The Road Ahead - What We’ve Learned from Working Through Covid, and What We’re Keeping!

It has been a trying time. A challenge for everyone but out of all the difficulty, some good things have come. We discovered new ways of working. Some of them we will continue to use to improve our service to Clients.

One of the main benefits is the option to reduce travel and the time required for in-person meetings. We have clients throughout Ireland and abroad. For these and for our Dublin based clients the switch to use of Zoom, greater email and phone interactions has worked really well.

While you are welcome to call more often if you wish, and there are times when in person meetings work better, at Thomas Barry & Company we have evolved our practices to minimise the number of in-office visits required. For example, most property sales or purchases now require one or, at most, two in-person meetings. The bulk of the work we can do remotely and conveniently on Zoom, over the phone or by email.

Probate and Wills

When someone dies a Grant of Probate or Administration is normally required to access and transfer assets. At Thomas Barry & Company we understand this can be a difficult time and that it is important to know you are in reliable, expert and trustworthy hands. Things to know or steps to take in the initial stage include:

  • While bank accounts etc are generally frozen when the account holder dies there is an exception allowing early payment of funeral expenses.

  • It is important to advise insurers when a property owner dies to make sure cover is continued.

  • Stop any pensions by contacting the Pension Service helpline on 0800 731 0469 for State pensions or the pension provider for other pensions.

  • If the deceased availed of the Fair Deal loan scheme the loan must be repaid within twelve months of the date of death.

For expert help on all aspects of Probate or if you wish to make or update a Will, Contact us today.

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What’s happening in Ireland’s Property Market?

Are property prices really heading into space? The property market continues to power ahead, with properties being snapped up very quickly. What we’re seeing as solicitors includes:

  • Extra time required to retrieve title documents from lenders, which can delay contract issue.

  • Time lags and frustration for clients in moving from loan approval in principle to final loan approval.

  • Increased mortgage switching.

Our business has returned to 2020 levels and more, with healthy growth across all sectors. Should you be considering a property purchase or sale, we’d love to hear from you. Check out our 5 * Google Reviews to see the kind of service we aim to offer.

Welcome Grainne Bennett

Thomas Barry are delighted to welcome on board Grainne Bennett to our Conveyancing and Wills & Probate team. Grainne graduated from UCD and was Associate Solicitor with Arthur Cox before joining us earlier this year.

Notary Services

A Notary Public is a type of lawyer, similar to, but not the same as, a solicitor, barrister or commissioner for oaths. Most Notary work deals with documents required for foreign use. Our principal, Thomas Barry, continues to provide an excellent and convenient Notary Service to businesses and the public. See a satisfied customer review below:

C B: Google Local Guide: 24 reviews, 45 photos

Mr. Barry is probably the best and most efficient notary I have ever met. He helped me out to get my document notarized in a record time. Best of the best in Dublin.

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Commercial and Business

As a business ourselves we understand and empathise with the trials and tribulations of other SME’s in what has been a difficult period. Among the areas in which we support our business clients are:

  • Acquisition, Merger, Sale & Purchase of Businesses

  • Business Reorganisation & Restructure

  • Business Set Up

  • Business Succession Planning

  • Commercial Agreements

  • Executive Self Care

  • Finance & Banking

  • Liquidation, Examinership & Receivership

  • Regulation & Compliance

Warm regards from the Thomas Barry team - Tom, Natasha, Grainne, Tersia, Edita, Maeve and Aisling.

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