Efficiency in the heart of Kildare

Family Law

Family law enquiries are dealt with by way of initial meeting at a cost of €246 including VAT. This meeting will address the options open to you in your present situation and will be aimed at practical advice including on costs. If you wish to take up this offer, please email deirdre@darcyandco.ie

Property

We are happy to deal with any queries relating to property sales, purchases or other matters by phone or email. The best way to make an initial enquiry from our point of view is usually by email to paul@darcyandco.ie

PIAB

At the present time due to legal changes affecting claims, we are only dealing with claims involving children.

Employment Law

We do not provide services or advice in relation to Employment Law.

Criminal Law

We do not provide services in relation to Criminal Law.

Maintaining up to date instructions

Where a period of two or more months have passed without instructions from clients, it is our policy, where appropriate, to write to the relevant client to request up-to-date instructions.

If, at that time, instructions cannot be given or are not given, it is our policy, where appropriate, to close off the relevant file and raise an invoice for the work done to date.

Payment of Invoices

It is our policy to require payment of invoices within 4 weeks of invoices being raised.

If payment is not received within that time frame, then, we will correspond with the client to ask for confirmation in writing that they intend not to pay us. Once, we receive that confirmation or if that correspondence is being ignored, we will then take the appropriate enforcement proceedings to recover the monies due on the basis that the client does not intend to pay.

Raising of interim invoices

We reserve the right to raise interim invoices in relation to cases.

This may not be necessary in types of cases that have within them certain stages that facilitate the raising of invoices (for example completion of a purchase or settlement of a personal injury case).However, in other cases interim billing will be important from a case management and fees management point of view.

Client Feedback

We want your experience of using D’Arcy & Co, Solicitors to be one you would recommend to a friend.

We actively seek out clients’ comments and views on the level of service they receive from us.

If you have any comments on your experience with us please take the time to let us know by emailing us on feedback@darcyandco.ie

Outstanding requests from third parties

Where items (for example, deeds of discharge) are requested by us from third parties such as lending institutions or other firms of solicitors  and where that correspondence proves unsuccessful, it is our policy, where appropriate, to request the assistance of the Law Society. This will only be done where appropriate reminders have been sent and have been met with no or insufficient replies

Dealing  with Distressed Debt Funds

A client’s relationship with a distressed fund (often referred to as vulture funds) is fundamentally different than with a traditional bank. This is likely to affect what needs to be done by us where we are acting for a vendor where a distressed fund is involved. This may create additional work for us in matters such as obtaining deeds and may mean that money towards fees is requested by us on account.