Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
​Developers take note, Covenants Arntz set in stone!

​Developers take note, Covenants Arntz set in stone!

19 September 2019

The £100m development at the old Arntz Belting Company site in Londonderry can now proceed without fear of legal action by the freeholder, after the Lands Tribunal modified the covenants...

Author: Claire Elliott
Practice Area: Real Estate

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Will Brexit threaten EU protected food names?

Will Brexit threaten EU protected food names?

27 August 2019

According to Invest Northern Ireland the food and drink sector is worth £5 billion to the economy in Northern Ireland. As well as being the largest manufacturer and a leading...

Author: Richard Gray
Practice Area: EU and Competition
Sector: Brexit, Food and Agriculture

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Will a no-deal Brexit lead to any relaxation in competition enforcement for the food and drinks industry?

Will a no-deal Brexit lead to any relaxation in competition enforcement for the food and drinks industry?

14 August 2019

Within the UK, it’s fairly well known that agreements which “Directly or indirectly fix purchase or selling prices or any other trading conditions; limit or control production, markets, technical...

Author: Kerry Teahan
Practice Area: EU and Competition
Sector: Brexit, Food and Agriculture

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Green Loan Principles

Green Loan Principles

17 June 2019

Summary Increasingly in recent months, the global finance markets have reported the arrangement of high profile, high value “Green Loan” facilities. In an age of...

Author: Fearghal McVey
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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Scam Victims Count on New Protection

Scam Victims Count on New Protection

30 May 2019

Customers tricked into authorising transfers to criminals in authorised push payment (“APP”) scams should find it significantly easier to recover lost funds under a new code that came into force...

Author: Claire McCloskey
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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Major Procedural Changes Introduced with the Launch of Northern Ireland Courts New Commercial Hub

Major Procedural Changes Introduced with the Launch of Northern Ireland Courts New Commercial Hub

16 May 2019

What is it? On 29th April 2019 the new Commercial Practice Direction (No 1 of 2019) came into operation. It applies to ALL litigated commercial actions with...

Author: Lucy Clarke
Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Sustainability Linked Loan Principles

Sustainability Linked Loan Principles

03 May 2019

Summary In March 2019 the Loan Market Association (LMA), the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) and the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) launched...

Author: Fearghal McVey
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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Updated Guidance for Businesses on Anti-Slavery Compliance as Reporting of Cases Rises by a Third

Updated Guidance for Businesses on Anti-Slavery Compliance as Reporting of Cases Rises by a Third

04 April 2019

The National Crime Agency has revealed that in 2018 there was a 36% year on year increase in UK wide reporting of cases of alleged modern slavery. Strikingly,...

Author: Stuart Anderson

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The New Electronic Communications Code – Deal or no deal?

The New Electronic Communications Code – Deal or no deal?

21 March 2019

The first case in England to consider the effect of the consideration and compensation provisions of the 2017 Electronic Communications Code (“the Code”) has recently been reported (EE Ltd and...

Author: Niall Hargan
Practice Area: Real Estate

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​Increase in Civil Court Fees

​Increase in Civil Court Fees

07 March 2019

In 2016 the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service consulted on proposals to increase Court fees.As a result a three year phased increase to Court fees was agreed and incorporated...

Author: Enya McKenna
Practice Area: Defence Insurance Litigation

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