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  • 14/05/2024 0 Comments
    Power of Attorney: Some of Your Questions Answered

    Power of attorney is an oft-discussed legal document that may become necessary to draw up at some point in a person's life. As providers of a bespoke preparation and notarisation service for power of attorney documents, we often get asked questions on this legal term. 

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  • 08/12/2023 0 Comments
    Notary Public in Dublin: Facilitating Official Documentation and Legalisation

    Are you unsure about the role of a Notary Public in Dublin? Our team at Hugh McGroddy Notary has got you covered with all of the information you need to know about how a Notary Public in Dublin can help facilitate official documentation and legalisation.

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  • 17/10/2023 0 Comments
    Streamlining Global Recognition: Our Guide to Apostilles

    Embarking on legal processes that transcend borders can be a daunting task, but fear not, for we at Hugh McGroddy Solicitors are here to guide you through the intricate world of apostilles.

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  • 10/10/2023 0 Comments
    Understanding Affidavits in Ireland with Hugh McGroddy

    Embarking on legal processes can be a complex journey, and having the right guidance is crucial.

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  • 01/08/2023 0 Comments
    Becoming a Commissioner of Oaths in Dublin: A Journey

    Today, we'll be diving into the world of Commissioners of Oaths in Dublin, exploring the essential role they play in legal documentation and the responsibilities they uphold.

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  • 23/06/2023 0 Comments
    Better Plan Your Future: Explaining the Power of Attorney

    The power of attorney is a powerful legal tool that empowers individuals to plan for the future, protect their interests, and ensure the seamless management of their affairs.

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  • 10/03/2022 0 Comments
    Notary Public: A History

    As an office, a notary public is probably one of the oldest that is still currently in existence. It’s probably not an exaggeration to state that for as long as civilisation has had written contracts, there would have been a public notary in one form or the other.

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  • 22/01/2021 0 Comments
    Learn More About Hugh McGroddy, Dublin Notary

    Hugh McGroddy is a Dublin based Public Notary. Admitted as a Solicitor in 19898, Hugh is joint managing partner of McGroddy Brennan Solicitors. He was formerly a partner in Binchys and Maples and Calder Solicitors where he was head of the property department.

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  • 04/09/2020 0 Comments
    The Difference between General & Enduring Power of Attorney

    You have probably heard of the term Power of Attorney before, and you may even have a small understanding of what they do. You may know that your Attorney can make decisions for you and to act on your behalf. But did you know that there are two types of Attorney, and there are some major differences between their roles and abilities.

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  • 03/07/2020 0 Comments
    Commissioner for Oaths Explained

    A Commissioner for Oaths is an authorised individual who can verify affidavits and statutory declarations for court proceedings and other legal documents. While not all are solicitors, every solicitor holding a current practising certificate is entitled to administer oaths under the title of a Commissioner for Oaths. 

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  • 10/01/2020 0 Comments
    What is an Apostille used for?

    One of the main duties of a Notary Public is to authenticate documents. However, if you wish to have Irish company documents used oversees additional measure may need to be taken to ensure authenticity. In certain cases you will need to apply for an Apostille.

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  • 15/11/2019 0 Comments
    When You’ll Need to Use a Notary

    A notary public is a public officer who serves the public in non-contentious matters and authenticates legal documents. The main purpose of a notary public is to prevent fraud by witnessing the signing of documents and verifying their authority. There are many situations when a notary's services will be required.

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  • 18/10/2019 0 Comments
    3 Common Misconceptions about a Power of Attorney

    A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that gives another person or persons, the authority to make decisions for you if you are unable to do so through illness or absenteeism. The person you select to make these decisions on your behalf is called the "attorney" and you are referred to as the "donor". 

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  • 11/10/2019 0 Comments
    A Very Brief Summary of Affidavits

    An affidavit is a sworn, written statement from a witness in a case. The legal document sets out the facts of the case and tells the court that the information contained in the affidavit is 100% true and factual. In other words, an affidavit is the written version of a sworn testimonial. An affidavit may be given on any court petition, motion or evidence. 

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  • 20/09/2019 0 Comments
    What Exactly is a Commissioner for Oaths?

    Most people are unaware of the functions and duties of a Commissioner for Oaths, but there may come a time in your life when you will need to use their services so it is important to know what it is they do. A Commissioner for Oaths is a person who is authorised to verify affidavits, which are statements in writing and on oath, and other legal documents. In Ireland, a Commissioner for Oaths is appointed by the Chief Justice and usually, but does not always, a solicitor.

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  • 13/09/2019 0 Comments
    Power of Attorney - What Do You Need to Know?

    Have you ever considered what might happen to your cash, home or financial affairs when you're older or if you become ill? Many people worry about what might occur if they end up being unable to handle their own financial resources. A Power of Attorney will allow you to prepare well in advance and have an effective plan in place should it be required.

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  • 02/08/2019 0 Comments
    So, What is a Notary Public?

    If you’ve never used a Notary Public service before, or even if you have, it can be difficult to understand what exactly a notary is and why they are necessary. When creating a legal document you will need to get it notarised or signed by a notary public, and until you know exactly what that means, this step can seem confusing and unnecessary.


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