Insight Articles

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

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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

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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

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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

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Competition Authority Clamp Down

Competition Authority Clamp Down

27 January 2020

2019 saw a significant increase in the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) flexing its enforcement muscles, and only a few weeks into the New Year, it appears that 2020 will...

Author: Kerry Teahan
Practice Area: EU and Competition, Procurement Law

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 CPPAs: A route to market solution for renewables in a post-subsidy world?

CPPAs: A route to market solution for renewables in a post-subsidy world?

14 January 2020

According to BloombergNEF, 121 corporations across 21 countries signed Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (CPPAs) in 2018, amounting to 13.4 GW of clean energy. That’s an increase of over 100 per...

Author: Rachel McAllister
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A, Energy and Renewables
Sector: Energy and Renewables

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New Procurement Thresholds

New Procurement Thresholds

02 January 2020

Recently, the European Commission published a set of regulations amending the applicable thresholds for the procurement directives. This was followed by the publication from the Commission of...

Author: Niamh Magee
Practice Area: Procurement Law

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FCA gifts new P2P regulations just in time for Christmas

FCA gifts new P2P regulations just in time for Christmas

25 November 2019

Reminder – New rules affecting both P2P Platforms and Investors are coming into force on the 9th December 2019 – Firms must act now to avoid penalty! Peer to...

Author: Lynsay Black
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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How can employers manage mental health in the workplace?

How can employers manage mental health in the workplace?

19 November 2019

Employers should strongly consider making mental health a key focus of their strategy to effectively manage workplace health Over the past few years, employers have been made increasingly aware...

Author: Ben Johnston
Practice Area: Employment Law, Health and Safety

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The Devil wears Brexit

The Devil wears Brexit

18 October 2019

With the UK facing the prospect of leaving the European Union on 31st October in the absence of a deal or an extension, the fashion world is preparing itself for...

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

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