Terms & Conditions of Use

The information contained in this website is general information only, based on the law in the Republic of Ireland ONLY.

Although care is taken to ensure that the information on the website is accurate and up to date, we do not accept any responsibility for mistakes or omissions. In particular, articles may be out of date. PILAR* enters into no express or implied conditions, warranties, terms or representations regarding the quality, accuracy, or completeness of the information. No part of the website's content constitutes, nor claims to be, a comprehensive review of the applicable law.

By using this website you agree that you have read this disclaimer and that you agree to the terms and conditions of operation contained within the disclaimer. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you are not authorised to use this website.

*PILAR is marketing platform operated by PILAR Legal Limited and which Company provides marketing services to Solicitor firms who are members of the PILAR network of law firms.    Throughout this website where the term PILAR appears it shall be taken to mean either PILAR Legal Limited or the Solicitors firm who are members of the network as appropriate.

By using this website and/or submitting an online enquiry form you are not entering into a legal contractual relationship with PILAR or any of the individual Solicitors firms within the PILAR network of Solicitor firms and no contract of retainer exists in law until such time as a retainer is formally accepted by a Solicitor of the PILAR Group and retainer contract evidenced in writing (by way of a letter of engagement issued from the individual Solicitor’s firm) and a client authority to act completed together with fulfilment of all other terms and conditions of retainer.

Solicitor firms that are members of the PILAR network operate wholly independent of each other as is clear from initial contracts of retainer and that contract of retainer shall not extend to any contractual relationship with any other Solicitor’s firm a member of the PILAR network unless expressly stated in the contract of retainer.

Reliance on Content

The information provided on this website is not intended to be legal advice and is for educational purposes only. Do not use this site to disregard any legal advice, nor to delay seeking legal advice or representation because of something you have read or seen on this site.  While all best endeavours are made to ensure that the information on the site is up to date and relevant no liability can be accepted for errors or omissions and information on the website is not intended as a comprehensive statement of the Law or Practice.  Likewise, as is the case with all legal materials the law can change quickly and any information on the website may be superseded by legislation and/or caselaw.  If advice on the law is required or needed professional legal advice should be sought immediately and without delay.

No Solicitor of a member of the PILAR Group shall be responsible for expiry dates before a Contract to Retain their Services has been entered into and accepted.   Legal advice should be sought at the earliest opportunity.

Before acting or relying in any way on information contained on the site, you should seek detailed specialist advice from a suitably qualified solicitor, based on your specific and individual personal circumstances.

Any reliance upon the information given on this site is at the user's own risk. Solicitors who are members of the PILAR Group exclude to the fullest extent lawfully permitted all liability for loss or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential arising from your accessing, failing to access, or reliance on information contained in this website, from delay or the failure to respond to an enquiry, or from any information or omission contained in this website.

While we have reviewed all the material on the website, we accept no responsibility for loss as stated above and shall not be liable for any typographical or other errors or omissions within the material contained in this website or its accurateness and completeness.

Professional Relationship

Use of this website is not intended to create a professional or business relationship. The content of pages on this website does not constitute legal or other professional advice.

No formal relationship between solicitor and client is created until instructions have been accepted by a written acknowledgement from a Solicitors firm a member of the PILAR network. To avoid any doubt, neither the submission nor confirmation of submission of an online claim screening form constitutes such an acknowledgement.

Website Service

Please note that although reasonable care is taken to ensure that the website and materials available from it are virus free, we cannot accept responsibility for any viruses you download.


This website contains links to other websites not operated or controlled by us. If you use these links, you will leave our website. These links are provided for convenience only and do not constitute any endorsement by PILAR. We do not have any control over the content of external internet sites which are linked to our site or which are linked from it, and cannot accept any responsibility for them.

Intellectual Property Rights

The intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, copyright and trademarks) in all material on our website (including, without limitation, text, online claim screening service, images and plans) are owned by PILAR Legal Limited unless otherwise stated. All rights are reserved.

Your use of this website is expressly limited to personal, non-commercial use. You may not reproduce any part of this site.

Change of Terms and Conditions

We may change this disclaimer at any time by updating this page, and therefore recommend you check this page from time to time to ensure you are referring to the current terms and conditions. Your continued use of our website, following the posting of any changes, indicates your acceptance of such changes. This disclaimer is effective from 18/01/2017.

Use of cookies 

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Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.

Use of Cookies on this website includes:

When you first visit this website, you will see a message informing you about cookies. If you click the 'Hide this message' button, a cookie will be set which records your preference.

Temporary storage of user preference when performing certain search functions. These are deleted immediately.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to help the web team analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on their servers.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can visit Google's privacy policy page.

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You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute personal data for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.

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