse events in healthcare.  Ernest Cantillon suggested that a more candid ap...
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Posted in General Updates on 04 November 2013
A joint international conference organised by the Medical Injuries Alliance and UK charity AvMA took place in Dublin entitled “Patients’ Rights, Access to Justice and the Case for Candour”. The Conference was addressed by Supreme Court Judge Mr. Justice Liam McKechnie; Dr. Timothy ...
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Posted in General Updates on 08 October 2013
Ernest Cantillon was invited by the Law Society to deliver a litigation lecture to Solicitors at the Law Society’s premises in Blackhall Place, Dublin.  Ernest Cantillon presented a lecture entitled “Anti-Plaintiff provisions in legislation and proposed legislation.  Medical Negligence Tre...
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Posted in General Updates on 15 July 2013
In July 2013, Cantillons Solicitors sponsored €3,000 to the Surf2Heal Project in order to enable expansion and development of this amazing service enabling children with autism to surf.    In her letter of thanks, Jane Coleman, Secretary of Surf2Heal stated as follows:- &nbs...
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Posted in General Updates on 16 May 2012
Ernest Cantillon was aksed to address a Conference hosted by AvMA in Dublin at the Radisson Blue Hotel on the 17th May last.  Mr. Cantillon delivered a lecture on access to the Courts and costings in medical negligence cases....
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Posted in General Updates on 31 March 2010
In April 2010, Susie Elliott Solicitor addressed more than 100 delegates at a Conference organised by the charity Actions against Medical Accidents (AVMA) which campaigns for patient justice and safety.  This Conference was concerned with our ongoing campaign for openness and honesty on the par...
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Posted in General Updates on 11 February 2010
On the 11th February 2010, at Jurys Hotel, Cork, Ernest Cantillon outlined the various ways in which Solicitors can get into trouble and how they should avoid trouble and how they should get themselves out of trouble!...
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