Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
Updated Guidance for Businesses on Anti-Slavery Compliance as Reporting of Cases Rises by a Third

Updated Guidance for Businesses on Anti-Slavery Compliance as Reporting of Cases Rises by a Third

04 April 2019

The National Crime Agency has revealed that in 2018 there was a 36% year on year increase in UK wide reporting of cases of alleged modern slavery. Strikingly,...

Author: Stuart Anderson

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The New Electronic Communications Code – Deal or no deal?

The New Electronic Communications Code – Deal or no deal?

21 March 2019

The first case in England to consider the effect of the consideration and compensation provisions of the 2017 Electronic Communications Code (“the Code”) has recently been reported (EE Ltd and...

Author: Niall Hargan
Practice Area: Real Estate

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​Increase in Civil Court Fees

​Increase in Civil Court Fees

07 March 2019

In 2016 the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service consulted on proposals to increase Court fees.As a result a three year phased increase to Court fees was agreed and incorporated...

Author: Enya McKenna
Practice Area: Defence Insurance Litigation

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Future Regulation of State Aid in the event of No Deal Brexit

Future Regulation of State Aid in the event of No Deal Brexit

06 March 2019

The Government has published draft regulations and guidance on the future regulation of state aid in the event of a No Deal Brexit. For...

Author: Niamh Magee
Practice Area: EU and Competition
Sector: Brexit

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Comparison between JSB Guidelines from March 2013 and new JSB guidelines published February 2019

Comparison between JSB Guidelines from March 2013 and new JSB guidelines published February 2019

26 February 2019

The updated JSB Guidelines for the assessment of general damages in personal injury cases in Northern Ireland were published this week and are effective immediately. As a general rule,...

Author: John McCloskey

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Charitable Companies: Duties of directors

Charitable Companies: Duties of directors

19 February 2019

If you are a trustee of a Northern Irish charity which is incorporated (i.e is registered at Companies House), you will also be a statutory director. As holder...

Author: Rosie Timoney
Practice Area: Charity Law
Sector: Not for Profit

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Calling all estate agents: good and bad news from the Supreme Court

Calling all estate agents: good and bad news from the Supreme Court

15 February 2019

On the 13th February the Supreme Court announced its judgement in the case of Wells v Devani [2019] UKSC 4. On the face of it, the ruling is good news...

Author: Claire Elliott
Practice Area: Real Estate

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Open Banking One Year On - The Paper(less) Anniversary

Open Banking One Year On - The Paper(less) Anniversary

07 February 2019

Just over one year ago, the Revised Payment Service Directive (“PSD2”) came into effect in the UK through the nationwide initiative introduced by the Competitions and Market Authority (the “CMA”),...

Author: Claire McCloskey

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Dutch Surgeon wins ‘right to be forgotten’ Case

Dutch Surgeon wins ‘right to be forgotten’ Case

01 February 2019

What is the right to be forgotten?The ‘right to be forgotten’ was first recognised by the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) in the case of Google v...

Author: Stephanie Johnston
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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Consultation on Civil Court Fees

Consultation on Civil Court Fees

23 January 2019

In 2016, the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service (‘NICTS’), launched a consultation paper proposing three methods by which to increase Civil Court Fees. The purpose of the increase was...

Author: Laura Menary
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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