Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
Time for a holiday? The next instalment in the holiday pay saga…..

Time for a holiday? The next instalment in the holiday pay saga…..

07 November 2018

The much awaited decision of the Industrial Tribunal in the matter of Agnew & Others v Chief Constable of Northern Ireland and David Brian Anderson and Others v Police Authority...

Author: Sarah Cochrane
Practice Area: Employment Law

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CML Form Updates - what you need to know

CML Form Updates - what you need to know

05 November 2018

From 1st July 2017, the Council of Mortgage Lenders was integrated into a new trade association known as UK Finance. As part of this transition, a new Disclosure of Incentives...

Author: Maeve Corrigan
Practice Area: Real Estate

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Procurement Update - Winter 2018

Procurement Update - Winter 2018

26 October 2018

Our new-look procurement update focuses on recent case law of both the European and national courts as well as updates published by the Cabinet Office and European Parliament....

Author: Niamh Magee
Practice Area: Procurement Law

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Competition watchdog investigating celebrity and social media endorsements #spon #af #ad

Competition watchdog investigating celebrity and social media endorsements #spon #af #ad

22 October 2018

Frequent users of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook will be familiar with the hashtags “#spon”, “#af”, “#ad” etc. used by prominent social media influencers/bloggers and celebrities....

Author: Niamh Magee
Practice Area: EU and Competition

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E-Procurement now mandatory for all

E-Procurement now mandatory for all

19 October 2018

All above threshold procurement processes (including the submission of documents and bidder communications) must now be conducted electronically. These new requirements go further than simply publishing documents on your website...

Author: Niamh Magee
Practice Area: Procurement Law

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Reception staff liable for providing misleading information to patients  Darnley –v- Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Reception staff liable for providing misleading information to patients Darnley –v- Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

12 October 2018

The facts: Mr Darnley was struck on the head, following which his friend drove him to the Accident and Emergency (‘A&E’) department at Mayday Hospital (part of Croydon Health Services...

Author: Laura Menary
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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Dreamvar - a solicitor’s worst nightmare

Dreamvar - a solicitor’s worst nightmare

12 October 2018

No solicitor in Northern Ireland can fail to notice the regular scam alerts circulated by the Law Society of Northern Ireland which contain warnings of increasingly sophisticated cyber frauds being...

Author: Gillian Greenfield
Practice Area: Professional Indemnity

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How to “Brexit-proof” your contract

How to “Brexit-proof” your contract

04 October 2018

With Brexit looming ever larger on the horizon, it would be prudent for businesses to consider the potential impact which Brexit may have on the contracts which they are entering...

Author: Aaron Roddy
Practice Area: Commercial Law
Sector: Brexit

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Letting go of the reins a tough discipline for company founders

Letting go of the reins a tough discipline for company founders

02 October 2018

There was much murmuring in the tech world last week when it was announced that the founders of photo-sharing app Instagram are to leave the business, amid reports of growing...

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

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With or Without EU:  A Re-United Kingdom on IP Rights?

With or Without EU: A Re-United Kingdom on IP Rights?

19 September 2018

Since the UK’s decision to leave the EU on 26 June 2016, the intellectual property (“IP”) regime has been faced with a period of legal uncertainty. Many questions have arisen...

Author: Shannon Gawley
Practice Area: Commercial Law
Sector: Brexit

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