Barry Lyons Solicitors

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...

September 15, 2017

As so-called “vulture” funds put the squeeze on SME borrowers to dispose of assets to liquidate their portfolios, we need to be reminded that the funds are set up to operate exclusively for the benefit of their shareholders and not borrowers, and often expect to recove...

September 15, 2017

The decisions of Mr Justice Clarke in In re Tony Gray & Sons Limited (“Tony Gray”)[1], and Ms Justice Finlay Geoghegan in In re Eylewood Limited and In re Woodman Inns Limited (“Eylewood and Woodman”)[2] spell out the entitlements of company promoters in companies in e...

September 15, 2017

While further amendment of the provisions of the Companies (Amendment) Act 2013 (“the Act”) would provide greater clarity for all stakeholders in the process, once the changes that were introduced in 2013 and enacted in 2014 filter further into the vernacular of how bu...

September 15, 2017

The Help to Buy (HTB) incentive is designed to assist first-time buyers with obtaining the deposit required to purchase or self-build a new house or apartment to live in as their home. The incentive provides for a refund of income tax and DIRT paid over the previous fo...

September 15, 2017

The remarkable decision in the case reported in this recent newspaper article;

highlights the importance of the proper processes and procedures dealin...

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