Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
​Notification of Personal Data Breaches

​Notification of Personal Data Breaches

16 August 2017

Under the current General Data Protection Regulation, there is no legal obligation on data controllers to report personal data breaches (however the Information Commissioner does advise that he believes serious...

Author: Aaron Roddy
Practice Area: General Data Protection Regulations

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Attention to the Newspaper Industry - important consultation affecting your digital platforms:

Attention to the Newspaper Industry - important consultation affecting your digital platforms:

14 August 2017

The press regulator IPSO is currently conducting a consultation inviting submissions on a proposed amendment to IPSO’s regulations. The closing date for submissions is midday on Monday 2 October 2017....

Author: Olivia O'Kane
Practice Area: Media and Defamation

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When (and where) is an apology an admission of liability?

When (and where) is an apology an admission of liability?

08 August 2017

Over recent years there has been an increased focus on the importance of ensuring that when matters go wrong, particularly in the healthcare field, the aggrieved person is provided with...

Author: Laura Menary
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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Shaw (Personal Representative of the estate of Ewan, Deceased) –v- Kovac and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 1028

Shaw (Personal Representative of the estate of Ewan, Deceased) –v- Kovac and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 1028

20 July 2017

The Court of Appeal has ruled that no separate entitlement to damages/head of loss flows from a failure to properly consent a patient prior to medical treatment. Facts...

Author: Jacqueline McAleese
Practice Area: Healthcare

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International interest in Northern Ireland keeps M&A activity levels high

International interest in Northern Ireland keeps M&A activity levels high

04 July 2017

It is no secret that businesses in Northern Ireland have faced an interesting and somewhat challenging environment this year. As we approach the half way point, political...

Author: Neasa Quigley
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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Digital Afterlife – are you, your affairs and your Will ready

Digital Afterlife – are you, your affairs and your Will ready

23 June 2017

The drafting of wills and the administration of estates is often referred to as the oldest and most long standing role of a legal advisor. It is also one of...

Author: Stephanie Johnston
Practice Area: Private Client

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Modern Slavery Statement – Don’t miss the Deadline

Modern Slavery Statement – Don’t miss the Deadline

02 June 2017

Do you do business in the UK, have a turnover in excess of £36 million and have a financial year end of 31 December? If the answer...

Author: Dawn McKnight
Practice Area: Commercial Law

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​Brexit and Health and Social Care Inquiry

​Brexit and Health and Social Care Inquiry

19 May 2017

The Parliamentary Health Committee’s recent report on the work done by this Inquiry gives an interesting insight into some of the issues that Brexit raises for those working in, and...

Author: Leigh Linton
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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Are Mediations really confidential?

Are Mediations really confidential?

16 May 2017

Mediations are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative method of dispute resolution. As a firm we take part in mediations on a weekly basis and regularly recommend that clients consider...

Author: Lucy Clarke
Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Data analysis of the PSC Register: early insights and flaws

Data analysis of the PSC Register: early insights and flaws

16 May 2017

UK companies have been required to keep and maintain a register of people with “significant control” over the company (“PSCs”) since 30th June 2016. The PSC register is...

Practice Area: Company Secretarial Services to NI companies

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