Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
“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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

​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

Read More

​Barclays Bank v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13

​Barclays Bank v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13

06 April 2020

FactsDr Gordon Bates who died in 2009, was a doctor who performed medical examinations for Barclays between 1968 and 1984. He was not employed by Barclays but was engaged...

Author: John McCloskey
Practice Area: Defence Insurance Litigation

Read More

Ofcom: The Social Media Watchdog

Ofcom: The Social Media Watchdog

03 March 2020

It was recently announced that Ofcom, the independent regulatory and competition authority for the UK’s communications industries, is to be granted new powers allowing it to regulate online and social...

Author: Hannah Stewart
Practice Area: Media and Defamation

Read More

Northern Ireland forgotten in the new immigration system

Northern Ireland forgotten in the new immigration system

25 February 2020

Some thought it would never happen but, on ‘Exit Day’ (31 January 2020), the UK officially left the European Union. With that departure, we prepare to welcome a new points...

Author: Leona Rankin
Practice Area: Employment Law
Sector: Brexit

Read More

The EU Copyright Directive and publishers content

The EU Copyright Directive and publishers content

14 February 2020

The UK’s exit from the EU is now well under way with the implementation period set to end at 11pm on 31st December 2021. However, there are still many questions...

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

Read More

Is the Reform of Inheritance Tax on the horizon?

Is the Reform of Inheritance Tax on the horizon?

12 February 2020

On the 29th January 2020 the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Inheritance and Intergenerational Fairness (APPG IIF) published a report on the Reform of Inheritance Tax (IHT) in the UK. IHT...

Author: Fiona Kirkpatrick
Practice Area: Private Client

Read More

NI welcomes Early Conciliation

NI welcomes Early Conciliation

27 January 2020

Early Conciliation (EC) will come into effect from today, 27 January 2020. This will mean that anyone wishing to lodge a Tribunal claim must first notify the Labour Relations...

Author: Leona Rankin
Practice Area: Employment Law

Read More

Next Page