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THE TRUTH ABOUT WHIPLASH

October 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on THE TRUTH ABOUT WHIPLASH

    At O’Shea Russell Solicitors we are familiar with all of the misconceptions about Whiplash Injury.  Indeed, those with vested interests such as Insurance Companies who would prefer to disregard the injury entirely.  This injury can often be perceived as exaggerated and as a means of recovering compensation to which a person is not […]

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WHIPLASH IS NO JOKE! We are Specialists in recovering Compensation.

September 09, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on WHIPLASH IS NO JOKE! We are Specialists in recovering Compensation.

    It has been our great pleasure to help people for over 30 years during which time we have come to understand the true traumatic effect of a personal injury on a person and his/her needs.  We also appreciate the myriad of forces that are at play following an accident.   We represent those who […]

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IN YOUR CORNER WHEN YOU NEED REPRESENTATION

July 13, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on IN YOUR CORNER WHEN YOU NEED REPRESENTATION

Personal Injury Claims PIAB Applications Workplace Injuries Court Appearances Divorce Separation Medical Negligence Unfair Dismissal CONTACT: Mary R. O’Shea O’Shea Russell Solicitors Tel:  059 9724106 Email: nicholas@oshearussell.ie www.oshearussell.ie

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THE DOCTOR’S DUTY TO INFORM

July 13, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on THE DOCTOR’S DUTY TO INFORM

  A recent Decision of the UK High Court is particularly interesting in that it helps to clarify the obligations of a Doctor to inform a Patient of the extent of his illness. In the case of Gallardo v Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust the claimant, a Spanish man aged 46, had a gastric ulcer […]

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HAD A ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT OR WORK INJURY?

June 14, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on HAD A ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT OR WORK INJURY?

We are here to help you.  Our dedicated Personal Injuries Services will help you negotiate the ‘dangerous waters’ of Personal Injury Litigation. To help get your thoughts together, why not download the FREE CHECKLIST from our Homepage.   CONTACT: Mary R. O’Shea O’Shea Russell Solicitors Tel:  059 9724106 Email: nicholas@oshearussell.ie www.oshearussell.ie      

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DO I NEED A PERSONAL INJURY SOLICITOR ?

June 06, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on DO I NEED A PERSONAL INJURY SOLICITOR ?

If you wish to have your Personal Injury Claim processed by a dedicated Professional with years of experience of the challenges, pitfalls and processes around a Personal Injury Claim, the answer to this question is a resounding yes!  It is important to recall that the only Professional in your corner in your Personal Injury Claim […]

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MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE. THE DEBACLE CONTINUES.

May 15, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE. THE DEBACLE CONTINUES.

In a March edition of the New York Times there is a discussion about a new piece of Legislation being introduced in the USA (Affordable Care Act) which, among other things, looks at the issue of improving patient safety.    Regrettably, in America, each year, tens of thousands of people die and hundreds of thousands are […]

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TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK!

May 01, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK!

THE IMPORTANCE OF BRINGING YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM ON TIME Access our FREE CHECKLIST on www.oshearussell.ie The Statute of Limitations for personal injury Claims in Ireland is the time limit within which an injured party can issue proceedings according to the Courts and Civil Liability Act 2004.  In the majority of circumstances, a potential claimant […]

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PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IS NOT DIY: 8 COMMON MISTAKES

March 30, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IS NOT DIY: 8 COMMON MISTAKES

Don’t be fooled into thinking by Insurance Companies or, indeed, by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board that you are best served in conducting your own Personal Injury Claim as a DIY Project. Instead, it is essential that you contact your Solicitor as soon as can be after an accident.   Your Solicitor will have a wealth […]

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DON’T FEEL LEGALLY “AT SEA”! Visit www.oshearussell.ie for useful Checklists.

March 01, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Bidding at Auction,buying a house,Buying a Site,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on DON’T FEEL LEGALLY “AT SEA”! Visit www.oshearussell.ie for useful Checklists.

House Buying Checklist Selling your House Preparing to Make a Will Road Accident Glovebox Companion Workplace Accidents: Do’s and Dont’s Medical Negligence Checklist Divorce/Separation Conduct your own Personal Legal Health Check. INFORMATION IS POWER! nicholas@oshearussell.ie O’Shea Russell Solicitors Main Street, Graignamanagh, County Kilkenny Tel: 059 9724106 E-Mail: nicholas@oshearussell.ie

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CLAIMING COMPENSATION FOR BACK INJURIES

February 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on CLAIMING COMPENSATION FOR BACK INJURIES

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. There are many significant and compensatable injuries that can occur in the workplace, while on the road or going about daily living.   One of the most complex and frustrating […]

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COMPENSATION CULTURE OR NEGLIGENCE CULTURE?

January 22, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on COMPENSATION CULTURE OR NEGLIGENCE CULTURE?

Insurance Companies supported by certain Businesses and Media Interests have, for years, being promoting the message that Ireland is in the throes of a Compensation Culture.   It has now reached the stage where the latter would like the Public to believe that this is an irrefutable truth and that the ills of high Insurance Premiums […]

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CAN YOUR BACK GARDEN BE A WORKPLACE?

