Barry Lyons Solicitors

June 15, 2020

I wrote this article for the Law Society Gazette in February 2019, which sets out some of the "cleansing" properties of the examinership process for companies with inter shareholder issues compromising their trading performance.

It has been overtaken by two events; at...

June 10, 2020

As the traffic builds, car parking places fill, and (socially distanced) queues for lunch grow, it is apparent that day to day the real economy is returning to work. Other than the shutdown payment to workers furloughed or made redundant, the organs of the State are ab...

May 30, 2018

1.  General Impressions

Cyprus is a former British colony and shares many of the same traits as common law countries;

  • functioning civil service ,

  • very safe,

  • well educated,

  • good;

    • transport links,

    • water,

    • accommodation,

    • foo...

January 17, 2018

Providing treatment in other EU/EEA countries where that treatment is not available in Ireland is an obligation on the Irish State under 2011 EU Directive 24 called “The application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare”. It took until 2015 for the State to no...

October 25, 2017

The past ten years have been bleak for SME promoters looking for funding. We were all used to a glut of cheap credit being thrown around by banks like confetti at a wedding. Lending for SMEs evolved from the bank manager’s golf club friends and pillars of the community...

September 27, 2017

How many times have we seen it; the abject failure of the state and its institutions to see the blindingly obvious solutions to societal problems? The housing crises is the most obvious current one, where the state controls all the input levers, including land supply,...

September 24, 2017

In or about 2005, at meetings of the Alliance of Business Lawyers of which my firm was the Irish representative, I would describe the capital stack in SMEs here to my European colleagues. Invariably they were confused by the preponderance of bank debt in the capital st...

September 22, 2017

Farmers know about the potential threat caused by marital breakdown to traditional holdings. However, remarkably few will do anything about it to protect themselves and their livelihoods. In this piece I will look at the conventional position, the changes in the treatm...

September 22, 2017

With greater enforcement activity by frustrated lenders, the Government needs to make a choice between the interests of society generally, and those of certain financial institutions.

In his well-publicised report on the performance of the Insolvency Service of Ireland...

September 21, 2017

The press and airwaves have been inundated with complaints of exorbitant insurance premiums, which according to the insurance industry are principally caused by fraudsters bringing false claims. This is supported by a press and public relations campaign including daily...

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