News & Events

An archive of the latest Carson McDowell news, events, and seminars.
COVID-19: The changing nature of Directors' duties at the onset of insolvency and the UK Government response

COVID-19: The changing nature of Directors' duties at the onset of insolvency and the UK Government response

31 March 2020

Directors are facing huge challenges at the current time, with the situation getting worse by the day. Although directors may take comfort from the fact that the statements from the...

Author: Paul McGuickin
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A, COVID-19

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Concerns for charity trustees during COVID-19

Concerns for charity trustees during COVID-19

31 March 2020

The current COVID-19 crisis presents an attack on all fronts to the third sector. Owing to social distancing measures and restrictions on movement announced by Boris Johnson on 23 March...

Author: Rachel Toner
Practice Area: Charity Law, Commercial Law, COVID-19

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COVID-19 and Cyber Security

COVID-19 and Cyber Security

31 March 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations have been undergoing significant changes to the way in which they work. The last number of weeks have seen an unprecedented increase in...

Author: Peter Lamont
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Cyber Security

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Maintaining good corporate governance during COVID-19

Maintaining good corporate governance during COVID-19

30 March 2020

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organisation, which is causing a significant impact to people’s lives,...

Author: Le-ann Campbell
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A, COVID-19

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Competition Rules Relax Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

Competition Rules Relax Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

30 March 2020

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the Government has announced that it is “temporarily relaxing elements of competition law … to allow supermarkets to work together to feed the...

Author: Niamh Magee
Practice Area: COVID-19 , EU and Competition

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

27 March 2020

The much awaited guidance on the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ("the Scheme") was released late last night (Thursday 26 March 2020). We have set out the key features of...

Author: Sarah Cochrane
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Employment Law

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COVID-19: Procurement Guidance on Urgent Contract Awards

COVID-19: Procurement Guidance on Urgent Contract Awards

26 March 2020

During the unprecedented circumstances we are all currently facing, many public sector bodies and utilities will need to urgently procure goods, services and / or works. Under...

Author: Kerry Teahan
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Procurement Law

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COVID-19: Implications for the Leisure and Tourism Industry

COVID-19: Implications for the Leisure and Tourism Industry

26 March 2020

The outbreak of the COVID-19, is presenting immense challenges for businesses and society as a whole. The situation related to the outbreak is rapidly evolving and is likely to do...

Author: Paul McGuickin
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A, COVID-19

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Health and Safety when Working at Home

Health and Safety when Working at Home

26 March 2020

Are you sitting comfortably? Long before the public at large had heard of a ‘coronavirus’, working from home (or ‘remote working’) had become increasingly popular with more and more...

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

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COVID-19 and Construction Contracts

COVID-19 and Construction Contracts

25 March 2020

Construction projects are likely to be affected (e.g. by supply chain issues and labour shortages) by the COVID-19 outbreak. The nature and scale of any impact cannot be predicted at...

Author: Gavin Kerr
Practice Area: Construction Law, COVID-19

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