We are a normal GP practice, looking after public and private patients.

We are 2 doctors, myself and Dr Sinead Beirne, and a nurse (my Mrs Caitriona O’Sullivan, who is practice nurse, midwife, breastfeeding support etc). We share 3 reception staff with the other GP practice.

We provide the full range of GP services, from cradle to grave, including maternity care, cervical screening, childhood and travel vaccination, contraception, health screening, ECG, lung function testing, chronic illness care, blood tests, repeat prescriptions and so on, but we also have some specialized services that are not commonly found in most practices:

  • Minor surgery procedures, from ingrown toenails and cysts to moles and skin cancers, wart freezing etc. We take referrals from all over Dublin and carry out approx. 700 procedures annually
  • We provide ultrasound scanning, including general abdominal scanning, assessment of prostate, aorta, gallstones, uterus, and pregnancy scanning.
  • As a result, we have an extensive maternity practice, participate in shared antenatal care with the hospital, offer midwife care and provide comprehensive breastfeeding support for new parents.
  • We combine ultrasound and surgical skills to find and remove contraceptive implants that get lost in people’s arms
  • We have substantial expertise in diabetes care.

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Wills, Children & Inheritance Disputes

Inheritance Disputes

Parents can cut children out of their wills?

The Law Reform Commission proposes changes to the Succession Law in Ireland.

  • The idea of a “moral duty” to leave part of your estate to your children may be changed so that a parent merely has a duty to make “proper provision” for their children.
  • Under the current legislation (Succession Act 1965) any child who feels hard done by in their parents will can make an application to the court under Section 117 of that Act complaining that the parent has failed in their moral duty to that child. It is always difficult to advise on this entitlement as it is a grey area being defined by “moral duty”. This duty is determined by a judge taking into account the means of the parent and the means of the child. The age of the child is not necessarily relevant and a child of any age can make an application under this provision.
  • Under the new proposals, any child or offspring over the age of 18 years or over 23 years in full time education would have been considered to have already been provided for.

There are three exceptions for inheritance disputes:

  • 1. If the child has particular financial need arising from health or mental ability.
  • 2. The estate contains items of particular sentimental value to the adult child.
  • 3. Where the adult child has provided care and support for the deceased parent.
  • This proposal may end the idea that children are entitled to an inheritance and may to some extent reflect that people are having fewer children and parents are living longer and need their funds to support themselves
  • If adopted, the proposal would have the potential to reduce the number of spurious challenges to wills.

Authors: Michelle Collier & John Gaynor

To learn more about this or any other legal matter please email us at info@jgs.ie or call us 01 454 0068

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