News & Events

An archive of the latest Carson McDowell news, events, and seminars.
Carson McDowell Success at NI Dealmakers Awards 2021

Carson McDowell Success at NI Dealmakers Awards 2021

14 September 2021

Carson McDowell is delighted to be named Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the 2021 Insider Media Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Corporate team...

Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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Additional Protection for Business Tenants

Additional Protection for Business Tenants

07 September 2021

Finance Minister Conor Murphy has today extended emergency protection for business tenants having difficulty paying rent on commercial leases as a result of the pandemic until March 2022....

Author: Darren Toombs
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Real Estate

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Legal Update: Lidl Lookalike Injunction Extended Across Great Britain

Legal Update: Lidl Lookalike Injunction Extended Across Great Britain

20 August 2021

At the request of the producers of Hendrick’s Gin, the Scottish Court of Session has extended an interim indirect, the equivalent of an interim injunction in Northern Ireland, to prevent...

Author: Peter Guzhar
Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman holds complaints handling consultation

Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman holds complaints handling consultation

17 August 2021

The Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman (‘the Ombudsman’) has, under Part 3 of the Public Services Ombudsman Act (Northern Ireland) 2016, been provided with authority by the Northern Ireland Assembly...

Author: Rachael McAdorey
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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The National Security and Investment Act 2021: An Overview

The National Security and Investment Act 2021: An Overview

12 August 2021

On 20 July 2021, the UK Government announced that the National Security and Investment Act (the “Act”) will enter into full force on 4 January 2022. To help businesses prepare...

Author: Owen Fearon
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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Section 172 – Fit for Purpose?

Section 172 – Fit for Purpose?

10 August 2021

A relatively small change to section 172 of the UK's Companies Act 2006 could have a transformative impact on company law, directors’ duties, corporate governance, businesses and ultimately, the wider...

Author: Paul McGuickin
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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UK Government consultation seeks views on the future regime for exhaustion of intellectual property rights

UK Government consultation seeks views on the future regime for exhaustion of intellectual property rights

29 July 2021

Following Brexit, the UK now has the freedom to decide the future of its intellectual property (“IP”) framework. The decision is vitally important for the UK as it will govern...

Author: Olivia O'Kane
Practice Area: Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment
Sector: Brexit

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​Are your standard terms and conditions of business effective?

​Are your standard terms and conditions of business effective?

29 July 2021

Most businesses use standard terms and conditions (Ts&Cs) to set out the key commercial terms that apply to the sale of their goods and services to their customers. Not...

Author: Karla Dooey
Practice Area: Commercial Law

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Farm Safety Week 2021

Farm Safety Week 2021

23 July 2021

Farm Safety Week 2021, led by the Farm Safety Foundation, draws to a close today, 23rd July. It is an annual event which takes place across the UK and Republic...

Author: Ben Johnston
Practice Area: Health and Safety
Sector: Food and Agriculture

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Health and Safety Executive consultation on amendments to PPE Regulations

Health and Safety Executive consultation on amendments to PPE Regulations

22 July 2021

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has begun a 4 week consultation on proposed changes to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPER), which will conclude on 15th...

Author: Ben Johnston
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Health and Safety

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