News & Events

An archive of the latest Carson McDowell news, events, and seminars.
People want to come back to the office but the days of 'Desk Factories' are gone

People want to come back to the office but the days of 'Desk Factories' are gone

14 April 2021

Depending on what day you click on the news, you’ll find any number of articles saying either that the office is dead because people have proven how easy it is...

Author: Dawson McConkey
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Real Estate

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Extension to Restriction of Forfeiture for Commercial Properties

Extension to Restriction of Forfeiture for Commercial Properties

30 March 2021

The protections for business tenants brought in by the Coronavirus Act 2020 have been extended once again, now expiring on 30th June 2021.This brings the prohibition on rent-based forfeitures for...

Author: Shane McVeigh
Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Real Estate

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Watching Their Wellbeing

Watching Their Wellbeing

29 March 2021

Under new rules introduced by Ofcom, broadcasters must ensure that a greater emphasis is placed on caring for the mental health and wellbeing of participants in TV and radio shows....

Author: Hannah Stewart
Practice Area: Media and Defamation

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Drayton Manor Park Ltd fined £1m

Drayton Manor Park Ltd fined £1m

24 March 2021

Stafford Crown Court has issued a fine of £1m to Drayton Manor Park Ltd following a guilty plea for health and safety breaches relating to the death of 11-year-old Evha...

Author: Ben Johnston
Practice Area: Health and Safety

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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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