News & Events

An archive of the latest Carson McDowell news, events, and seminars.
​Preparing for the ‘new normal’ in the Hospitality & Leisure Industry

​Preparing for the ‘new normal’ in the Hospitality & Leisure Industry

28 May 2020

Following publication of the Northern Ireland Executive Five Step Plan to ease the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place and with further announcements due, many businesses across the Hospitality and Leisure...

Author: Cathy Colton
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Licensing, Gaming and Betting

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Essential Energy Workers exempt from mandatory 14 day isolation requirement for UK travellers

Essential Energy Workers exempt from mandatory 14 day isolation requirement for UK travellers

28 May 2020

On Friday 22 May, the UK Government unveiled a major shift in border policy to be introduced next month in a bid to prevent a second wave of Covid-19 in...

Author: Le-ann Campbell
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Energy and Renewables
Sector: Energy and Renewables

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COVID-19: Customers in Temporary Financial Difficulty

COVID-19: Customers in Temporary Financial Difficulty

21 May 2020

Please note that this article is an update of an article which we previously published on 14 May 2020 which gave an overview of the FCA guidance at draft stage....

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

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COVID-19 Secure Guidelines FAQs

COVID-19 Secure Guidelines FAQs

21 May 2020

With the nation all too ready to resume a sense of “normality” in both private and work life, the Government’s communications regarding the easing of lockdown restrictions were eagerly awaited....

Author: Rachel Penny
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Employment Law, Health and Safety

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COVID-19: Social Care Update - What happens when the clapping stops?

COVID-19: Social Care Update - What happens when the clapping stops?

21 May 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has brought challenges for all sectors of society, but particularly for those engaged in the provision of social care services. Staff and management of nursing and residential...

Author: Leigh Linton
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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​COVID-19 Future Fund

​COVID-19 Future Fund

19 May 2020

To assist high growth companies who typically rely on equity investment, the UK Government has made £250 million available for the Future Fund, and will keep this amount under review....

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

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COVID-19: Reporting Modern Slavery

COVID-19: Reporting Modern Slavery

15 May 2020

On 20th April, the government published guidance for businesses in relation to addressing and reporting modern slavery risks during the COVID-19 pandemic.The guidance outlines challenges faced by businesses as a...

Author: Richard Gray
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A, COVID-19

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COVID-19: Customers in Temporary Financial Difficulty

COVID-19: Customers in Temporary Financial Difficulty

14 May 2020

The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) recently issued draft guidance for insurance and premium finance firms outlining the FCA’s expectations around how such firms should deal with existing customers who are...

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

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'COVID-19 Secure' Guidelines Explained

'COVID-19 Secure' Guidelines Explained

14 May 2020

Carson McDowell’s Health and Safety team have considered questions that employers may have regarding the recent ‘COVID-19 Secure’ guidelines.What are the ‘COVID-19 Secure’ guidelines? Following the UK government’s announcement of...

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

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COVID-19: The Bounce Back Loan Scheme Opens for Applications

COVID-19: The Bounce Back Loan Scheme Opens for Applications

07 May 2020

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme is now open for applications. This scheme is targeted at small and micro businesses which have been adversely impacted by the Coronavirus...

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

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