Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
Charitable Companies: Duties of directors

Charitable Companies: Duties of directors

19 February 2019

If you are a trustee of a Northern Irish charity which is incorporated (i.e is registered at Companies House), you will also be a statutory director. As holder...

Author: Rosie Timoney
Practice Area: Charity Law
Sector: Not for Profit

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Calling all estate agents: good and bad news from the Supreme Court

Calling all estate agents: good and bad news from the Supreme Court

15 February 2019

On the 13th February the Supreme Court announced its judgement in the case of Wells v Devani [2019] UKSC 4. On the face of it, the ruling is good news...

Author: Claire Elliott
Practice Area: Real Estate

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Open Banking One Year On - The Paper(less) Anniversary

Open Banking One Year On - The Paper(less) Anniversary

07 February 2019

Just over one year ago, the Revised Payment Service Directive (“PSD2”) came into effect in the UK through the nationwide initiative introduced by the Competitions and Market Authority (the “CMA”),...

Author: Claire McCloskey

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Dutch Surgeon wins ‘right to be forgotten’ Case

Dutch Surgeon wins ‘right to be forgotten’ Case

01 February 2019

What is the right to be forgotten?The ‘right to be forgotten’ was first recognised by the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) in the case of Google v...

Author: Stephanie Johnston
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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Consultation on Civil Court Fees

Consultation on Civil Court Fees

23 January 2019

In 2016, the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service (‘NICTS’), launched a consultation paper proposing three methods by which to increase Civil Court Fees. The purpose of the increase was...

Author: Laura Menary
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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​Charitable Companies: Duties of charity trustees

​Charitable Companies: Duties of charity trustees

07 January 2019

When a trustee joins the board of a charitable company they will inevitably be offered some corporate governance training. This training can often throw up legal jargon and rhyme off...

Author: Rosie Timoney
Practice Area: Charity Law
Sector: Not for Profit

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Supreme Court bolsters tenant rights

Supreme Court bolsters tenant rights

05 December 2018

If a landlord has firm redevelopment plans which it genuinely intends to implement and has the means and the benefit of all statutory consents required to do so,it should -...

Author: Rosemary Carson
Practice Area: Real Estate

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A word of warning before your Christmas party and any after party

A word of warning before your Christmas party and any after party

04 December 2018

The Court of Appeal has found a company vicariously liable for the actions of its managing director after he assaulted an employee following their Christmas party (Clive Bellman -v- Northampton...

Author: Leanne McCleery
Practice Area: Employment Law

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First Aid for Mental Health

First Aid for Mental Health

28 November 2018

The Health and Safety Executive (“HSE”) has published updated first aid guidance to help employers manage mental ill health in the workplace. The guidance states: “HSE cannot tell you...

Author: Ashleigh Birkett
Practice Area: Health and Safety

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Charitable Companies: Putting the “Good” in Good Governance

Charitable Companies: Putting the “Good” in Good Governance

26 November 2018

It is essential that charitable companies understand what is required from a governance perspective. Governance is not a tick box exercise but rather an elephant in the board room at...

Author: Rosie Timoney
Practice Area: Charity Law
Sector: Not for Profit

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