January 22, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on CAN YOUR BACK GARDEN BE A WORKPLACE?

HOUSE OWNER SUED BECAUSE WORKMAN FALLS IN BACK GARDEN From a Legal perspective an interesting case came before the High Court in December which is not only academically interesting but alerts house owners to be aware of potential liability for an injury on their property. The case concerned a Polish gentleman who was working for […]

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THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE

September 17, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims   |   Comments Off on THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices.   Nobody supports fraudulent or exaggerated Personal Injury Compensation Claims.   A Solicitor’s job is to get a deserving Injured Party the full Compensation to which that person is entitled […]

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COULD YOUR DOG COST YOU €230,000?

September 13, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on COULD YOUR DOG COST YOU €230,000?

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices.   I’m a dog lover, always have been.   But, with ownership comes responsibility and recognition.     The relationship you have with your dog is unique as is your dogs response […]

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RUPTURED APPENDIX and MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE?

August 09, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on RUPTURED APPENDIX and MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE?

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices.  At first sight this it may seem evident that a ruptured appendix occurring while a person is under Medical Care must amount to Medical Negligence but the position may […]

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HIT BY UNINSURED DRIVER !

August 09, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on HIT BY UNINSURED DRIVER !

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. Can I get Compensation if hit by an uninsured or hit and run driver ? In a word the answer is “yes”. In 2009 the Motor Insurers Bureau of […]

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INTRODUCING O’SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS NEW FREE ADVICE FRIDAYS

June 29, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,buying a house,Buying a Site,Compensation Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on INTRODUCING O’SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS NEW FREE ADVICE FRIDAYS

Introducing O’Shea Russell Solicitors new FREE ADVICE FRIDAYS. Need some preliminary Advice on your Property Transaction, Accident Claim or any other Legal Matter? E-mail your Question IN CONFIDENCE to nicholas@oshearussell.ie on a Friday and you will have your FREE ADVICE within 24 hours. Contact us any time via Facebook    or via our website www.oshearussell.ie

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IT’S BEYOND ME RON ! YOU NEED O SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS

June 20, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Employment Law,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on IT’S BEYOND ME RON ! YOU NEED O SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS

  Dedicated Personal Injuries Service. CONTACT: O’ SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS www.oshearussell.ie nicholas@oshearussell.ie                                                TEL : 059 9724106/9724642

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WE’RE HEADING TO O’SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS !

June 14, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on WE’RE HEADING TO O’SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS !

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices.   Specialist Personal Injuries Service:- Road Traffic Accidents Workplace Accidents Slip and Fall Medical Negligence Contact: O’Shea Russell Solicitors, Main Street, Graignamanagh, County Kilkenny Tel: 059 9724106 E-Mail: nicholas@oshearussell.ie […]

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DENY, DELAY, DEFEND ….the tactics of some Insurance Companies.

May 31, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on DENY, DELAY, DEFEND ….the tactics of some Insurance Companies.

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices.     I make no secret of the fact that I don’t like Insurance Companies.   I am sure that the feeling is mutual; but that’s okay.   Insurers and Solicitors […]

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REASONS WHY PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IS NOT FOR THE DIY ENTHUSIAST!

May 17, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on REASONS WHY PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IS NOT FOR THE DIY ENTHUSIAST!

  Don’t be fooled into thinking by Insurance Companies or, indeed, by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board that you are best served in conducting your own Personal Injury Claim as a DIY Project. Instead, it is essential that you contact your Solicitor as soon as can be after an accident.   Your Solicitor will have a […]

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TRUE OR FALSE?

May 16, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Insurance,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on TRUE OR FALSE?

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices.   “There is no problem driving on Prescription Medication”. This is currently an issue that is of concern to a great number of people as a result of the […]

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REASONS WHY PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IS NOT FOR THE DIY ENTHUSIAST!

May 16, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Insurance,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on REASONS WHY PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IS NOT FOR THE DIY ENTHUSIAST!

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices.  Don’t be fooled into thinking by Insurance Companies or, indeed, by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board that you are best served in conducting your own Personal Injury Claim as […]

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CAN YOU BE COMPENSATED FOR LOSING YOUR BOYFRIEND?

April 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on CAN YOU BE COMPENSATED FOR LOSING YOUR BOYFRIEND?

