Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
Understanding Contribution Claims

Understanding Contribution Claims

22 January 2021

The recent High Court judgment of Percy v White & Anor [2021] EWHC 22 (Ch) serves as a valuable reminder of the difficulties that may be faced in opposing contribution...

Author: Jodie Rankin
Practice Area: Professional Indemnity

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Do Construction Contracts require a final account mechanism?

Do Construction Contracts require a final account mechanism?

22 January 2021

In the case of JSM Construction Ltd v Western Power Distribution (West Midlands) plc [2020] EWHC 3583 (TCC), the High Court in England considered whether payment provisions in a construction...

Author: Rebecca Ferguson
Practice Area: Construction Law

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COVID-19: Supreme Court judgment in FCA test case on business interruption cover

COVID-19: Supreme Court judgment in FCA test case on business interruption cover

15 January 2021

The High Court judgment (largely seen to be in policyholders’ favour) in the FCA test case for business interruption cover was delivered in September 2020. The decision was appealed by...

Author: John McCloskey
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Defence Insurance Litigation

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The Future Relationship between UK/EU: The Agreement

The Future Relationship between UK/EU: The Agreement

15 January 2021

On Christmas Eve a post-Brexit deal was agreed between the UK and the EU. In brief, that deal legislates for how the UK and the EU conduct trade together from...

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

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Managing Lone Workers

Managing Lone Workers

06 January 2021

On 5th January 2021, in addition to the tougher measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Northern Ireland Executive supported a proposal by health minister, Robin Swann to make...

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

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Brexit: Agreement ‘in principle’ on the Northern Ireland Protocol

Brexit: Agreement ‘in principle’ on the Northern Ireland Protocol

18 December 2020

The Northern Ireland Protocol, agreed as part of the Withdrawal Treaty, seeks to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, protect the EU single market and maintain Northern...

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

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What does 1st January 2021 mean for regulated procurement?

What does 1st January 2021 mean for regulated procurement?

11 December 2020

With the end of the transition period in sight, the impact for procurement is yet another area that all contracting authorities, utilities and businesses engaged in regulated tendering need to...

Author: Kerry Teahan
Practice Area: Procurement Law
Sector: Brexit

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“Public Interest” Insolvency shuts down rogue magazine advertiser

“Public Interest” Insolvency shuts down rogue magazine advertiser

04 December 2020

The Insolvency Service in England has published details of a case in which they acted under S124A of the Insolvency Act 1986 to wind up a rogue business,...

Author: Darren Toombs
Practice Area: Insolvency and Restructuring

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Landlord’s Service Charge Certificate held to be conclusive

Landlord’s Service Charge Certificate held to be conclusive

03 December 2020

Commercial landlords will welcome the recent Court of Appeal decision confirming that a tenant is unable to challenge service charge costs where the lease expressly provides that a landlord’s service...

Author: Yvonne McMahon
Practice Area: Real Estate

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Balancing Privacy and Professionalism: When does a professional's private life become regulated?

Balancing Privacy and Professionalism: When does a professional's private life become regulated?

01 December 2020

In October 2019, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (‘SDT’) upheld professional misconduct allegations against Mr Beckwith. Mr Beckwith was accused of sexual misconduct on two occasions involving a junior solicitor (otherwise...

Author: Stephanie Johnston
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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