At P.C.L. Halpenny & Son we provide a wide range of legal services to the business and private client. Having been in practice since 1929, our client profile comprises of many commercial businesses and corporate entities and a large quantity of first and second generation private clients. The majority of our work comes from existing clients with repeat or renewed business, or new clients being referred to us by word of mouth. We provide a hands-on personal service and all work is performed or supervised at Partner level. Areas of main focus include:-
Commercial contracts, business law and consultancy advice, contentious and non contentious commercial matters, tax, company law, buying and selling businesses and companies, company reorganisation and restructuring.
Acquisitions and Disposals of commercial property, land and buildings, landlord and tenant, granting and taking commercial leases, licences, dealing with break options, surrenders and tenant's statutory rights, advising on schedules of dilapidations, repairs and all types of commercial property disputes and litigation, stamp duty, capital gains tax and vat.
Buying and selling residential property for owner occupiers, buy to let, moving home, trading up or down, and first time buyers. Pre contract investigations, rights of ways and full conveyancing and property transaction service. Dealing with borrowers' lending institutions, completing purchases, mortgages and registration. First time registration, stamp duty, local property tax, compliance with planning permission and building regulations.
Advising on Wills, Estate planning, tax planning and preparation and execution of Wills. Advising elderly clients and preparing Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney. Practical and personal assistance and advice specifically tailored for each client's individual circumstances.
Proving Will of the deceased and extracting Grant of Probate. Preparing Inland Revenue Affidavit for Revenue Commissioners and complying with all requirements. Collecting in assets and administering estates and distributing assets to beneficiaries. Advising on and dealing with all gift or inheritance tax obligations. Probate actions, inheritance rights and entitlements and succession rights claims.
Handling High Court and Supreme Court Commercial Litigation, including commercial disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, breach of contract, property disputes, professional negligence claims, defamation, claims involving Public Bodies or State Agencies, injunctions, specific performance actions, insurance indemnity disputes, judicial review, mediation and arbitration.
Resolving commercial disputes without recourse to the High Court, including mediation, arbitration or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Personal Injury Claims arising from road traffic accidents, accidents/injuries at work, public liability and occupiers liability claims, medical clinical negligence claims and insurance defence work, fatal injury claims and infant claims, together with all work involving the Injuries Board (formerly Personal Injuries Assessment Board).
Debt collection for companies and businesses, including bringing debt recovery proceedings in the District Court, the Circuit Court or the High Court, serving proceedings and securing Judgment, seizing assets through the office the City or County Sheriffs, registration of Judgments , publication, Judgment Mortgages, Orders for Sale and Bankruptcy.
Providing contentions and non contentious advice and services to public bodies and State agencies, including commercial contracts, property transactions and litigation.
Advising and assisting both employers and employees in relation to Employment Law matters, including disciplinary proceedings, Employment Appeals Tribunal, unfair dismissal, redundancy and equality law.
*In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award of settlement.