Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
Changes to Procurement Thresholds from 1 January 2022

Changes to Procurement Thresholds from 1 January 2022

07 January 2022

From 1 January 2022, two key changes have taken effect, as follows: 1. As happens every 2 years, the financial thresholds above which a regulated tender process is...

Author: Kerry Teahan
Practice Area: Procurement Law

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

13 December 2021

The importance and utility of effective management of mental health in the workplace was already gaining traction with a number of employers well before the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now...

Author: Ashleigh Birkett
Practice Area: Health and Safety

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A verbal agreement not to require payment of liquidated damages – is it binding?

A verbal agreement not to require payment of liquidated damages – is it binding?

06 December 2021

Introduction In the case of Mansion Place Limited (Mansion) v Fox Industrial Services Limited (Fox), the Technology and Construction Court in England had to consider whether an alleged verbal...

Practice Area: Construction Law

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Clarity on the Avoidance of Employer’s Liability Insurance Policies

Clarity on the Avoidance of Employer’s Liability Insurance Policies

03 December 2021

On the 24th November 2021, some clarity was provided by the High Court of England and Wales in relation to the avoidance of an employer's liability policy by insurers on...

Author: Cathal O'Neill
Practice Area: Defence Insurance Litigation

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Insolvency and COVID-19 Fraud – Directors Personally Liable for Company Debts

Insolvency and COVID-19 Fraud – Directors Personally Liable for Company Debts

30 November 2021

HMRC has published new guidance on the Joint Liability Notice (“JLN”) regime introduced by the Finance Act 2020 (“the Act”). Under this regime, company directors and persons connected to...

Author: Neasa Quigley
Practice Area: Commercial Law, Corporate - M&A, Insolvency and Restructuring

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Dispute Resolution under the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract

Dispute Resolution under the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract

17 November 2021

Introduction In the case of Greater Glasgow Health Board v Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd and others the Court of Session in Scotland had to consider whether or not a...

Author: John Dugdale
Practice Area: Construction Law

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Returning the Market to ‘Normal’: New Laws and Code of Practice to resolve remaining COVID-19 Commercial Rent Debt Disputes

Returning the Market to ‘Normal’: New Laws and Code of Practice to resolve remaining COVID-19 Commercial Rent Debt Disputes

17 November 2021

New Changes On 9 November 2021, the UK Business Secretary announced new laws and a Code of Practice that will try to resolve the remaining commercial rent debt accrued...

Author: Emma Cooper
Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Real Estate

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Sportradar AG v Football DataCo: The Intersection of Live Sports Betting and Competition Law

Sportradar AG v Football DataCo: The Intersection of Live Sports Betting and Competition Law

16 November 2021

The current dispute between Sportradar AG (“Sportradar”) and Football DataCo Limited (“DataCo”), scheduled to be heard by the Competition Appeal Tribunal (the “CAT”) in October 2022, sheds further light on...

Author: James Milliken
Practice Area: Commercial Law

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Driven to Distraction; the importance of accurate Will drafting.

Driven to Distraction; the importance of accurate Will drafting.

04 November 2021

Author Marty Rubin once commented that “When the meaning is unclear, there is no meaning.” This reflection is undoubtedly true in many aspects of life. Still, it is particularly...

Author: Andrew Davison
Practice Area: Private Client

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The Office for the Internal Market – What is it?

The Office for the Internal Market – What is it?

26 October 2021

The Competition and Markets Authority (the “CMA”) launched the Office for the Internal Market (the “OIM”) on 21 September 2021. The OIM’s objective is to support the effective operation...

Author: Nicole McAlorum
Practice Area: EU and Competition

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