News & Events

An archive of the latest Carson McDowell news, events, and seminars.
COVID-19 Risk Assessment Reminder

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Reminder

25 February 2021

Conducting a COVID-19 risk assessment of the workplace has been required since the early stages of the pandemic and most organisations will already have this in place. ...

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

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Uber ruling pushes worker status back to the top of the agenda

Uber ruling pushes worker status back to the top of the agenda

22 February 2021

Commenting on the UK Supreme Court’s ruling in Uber BV and others vs Aslam and others, Sarah Cochrane, Senior Associate in the Employment team at Carson McDowell, said:“The UK Supreme...

Author: Sarah Cochrane
Practice Area: Employment Law

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COVID-19 Protections for Commercial Tenants Extended

COVID-19 Protections for Commercial Tenants Extended

18 December 2020

As expected the protections for business tenants brought in by the Coronavirus Act 2020 have been extended, now expiring on 31st March 2021. The change follows in line with...

Author: Shane McVeigh
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Debt Recovery, Real Estate

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Carson McDowell Announces 18 Promotions

Carson McDowell Announces 18 Promotions

04 December 2020

Carson McDowell has announced eighteen promotions, including ten senior associates and eight associates across its teams. Roger McMillan, Managing Partner at Carson McDowell, commented: “I would like...

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​Irish Court of Appeal confirms need for expert evidence to support a medical negligence claim​

​Irish Court of Appeal confirms need for expert evidence to support a medical negligence claim​

05 November 2020

BackgroundThe Appellant, Frances Kelly, who did not have legal representation, appealed the High Court decision of Mr Justice Barr dismissing the proceedings taken by the Appellant (then Plaintiff), on the...

Author: Emma Duffy
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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COVID-19 and customers in financial difficulty

COVID-19 and customers in financial difficulty

05 November 2020

In May 2020, we reported on the FCA’s guidance for firms supporting customers experiencing temporary financial difficulty as a result of the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. (That article is accessible...

Author: Rachel Craig
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A, COVID-19

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Carson McDowell Appoints Sinead Keavey as Head of Dublin Office

Carson McDowell Appoints Sinead Keavey as Head of Dublin Office

03 November 2020

Carson McDowell has appointed a new head of its Dublin office as part of an ongoing expansion of its specialist legal healthcare team in the city. Leading healthcare lawyer Sinead...

Author: Roger McMillan
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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Carson McDowell leads the way again in 2021 NI legal rankings

Carson McDowell leads the way again in 2021 NI legal rankings

22 October 2020

Belfast-based law firm Carson McDowell has maintained its position at the top of the legal profession’s two most respected industry guides, Chambers UK and the Legal 500. Northern...

Author: Neasa Quigley

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COVID-19: NI businesses benefit from over £1.3bn in financial support

COVID-19: NI businesses benefit from over £1.3bn in financial support

22 October 2020

According to recent figures published by the British Business Bank, businesses across Northern Ireland have now received over £1.3bn in financial support under the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) and...

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

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Governing Law and Arbitration Agreements

Governing Law and Arbitration Agreements

14 October 2020

A decision of the Supreme Court, the final court of appeal for civil cases in the United Kingdom, has clarified how the governing law of an arbitration agreement is to...

Author: John Dugdale
Practice Area: Construction Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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