Credit Unions

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SUPPORTING YOUR ETHOS                                                                   

SECURING YOUR FUTURE

 

In a period where the Credit Union Sector is undergoing significant change, we have a dedicated Credit Union team who have developed an expertise and specialism in the area of Credit Union Law.
 
We understand that many Credit Unions are faced with huge uncertainty as to what lies ahead and wish to make any transition which may have to be made by their Credit Union in as seamless a manner as possible. with vast experience of the legislative framework applying to Credit Union, restructuring, insolvency, securitisation and compliance, we are ideally placed to ensure that all of the legal issues arising from such a process are dealt with effectively affording your members protection at all times.
 
Our goal is to provide Credit Unions with a new outlook on the legal problems facing them in the increasingly difficult and regulated world of financial services.
 
 EXPERTISE
 
AMALGAMATIONS & TRANSFER OF ENGAGEMENTS OF CREDIT UNIONS
 
  • Credit Union Mergers
  • Credit Union Transfer of Engagements
  • Legal Due Diligence preparation and advice
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Advising your Credit Inion through the Merger/Transfer process from start to completion
  • Involuntary Restructuring
  • Advices on Special Managements Orders and Transfer Orders
 
EMPLOYMENT LAW & PENSIONS
 
The maintenance of a strong, vibrant and cooperative work force is of paramount importance in Credit Union and we provide an extensive service in the following areas:
 
  • Full Employment Law audit to NERA (National Employment Rights Authority) standard
  • Explanation of the law in relation to dismissal, redundancy and staff reorganisation
  • Advice on the obligation of Credit Unions and rights of employees under the Protection of Employees Transfer of Undertaking Regulations 2003
  • Post Merger Employment Law considerations
  • Examination of your recruitment policies
  • Carry out Pensions Due Diligence
  • Advise on Employment Law Due Diligence issues arising on a Merger or Transfer of Engagements to include an in depth review of: 
 
  • Contracts of Employment
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Compliance for the purpose of NERA
 
SHARED SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
 
The Commission on Credit Unions had endorsed Shared Service Arrangements as being a viable mechanism for increasing economies of scale. We provide advice on the establishment of various Shared Service Structures and draft Agreements tailored to your needs.
 
COMPLIANCE AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
 
  • Advisory service on corporate governance and compliance with legislation
  • Audit on governance policies and procedures
  • Formulation of organisational and structural policy
  • Formulation of policies for implementation of Credit Union Commission’s Governance recommendations
  • Drafting of Compliance Manual and oversight of Compliance Function
 
SECURITISATION OF LOANS
 
  • Securitisation reviews
  • Registration of charges
  • Enforcement of security
  • Securitisation procedures and documentation
 
COMMERCIAL LITIGATION 
 
  • Professional Negligence Claims
  • Claims arising from losses incurred on Financial Investments
  • Class Actions
 
ON-SITE TRAINING
 
Our dedicated Credit Union team offer tailor made on-site training workshops in your Credit Union. These workshops can be tailored specifically to your requirements and can be provided to all levels of your Credit Union structure, from general employees to Board of Directors. Our on-site workshops may cover the following: -
 
  • Explanation and analysis of the employee Due Diligence process
  • Review of the law relating to staff consultation and staff reorganisation
  • Provide training for Management and Board of Directors on Insolvency Law
  • Provide in house training for your Merger Team encompassing pre and post-merger employment considerations
  • A walk through the new regulatory regime
 
If your Credit Union has an interest in a particular area or if you wish to arrange on-site training for your Credit Union then please contact:

Michael Powell
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or Natasha Murphy
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Michael Powell Solicitors

Directions

We are strategically located in Cork's Central Business District opposite City Hall and adjacent to the Clarion Hotel.  There is on street disc parking or the Clarion Hotel Car Park.

  Our Address: 
5 Lapps Quay
Cork DX 2104
        Hours of Operation:
Mon. to Fri. 9am to 5.30pm
Tel: 021 4270451 Fax 021 4270454