An interesting question to which the answer is: “It depends”! This is a question that the High Court had to consider recently in a case brought by Ms. D against Dunnes Stores. The background to the claim was that the Claimant was cleaning the sliding glass door on a Deli Unit having removed it from […]

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BEING SAFE IN THE WORKPLACE

April 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Employment Law,Legal News   |   Comments Off on BEING SAFE IN THE WORKPLACE

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices.  Health and Safety Legislation places obligations on both Employers and Employees in relation to workplace safety.   Regrettably, shortcomings around vigilance sees numerous injuries still occur where they might well […]

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CHECKLISTS MAKE LEGAL TRANSACTIONS EASIER

March 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,buying a house,Employment Law,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on CHECKLISTS MAKE LEGAL TRANSACTIONS EASIER

At O’Shea Russell Solicitors we are delighted to have added the following FREE CHECKLISTS as simple Downloads on our Homepage (www.oshearussell.ie):- House Buying Checklist Checklist if thinking of Selling your House Instructions for my Will Glovebox Companion: Capture relevant information in the event of an Accident. Dos and Don’ts if you have a Workplace Accident. […]

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WORKPLACE SAFETY: WATCH FOR THOSE LOOSE CABLES

March 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on WORKPLACE SAFETY: WATCH FOR THOSE LOOSE CABLES

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. Many Personal Injury Claims are based on incidences of Trip and Fall.   Loose cables are one of the principal hazards. An Award of €94,000 was made recently to a […]

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BUS -V- CYCLIST! WHO WINS?

March 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on BUS -V- CYCLIST! WHO WINS?

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. If you are a regular Listener to Newstalk and to George Hook, in particular, you will now be used to regular rants directed at both City Buses and Cyclists!  […]

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WHEN GRAFFITI COST AN EMPLOYER €12,500!

March 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Employment Law,Legal News   |   Comments Off on WHEN GRAFFITI COST AN EMPLOYER €12,500!

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. Defamation is the word that covers the utterance or writing of an untrue derogatory Statement that will lead to those hearing or reading having a diminished opinion of the […]

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ASTROTURF SOCCER: FINGER INJURY

February 22, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on ASTROTURF SOCCER: FINGER INJURY

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices.   Astroturf Pitches have become a common sight around the Country and are a marvellous facility.    However, a recent High Court Case is a cautionary tale for those responsible for […]

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MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE WATCH – FAILURE TO DO THE RIGHT TEST AGAIN

February 22, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE WATCH – FAILURE TO DO THE RIGHT TEST AGAIN

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices.  For those of us dealing with Medical Negligence Claims, we regularly encounter situations of negligence that are simply down to failure to do the appropriate test at the right […]

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HAD AN ACCIDENT?

January 24, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on HAD AN ACCIDENT?

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. Visit our Website www.oshearussell.ie for lots of helpful advice and, in the meantime, remember the following 7 pointers:- Independent Legal Advice will ensure that you are fully informed.   Your […]

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CAREFUL ON THAT LADDER !

March 27, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on CAREFUL ON THAT LADDER !

This week the issue of potential injury surrounding the use of ladders was highlighted in two separate newspaper reports. The first report related to a fall from a ladder which resulted in a life-changing injury.   The Claimant had sued his employer as a result of his fall which occurred during the course of his […]

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POTHOLES ON PUBLIC ROADS

February 28, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims   |   Comments Off on POTHOLES ON PUBLIC ROADS

They say that “its an ill wind  that blows no good”. This  can be attested to by a Tyre Sales Business in Sligo which  earned €12,000 in a matter of days from motorists whose tyres had been burst by a local pothole. So, can these motorists claim for the cost incurred from Sligo County Council.? […]

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PERSONAL INJURIES ASSESSMENT BOARD…Are there still pitfalls for the unwary?

June 03, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims   |   Comments Off on PERSONAL INJURIES ASSESSMENT BOARD…Are there still pitfalls for the unwary?

 When the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) was first established following strong lobbying by the Insurance Industry, I wrote a critical piece reflecting concerns that the Insurance Industry was attempting to move Injured Parties away from a system where those individuals had full legal protection to a mechanism where they were encouraged to do DIY […]

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DO’S AND DON’Ts IF INJURED IN THE WORKPLACE

April 28, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims   |   Comments Off on DO’S AND DON’Ts IF INJURED IN THE WORKPLACE

 DO’S Report the incident to your supervisor Fill out the workplace Accident Report Form Identify potential witnesses Keep your own notes from the outset Go to your own doctor If are out of work, ensure that you comply with your Employer’s Sickness & Absence Policy Check your Employer’s Sick Pay Scheme and adhere to any […]

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CAN THERE BE A LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS OF AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR ?

February 19, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on CAN THERE BE A LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS OF AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR ?

  The UK Supreme Court in the case of  Woodland-v- Essex County Council has  recently handed down a decision that could fundamentally change the Law as it relates to Independent Contractors. Will this  Decision be mirrored in future decisions in the Irish Courts ? The case arose out of a tragedy at a swimming lesson […]

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TEN REASONS TO TAKE YOUR SOLICITOR’S ADVICES FIRST AFTER AN ACCIDENT

January 04, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims   |   Comments Off on TEN REASONS TO TAKE YOUR SOLICITOR’S ADVICES FIRST AFTER AN ACCIDENT

 1. Your Solicitor will provide you with independent and professional advice and guidance based on decades of experience in many cases. 2. There can be a considerable amount of paperwork and process surrounding a Claim. It comes as second nature to your Solicitor to          deal with these complexities. Your Solicitor will […]

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