Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
Managing Lone Workers

Managing Lone Workers

28 October 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, employers have had to adapt to new ways of working. For many organisations this has entailed a large increase in the number of home workers. ...

Author: Ashleigh Birkett
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Health and Safety

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Decarbonisation and Green Home Retrofit Funding Principles

Decarbonisation and Green Home Retrofit Funding Principles

09 October 2020

There have been many tumultuous and headline grabbing events in 2020. Against this back drop there is a good chance that some of the most significant announcements relating to our...

Author: Orla Hanna
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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Brexit and the future of Intellectual Property Rights

Brexit and the future of Intellectual Property Rights

08 October 2020

On the 31st January 2020, the United Kingdom’s controversial departure from the European Union (“EU”) came to fruition. The terms on which this departure would be based caused huge debate...

Author: Dawn McKnight
Practice Area: Intellectual Property

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Modern Slavery Act 2015 – UK Government’s response to transparency in supply chains consultation

Modern Slavery Act 2015 – UK Government’s response to transparency in supply chains consultation

06 October 2020

On 22nd September 2020, the UK government published its response to the transparency in supply chains consultation which took place in July 2019. The response adopts many of the changes...

Author: Richard Gray
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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Importance of environmental due diligence and good negotiation when entering into a lease

Importance of environmental due diligence and good negotiation when entering into a lease

01 October 2020

Tenant’s covenants can effect a significant transfer of risk from the landlord to the tenant and always require close attention when negotiating a commercial lease. By carrying out due diligence...

Author: Hannah Grimley
Practice Area: Real Estate

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COVID-19 Financial Support Update: Extension of Deadline for Applications

COVID-19 Financial Support Update: Extension of Deadline for Applications

01 October 2020

With the prospect of a second lockdown looming, the loan schemes currently available to support your business through COVID-19 financial uncertainty which were due to have ended or end over...

Author: Lynsay Black
Practice Area: Banking & Finance, COVID-19

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“Fair play” essential to the future of NI business

“Fair play” essential to the future of NI business

29 May 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis and now as we see a glimmer of hope in the slight easing of the lockdown and something which might soon resemble a timetable for further...

Author: Darren Toombs
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Debt Recovery, Insolvency and Restructuring

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Life After Lockdown for Business

Life After Lockdown for Business

12 May 2020

When I left my central Belfast office on March 19th to embrace the new world of full-time working from home (WFH), I genuinely believed I would return to the workplace...

Author: Orlagh O'Neill
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Employment Law

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COVID-19: Lockdown Life Support for Business

COVID-19: Lockdown Life Support for Business

07 May 2020

When an American client asked me in Mid-March, how they could “furlough” their employees here, I had to Google the term. Almost two months later, the government’s CJRS Scheme...

Author: Orlagh O'Neill
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Employment Law

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​Play fair or risk game over

​Play fair or risk game over

08 April 2020

Three weeks into the COVID-19 crisis in the UK, and the concept of fair play has been a recurring theme in my mind, as I go about work in a...

Author: Darren Toombs
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Insolvency and Restructuring

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