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An archive of the latest Carson McDowell news, events, and seminars.
Carson McDowell beats its own records to top prestigious legal rankings

Carson McDowell beats its own records to top prestigious legal rankings

29 October 2019

Carson McDowell has achieved its best-ever rankings in the legal profession’s two most respected industry guides, Chambers UK and the Legal 500. Carson McDowell, Northern Ireland’s largest independent law...

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​Seven new judges appointed to the Court of Appeal

​Seven new judges appointed to the Court of Appeal

14 October 2019

Legislation introduced earlier this year, allowing the Court of Appeal to increase from 10 to 16 judges has finally come into effect, following sharp criticism from the Chief Justice of...

Author: Emma Duffy

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Protecting your Intellectual Property can be complex in the Internet age

Protecting your Intellectual Property can be complex in the Internet age

01 October 2019

These days it seems there isn’t a week that goes by without a press report of a cyber-hack, or law enforcement attempts to thwart one. Just recently...

Author: Peter Guzhar
Practice Area: Cyber Security, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Sector: Technology

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Carson McDowell announces new round of Associate Promotions

Carson McDowell announces new round of Associate Promotions

11 September 2019

Carson McDowell, Northern Ireland’s largest independent law firm, has announced seventeen internal promotions, including the elevation of seven senior associates and ten associates across its teams. The...

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Brexit Preparations Hasten

Brexit Preparations Hasten

22 August 2019

As we have all seen from the press coverage over recent weeks, preparations for a no-deal Brexit are ramping up at an increasing pace. Interestingly yesterday, the Chancellor announced a...

Author: Kerry Teahan

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“A catalogue of security errors” resulted in a London estate agent being fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

“A catalogue of security errors” resulted in a London estate agent being fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

13 August 2019

Life at Parliament View Ltd (LPVL) left the personal details of about 18,610 tenants and landlords available online between March 2015 and February 2017. The data that was available included...

Author: Dawn McKnight

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Carson McDowell gets ready to face the music and dance for NI Cancer Fund for Children

Carson McDowell gets ready to face the music and dance for NI Cancer Fund for Children

13 August 2019

Carson McDowell is holding a fundraising dance event in support of Cancer Fund for Children on Friday 15th November at La Mon Hotel and County Club. Carson McDowell Does...

Author: Neasa Quigley

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Lord Chancellor announces discount rate changes

Lord Chancellor announces discount rate changes

19 July 2019

The Lord Chancellor recently announced a new discount rate of – 0.25% effective from 5 August 2019 for personal injury claims in England and Wales. For most defendant...

Author: Shauna McAuley

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ICO Issues Enforcement Notice for SAR Backlog

ICO Issues Enforcement Notice for SAR Backlog

16 July 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued enforcement notices against the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) for failing to respond to data subject requests for access to their personal information (SARs)...

Author: Rosanne Brennan

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British Airways Data Breach

British Airways Data Breach

10 July 2019

The ICO has released a statement notifying its intention to fine British Airways (BA) £183.39 million following a cyber-attack on the airline’s website in September 2018, which saw the personal...

Author: Rosanne Brennan

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