News & Events

An archive of the latest Carson McDowell news, events, and seminars.
The Times They Are A-Changin'

The Times They Are A-Changin'

02 July 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, contractors have been dusting down their contracts and reviewing the various provisions to consider what protection they offer in the context of the...

Author: Gavin Kerr
Practice Area: Construction Law, COVID-19

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Six Thousand Charity Registrations Deemed Void

Six Thousand Charity Registrations Deemed Void

01 July 2020

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (“the Commission”) published commentary on 29 June 2020 in respect of the judgment in McKee & Others v Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. The...

Author: Rachel Toner
Practice Area: Charity Law

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Duties of directors on company insolvency

Duties of directors on company insolvency

29 June 2020

In the current climate, where the risk of insolvency for many companies remains high due to the COVID-19 crisis, the idea of a director taking advantage of an opportunity that...

Author: Anna Wroe
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A, COVID-19 , Insolvency and Restructuring

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Creating the inside outside - A guide to licensing open spaces in the hospitality trade

Creating the inside outside - A guide to licensing open spaces in the hospitality trade

25 June 2020

The announcement that hotels, cafés, restaurants and bars that serve food will re-open in Northern Ireland on 3 July 2020 was met with a collective sigh of relief across the...

Author: Cathy Colton
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Licensing, Gaming and Betting

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Landlord’s works affecting a tenant’s right of access

Landlord’s works affecting a tenant’s right of access

25 June 2020

The High Court in Ireland, faced with balancing a landlord’s right to redevelop retained property and a covenant for quiet enjoyment, has ordered the landlord to stop on-going construction works...

Author: John Dugdale
Practice Area: Construction Law, Real Estate

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FCA test case: Business interruption insurance

FCA test case: Business interruption insurance

25 June 2020

In recent weeks, many policy holders have made claims under non-damage business interruption insurance (“BI”) policies for losses suffered as a result of the disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Author: Rachel Craig
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A, COVID-19

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Bounce Back Loan Scheme Update

Bounce Back Loan Scheme Update

25 June 2020

The most recent statistics published by the Government (on 23 June 2020) show that 972,026 businesses across the UK have now received loans totalling over £40 billion through the various...

Author: Rachel Lewis
Practice Area: Banking & Finance, COVID-19

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More questions than answers: latest developments in the Brexit negotiations

More questions than answers: latest developments in the Brexit negotiations

25 June 2020

On 15 June a high level video conference took place between EU and UK leaders in an effort to add new impetus to a talks process which had become worryingly...

Author: Richard Gray
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A, EU and Competition
Sector: Brexit

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Privilege in Coronial Proceedings

Privilege in Coronial Proceedings

25 June 2020

The recent Court of Appeal judgement in Ketcher and Mitchell, Re Application for Judicial Review [2020] NICA 31 addresses the important issue of whether litigation privilege attaches to expert reports...

Author: Stephanie Johnston
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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Recovery and Transition from COVID-19: Public Contracts and Procurement Guidance Note 02/20

Recovery and Transition from COVID-19: Public Contracts and Procurement Guidance Note 02/20

24 June 2020

Following the recent publication of the UK Cabinet Office guidance, Construction and Procurement Delivery (CPD) has now published its own Procurement Guidance Note (PGN) as an update for Northern Irish...

Author: Kerry Teahan
Practice Area: Procurement Law

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