News & Events

An archive of the latest Carson McDowell news, events, and seminars.
​Are your standard terms and conditions of business effective?

​Are your standard terms and conditions of business effective?

29 July 2021

Most businesses use standard terms and conditions (Ts&Cs) to set out the key commercial terms that apply to the sale of their goods and services to their customers. Not...

Author: Karla Dooey
Practice Area: Commercial Law

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UK Government consultation seeks views on the future regime for exhaustion of intellectual property rights

UK Government consultation seeks views on the future regime for exhaustion of intellectual property rights

29 July 2021

Following Brexit, the UK now has the freedom to decide the future of its intellectual property (“IP”) framework. The decision is vitally important for the UK as it will govern...

Author: Olivia O'Kane
Practice Area: Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment
Sector: Brexit

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Farm Safety Week 2021

Farm Safety Week 2021

23 July 2021

Farm Safety Week 2021, led by the Farm Safety Foundation, draws to a close today, 23rd July. It is an annual event which takes place across the UK and Republic...

Author: Ben Johnston
Practice Area: Health and Safety
Sector: Food and Agriculture

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Health and Safety Executive consultation on amendments to PPE Regulations

Health and Safety Executive consultation on amendments to PPE Regulations

22 July 2021

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has begun a 4 week consultation on proposed changes to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPER), which will conclude on 15th...

Author: Ben Johnston
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Health and Safety

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Lidl Locked Down in Lookalike Litigation

Lidl Locked Down in Lookalike Litigation

21 July 2021

At the request of the producers of Hendrick’s Gin, the Scottish Court of Session has granted an ‘interim interdict’, the equivalent of an interim injunction in Northern Ireland, to prevent...

Author: Peter Guzhar
Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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​New Northern Ireland policy requires scoring of social value in public procurement and the introduction of minimum contractual requirements

​New Northern Ireland policy requires scoring of social value in public procurement and the introduction of minimum contractual requirements

08 July 2021

On 5 July 2021, Finance Minister Conor Murphy announced a substantial change in policy in public procurement in Northern Ireland that will, on a phased basis, require scoring of social...

Author: Kerry Teahan
Practice Area: Procurement Law

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COVID-19 Loan Schemes: Final Lending Figures Revealed

COVID-19 Loan Schemes: Final Lending Figures Revealed

07 July 2021

The British Business Bank has revealed the final lending figures for the two largest COVID-19 loan schemes, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and the Bounce Back Loan Scheme...

Author: Rachel Lewis
Practice Area: Banking & Finance, COVID-19

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Carson McDowell appoints two new partners, creating largest senior team in NI

Carson McDowell appoints two new partners, creating largest senior team in NI

15 June 2021

Belfast-based law firm Carson McDowell has announced the appointment of two new partners, bringing its partner headcount to 30, the largest of any legal practice in Northern Ireland. The...

Author: Roger McMillan
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A, Real Estate

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Carson McDowell commits to Mindful Business Charter to foster better working practices for mental health and wellbeing

Carson McDowell commits to Mindful Business Charter to foster better working practices for mental health and wellbeing

14 May 2021

Carson McDowell has become the first independent professional services firm in Northern Ireland to sign the Mindful Business Charter. The firm joins a wide range of businesses and professional service...

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People want to come back to the office but the days of 'Desk Factories' are gone

People want to come back to the office but the days of 'Desk Factories' are gone

14 April 2021

Depending on what day you click on the news, you’ll find any number of articles saying either that the office is dead because people have proven how easy it is...

Author: Dawson McConkey
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Real Estate

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