Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
Are your company registers and records up to date?

Are your company registers and records up to date?

15 November 2017

In the real world, formal shareholder resolutions do not always happen, and that is particularly common in smaller family owned businesses, and larger corporate groups where parent companies exercise influence...

Author: Zara Treacy
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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The exchange of competitively sensitive information at a single meeting can infringe competition law

The exchange of competitively sensitive information at a single meeting can infringe competition law

15 November 2017

Balmoral Tanks v Competition and Markets Authority [2017] CAT 23 Background… On 11th July 2012 at the Best Western Hotel in Tamworth, an information...

Author: Kerry Teahan
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A, Procurement Law

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​Company Fined £80,000 for Data Protection Breaches

​Company Fined £80,000 for Data Protection Breaches

13 November 2017

The Information Commissioner has issued Verso Group (UK) Ltd with a monetary penalty of £80,000, under S 55A of the Data Protection Act 1998. Verso obtained and sold large...

Author: Anna McCarthy
Practice Area: General Data Protection Regulations
Sector: Information Law

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Dishonesty and cheating in gambling contracts

Dishonesty and cheating in gambling contracts

09 November 2017

The UK Supreme Court recently handed down its decision in the case of Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondent). The Supreme Court upheld the English Court...

Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Regulatory Proceedings – The Dishonesty Test

Regulatory Proceedings – The Dishonesty Test

09 November 2017

In the ordinary course of events, one might not have expected that a legal case involving a professional gambler, disputed casino winnings and the finer points of the rules of...

Author: Leigh Linton
Practice Area: Healthcare

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Promoting Professionalism, Reforming Regulation

Promoting Professionalism, Reforming Regulation

01 November 2017

The Department of Health has launched a consultation seeking views on potential reforms to the regulation of healthcare professionals in the UK. The consultation period closes on 23rd January 2018....

Author: Leigh Linton
Practice Area: Healthcare

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​‘Stressing’ the importance of promoting good mental health in the workplace.

​‘Stressing’ the importance of promoting good mental health in the workplace.

27 October 2017

In January 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight the “hidden injustice” of workplace mental ill health and, in doing so, commissioned an independent review by Lord Dennis Stevenson...

Author: Leona Rankin
Practice Area: Employment Law, Health and Safety

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GDPR – Article 29 Working Party Guidance on Profiling – RECENTLY ISSUED

GDPR – Article 29 Working Party Guidance on Profiling – RECENTLY ISSUED

27 October 2017

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (the “Working Party”) has recently issued guidance on profiling and automated individual decision-making (the “Guidance”) and is accepting comments on its draft Guidance...

Author: Rachel Craig
Practice Area: General Data Protection Regulations

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Farming remains Northern Ireland’s most dangerous industry according to HSENI annual report

Farming remains Northern Ireland’s most dangerous industry according to HSENI annual report

27 October 2017

The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) recently published its 2016/17 Annual Report. The figures show a marked improvement in certain areas: major injuries during this period fell to...

Author: Ben Johnston
Practice Area: Health and Safety

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​Is Legal Professional Privilege really under scrutiny?

​Is Legal Professional Privilege really under scrutiny?

27 October 2017

Litigation privilege protects communications between clients or their lawyers and third parties for the purpose of obtaining advice in relation with existing or contemplated litigation. At the time of the...

Author: Lucy Clarke
Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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