Many people dream about opening a coffee shop although in reality very few actually do anything about it.
Whilst on first impressions it may appear odd that a firm of solicitors has produced a Guide To Opening Your Dream Coffee Shop, on the other hand, owing to our regular dealings with business owners opening new coffee shops, cafes and restaurants across the length and breadth of Ireland, we thought this would be a useful document for those interested in setting up a coffee shop of their own.
Ireland has seen a huge increase in breweries and distilleries over the last decade. High end Gin, high end Whisky and craft beer all dominate our off-licence and supermarket shelves. Despite the apparent popularity however, small distilleries and breweries still struggle. While they get to produce the final product, often tight squeezing from large multi-national retailers and off-licences can see margins compressed to a minimum.
No matter their size or location Construction projects attract their fair degree of risk. Whether this is in the form of delays in materials, rising costs, lack of skills or simply a genuine professional mistake, the list goes on and on in terms of the types of dispute which can and probably will occur at some stage with a construction project.
Clarke Jeffers Solicitors specialises in business and commercial law.
It is a cold fact of life that mistakes can (and do) happen. When we look at Professional Negligence, however, what we are most concerned about is whether or not the person delivering the service - i.e. the professional - has been negligent in their actions and caused the problems at hand.
In May of this year, the Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland (SCSI) released its annual report on the Irish Construction market in association with PWC.
At Clarke Jeffers we pride ourselves on our communication with clients. We know from first hand experience that there is nothing worse than ringing a trusted advisor and not hearing back for days. We therefore have a policy in our firm of ensuring we respond to all our client queries within 24 hours and in most cases much sooner than this.
Losing one’s mental capacity or being involved in a serious accident is never a welcome thought, however, if you are the director of a company and your mental capacity is lost or diminished or you have become incapacitated due to a serious accident then you face a you face a very real issue with not being able to make appropriate decisions for either your own well being or the future success of your business. Perhaps the company or business can’t pay its electricity bill as you are the only signatory on the bank account?