News & Events

An archive of the latest Carson McDowell news, events, and seminars.
COVID-19: FCA Test Case on Business Interruption Cover

COVID-19: FCA Test Case on Business Interruption Cover

16 September 2020

Whilst most businesses are unlikely to have taken out specific pandemic insurance, it is likely that the majority will have cover for business interruption. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) took...

Author: John McCloskey
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Defence Insurance Litigation

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The ICO’s Age Appropriate Design Code comes into force

The ICO’s Age Appropriate Design Code comes into force

04 September 2020

Data sits at the heart of the digital services that most people, including children, use every day. Data relating to children is afforded special protection in the GDPR and the...

Author: Aisling O'Hare
Practice Area: Commercial Law

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Serving notice under a contract? ASAP means ASAP

Serving notice under a contract? ASAP means ASAP

02 September 2020

The recent judgment in Towergate Financial (Group) Ltd & Ors v Hopkinson & Ors [2020] EWHC 984 (Comm) is an important reminder for contracting parties to comply with all the...

Author: Rachel Craig
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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Hydrogen: A “hot topic” in renewable energy

Hydrogen: A “hot topic” in renewable energy

28 August 2020

With the energy transition progressing, hydrogen is a “hot topic” in the shift to clean energy.Hydrogen as an energy carrier is not a new concept. However, in the last few...

Author: Le-ann Campbell
Practice Area: Energy and Renewables

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Anchor tenants welcome clarification from the Supreme Court on whether restrictive covenants “restrain trade”

Anchor tenants welcome clarification from the Supreme Court on whether restrictive covenants “restrain trade”

27 August 2020

Last week the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in a case which had its origins in what the court dubbed the “economic and political wasteland” that was 1970's Derry/Londonderry....

Author: Claire Elliott
Practice Area: Real Estate

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Irish Court of Appeal reaffirms guiding principles for strike out as a consequence of delay

Irish Court of Appeal reaffirms guiding principles for strike out as a consequence of delay

24 August 2020

In the case of Paul Kenny v. Motor Network Limited (t/a Jennings Truck Centre) and J. Harris Assemblers (Record Number: 2017/553, Neutral Citation Number [2020] IECA 114, High Court Record...

Author: Daniel O'Connell
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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Remote hearings for civil proceedings now on solid footing in the Irish Courts and will be in force for the new legal term

Remote hearings for civil proceedings now on solid footing in the Irish Courts and will be in force for the new legal term

21 August 2020

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Helen McEntee TD, has signed commencement orders for the Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 which will enable the courts to...

Author: Daniel O'Connell
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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Irish Court of Appeal calls for certainty, not lottery

Irish Court of Appeal calls for certainty, not lottery

21 August 2020

Personal injury awards should not be a lottery In the case of Emma McKeown v. Alan Crosby and Mary Vocella [High Court Record Number: 2018/8764P, Neutral Citation Number: [2020]...

Author: Daniel O'Connell
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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What came first, the payment or the invoice?

What came first, the payment or the invoice?

20 August 2020

Rochford Construction Limited v Kilhan Construction Limited A recent judgment of the High Court of England and Wales has cast doubt on whether a construction contract that provides for...

Author: John Dugdale
Practice Area: Construction Law

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LIBOR Transition

LIBOR Transition

19 August 2020

What is LIBOR? LIBOR is the acronym for the London Interbank Offered Rate. LIBOR is essentially the cost of borrowing between banks.The rate of interest rate for many loans...

Author: Orla Hanna
Practice Area: Banking & Finance, COVID-19

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