News & Events

An archive of the latest Carson McDowell news, events, and seminars.
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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​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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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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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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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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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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Mountain of debt being stored up for 2021 as debtors take cover behind protections

Mountain of debt being stored up for 2021 as debtors take cover behind protections

05 October 2020

Following the recent announcement of a further extension to the legislative ban on insolvency actions in the wake of COVID-19, creditors are facing up to the reality that significant amounts...

Author: Darren Toombs
Practice Area: Debt Recovery, Insolvency and Restructuring

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Irish High Court refuses to set aside renewal of Personal Injury Summons

Irish High Court refuses to set aside renewal of Personal Injury Summons

02 October 2020

BackgroundIn the case of Shelia Murphy v. HSE (Record Number: 2018/7802P), Mr Justice Cross, in his judgment delivered on 29th September 2020, dismissed the Defendant’s Application to set aside the...

Author: Alan Martin
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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Adjudication: Obstacles for liquidators and administrators

Adjudication: Obstacles for liquidators and administrators

01 October 2020

In June 2020 we wrote about the decision of the UK Supreme Court in Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd. That case confirmed that...

Author: John Dugdale
Practice Area: Construction Law

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COVID-19: Job Support Scheme

COVID-19: Job Support Scheme

29 September 2020

The Chancellor has revealed the Job Support Scheme (JSS), a new wage subsidy scheme designed to assist those employers facing lower demand over the winter months due to COVID-19. The...

Author: Hannah McGrath
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Employment Law

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