Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
Post-Termination and Liquidated Damages

Post-Termination and Liquidated Damages

08 September 2021

A decision of the Supreme Court has clarified whether liquidated damages are payable in the event of termination of a contract. Background This case concerned a dispute between...

Author: John Dugdale
Practice Area: Construction Law

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Compulsory ADR?

Compulsory ADR?

27 August 2021

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has become a key part of solving litigious disputes outside the Court Room. The process of ADR is becoming increasingly encouraged by the Courts as a...

Author: Lucy Clarke
Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Green is the New Black: The Legal Implications of Upcycling in a Fashion Forward Era

Green is the New Black: The Legal Implications of Upcycling in a Fashion Forward Era

23 August 2021

Upcycling has recently been deemed the biggest fashion trend of Spring / Summer 2021. The idea of providing a “second life” to pre-worn clothing has come to the fore of...

Author: Shannon Gawley
Practice Area: Commercial Law

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Charity Regulation in Northern Ireland – An Update

Charity Regulation in Northern Ireland – An Update

11 August 2021

The judgment in McKee & Others v Charity Commission for Northern Ireland delivered in February 2020 held that the Charity Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 (the “Act”) did not provide the...

Author: Rosie Timoney
Practice Area: Charity Law, Corporate - M&A

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Solicitor’s Undertakings and the Court’s Inherent Jurisdiction

Solicitor’s Undertakings and the Court’s Inherent Jurisdiction

11 August 2021

On 23 July 2021, the Supreme Court handed down Judgment in the case of Harcus Sinclair LLP –v- Your Lawyers Ltd. Whilst the Supreme Court concluded that a non-compete clause...

Author: Timothy Cockram
Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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​openDemocracy accuses UK Government of Orwellian units and launches legal action for transparency

​openDemocracy accuses UK Government of Orwellian units and launches legal action for transparency

28 July 2021

openDemocracy, an independent global media platform has won a landmark legal victory against the UK Government. The UK Government has been ordered to release documents about ‘Clearing House’, which is...

Author: Olivia O'Kane
Practice Area: Media and Entertainment

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Channel 5 ordered to pay ‘substantial damages’ to couple in settling legal action over misuse of private information.

Channel 5 ordered to pay ‘substantial damages’ to couple in settling legal action over misuse of private information.

28 July 2021

Following a High Court action for misuse of private information, a couple featured on the British factual documentary series "Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away!" has received a public apology...

Author: Olivia O'Kane
Practice Area: Media and Entertainment

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The Role of the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman – An Overview

The Role of the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman – An Overview

26 July 2021

The Role of the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman – An OverviewMany people will have heard of the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman (‘the Ombudsman’); but not everyone will be...

Author: Olivia Carroll
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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Post-Brexit changes on the horizon for UK Competition Law on Vertical Agreements

Post-Brexit changes on the horizon for UK Competition Law on Vertical Agreements

09 July 2021

The Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’) published a Consultation document on 17 June setting out possible changes to competition law on vertical agreements (which are essentially agreements between players at...

Author: Richard Gray
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A
Sector: Brexit

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High Court gives valuable lesson on valid service

High Court gives valuable lesson on valid service

08 July 2021

In the recent case of R (Good Law Project) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care [2021] EWHC 1782 (TCC) the High Court provided a salutary lesson on...

Author: Lucy Clarke
Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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