Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
Your liquor licence – time for renewal

Your liquor licence – time for renewal

28 June 2022

All liquor licences which authorise the retail sale of alcohol in Northern Ireland must be renewed by the end of September 2022 and the applications for renewal need to be...

Author: Niall Hargan
Practice Area: Licensing, Gaming and Betting

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Health and Safety Roundup

Health and Safety Roundup

27 June 2022

Our health and safety team take a look at recent prosecutions, updates and developments. Prosecutions Newtownabbey company fined NK Coatings Limited been fined £120,000 having entered...

Author: Ashleigh Birkett
Practice Area: Health and Safety

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Change is coming: Data Reform Bill announced in Queen’s Speech

Change is coming: Data Reform Bill announced in Queen’s Speech

01 June 2022

In the Queen’s Speech delivered on 10 May 2022, the UK government heralded its intention to introduce a new Data Reform Bill. The announcement marks the first step towards...

Author: Laura Cunningham
Practice Area: Commercial Law

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REGOs and REPowerEU - is the Protocol working for the all-island electricity market?

REGOs and REPowerEU - is the Protocol working for the all-island electricity market?

01 June 2022

With the approval of the Climate Change Bill, and the new Energy Strategy, Northern Ireland is finally starting to catch up with the UK and Ireland by setting a renewable...

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

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Overview Of The National Security And Investment Act 2021

Overview Of The National Security And Investment Act 2021

31 May 2022

Introduction The National Security and Investment Act (NSI) came into force on the 4th January 2022 and reflects a global trend for more intervention in and scrutiny...

Author: Richard Gray

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Health and Safety Roundup

Health and Safety Roundup

19 May 2022

Our health and safety team take a look at recent prosecutions, legislation, updates and developments. Prosecutions Council fined for Hand Arm Vibration Following an HSE prosecution, Lancashire...

Author: Ashleigh Birkett
Practice Area: Health and Safety

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Pay now adjudicate later….

Pay now adjudicate later….

19 May 2022

Under a construction contract, a party to that contract has the statutory right under the Construction Contracts (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (the “Order”) to refer a dispute to adjudication at...

Author: Gavin Kerr
Practice Area: Construction Law

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Fresh Bankruptcy Guidance issued. Creditors beware of acting in haste without a Judgment

Fresh Bankruptcy Guidance issued. Creditors beware of acting in haste without a Judgment

16 May 2022

Fresh Guidance has been issued recently by the High Court in Belfast on the issuing of Bankruptcy Petitions by Creditors. Unless the Master has otherwise permitted, the...

Author: Darren Toombs
Practice Area: Banking & Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring

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Health and Safety Update May 2022

Health and Safety Update May 2022

04 May 2022

Our health and safety team take a look at recent prosecutions, updates, legislation and developments in Northern Ireland. Prosecutions Unnecessary spread of asbestos material at a factory site...

Author: Ben Johnston
Practice Area: Health and Safety

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​Insolvency Situation may have just landed in the Social Conscience

​Insolvency Situation may have just landed in the Social Conscience

29 April 2022

Listening to a phone-in on Radio 5 this morning, it was apparent that something playing on my mind is now moving more generally into the social conscience. Brexit,...

Author: Darren Toombs
Practice Area: Insolvency and Restructuring

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