Artificial Intelligence Now a Practical Reality

By Ronan McGoldrick

“Our robot will see you now.” In December 2015 Leman Solicitors hosted the Future of Law event for 100 corporate counsel. We spoke about IBM’s Watson which is being used to build A.I. applications in several sectors, notably ROSS in law.…

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The Permanent TSB Redress Scheme

By Ronan McGoldrick

  On 30 July last Permanent TSB wrote to about 1,400 customers to tell them they were due compensation. The compensation is owed it said because of “…a failure which it made in connection with the management of certain mortgage…

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Loan Book Disposals and Acquisitions

By Ronan McGoldrick

How borrowers can protect themselves The concerns of many developers whose loans were sold by Irish banks to foreign funds are quickly becoming reality. Banks such as Ulster Bank, IBRC and Nama are nearing completion of their loan book disposal.…

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Can The Bank Take My Home?

By Ronan McGoldrick

With daily news coverage of the ongoing mortgage arrears crisis and of the Brian O’Donnell case, borrowers in arrears on mortgage payments are acutely aware that their lending bank may take their family home. It’s a real concern. The number…

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Director’s Duties – An Update

By Ronan McGoldrick

A recent decision of the High Court suggests that experienced directors will not be able to avoid culpability by relying on external legal advice. In a follow up to his previous article on a director’s fiduciary duty, Ronan McGoldrick examines…

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Directors’ and Officers’ Liability – The Fiduciary Duty

By Ronan McGoldrick

Directors’ duties, particularly for those appointed to regulated entities in the financial services sector are onerous and becoming more so. The duties are informed by legislation including the Companies Acts and various European Regulations, common law provided on foot of…

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How can I void my Personal Guarantee?

By Ronan McGoldrick

During the boom personal guarantees were given by numerous individuals to facilitate borrowing by corporate entities and dependent relatives. Now many of those guarantors are in difficulty and their personal guarantees are outstanding. They are trying to negotiate debt settlements…

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