Financial services law



Solicitor MaryRose McGovern appointed as deputy financial services and pensions ombudsman

Solicitor MaryRose McGovern has been promoted to deputy financial services and pensions ombudsman.

Published 9 April 2020

Court of Appeal: Promontoria's appeal on inadmissible hearsay dismissed

The Court of Appeal has upheld the order of the High Court that the evidence of a loan servicer was inadmissible hearsay.

Published 8 April 2020

Couple received €10,000 in compensation after legal fees added to mortgage loan account

A couple received €10,000 in compensation last year after €800 in legal fees was added to their mortgage loan account, a new report has revealed.

Published 1 April 2020

Dillon Eustace named leading adviser to Irish-domiciled funds

Dillon Eustace remains the leading legal adviser to Irish-domiciled funds, according to a new report.

Published 26 February 2020

Eversheds Sutherland conference hears call for financial institutions to speak up about culture

Financial regulators in Ireland and the US want institutions to speak up about culture change, a conference hosted by Eversheds Sutherland has heard.

Published 10 February 2020

Supreme Court: Mortgage bank must provide further details in application for summary judgment

A man who appealed against the High Court’s decision to grant summary judgment of €221,000 to Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank has successfully argued that the bank provided insufficient details to be entitled to its claim.

Published 2 December 2019

Lenders warned over adding legal costs to mortgage accounts during repossession cases

Lenders must not add legal costs to mortgage accounts during repossession proceedings, the Central Bank of Ireland has warned.

Published 31 October 2019

Three Maynooth students rewarded for results in Matheson funds law course

Three law students at Maynooth University have been awarded prizes for their contributions on the specialised funds law course delivered by Matheson as part of the LLM in international business law.

Published 16 October 2019

Darryl Broderick: Show me the money? Courts clarify disclosure rules in loan sales litigation

Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Darryl Broderick and solicitor Hilda Mannix examine two recent judgments clarifying the circumstances in which a loan purchase price would be disclosed to borrower litigants.

Published 30 September 2019

DWF appoints Ruairí Mac Cumhaill as banking and finance partner in Dublin

Global legal business DWF has announced the appointment of Ruairí Mac Cumhaill as a banking and finance partner in Dublin.

Published 15 August 2019

Matheson advises on establishment of $200 million receivables securitisation programme

An international team at Matheson recently advised two major financial firms in connection with the structuring and establishment of a $200 million receivables securitisation programme with Natixis.

Published 29 July 2019

Central Bank to investigate banks adding legal fees to mortgages

The Central Bank of Ireland has launched an investigation into the legality of commercial banks adding legal fees to the mortgages of customers in arrears, even before court cases have concluded.

Published 16 May 2019

Stockbroker fined €280,000 for anti-money laundering failings in first-of-its-kind enforcement action

A firm has been fined €280,000 in the first enforcement action taken against a stockbroker for breaches of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010.

Published 13 May 2019

High Court: IBRC loses application for trial of preliminary issue in alleged negligence case

The Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has had its application for the trial of a preliminary issue of law refused in the High Court.

Published 3 May 2019

Julie Sadlier: Mortgages ruling offers hope for those at risk of repossession

Julie Sadlier, solicitor at Kieran Mulcahy Solicitors in Limerick, writes on a recent ruling with potential significance for mortgage cases.

Published 29 April 2019