Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
Brexit: The “Meaningful Vote”

Brexit: The “Meaningful Vote”

07 December 2018

By Tuesday of next week the House of Commons will have spent five days debating the EU Withdrawal Agreement and the Future Framework for relations negotiated between the UK government...

Sector: Brexit

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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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The EU-UK Draft Withdrawal Agreement, 14 November 2018

The EU-UK Draft Withdrawal Agreement, 14 November 2018

22 November 2018

A lengthy 585 page withdrawal deal was struck between EU negotiators and the UK government, on Wednesday 14 November 2018. The political hurdles before it can be agreed and implemented...

Author: Stuart Anderson
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A
Sector: Brexit

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HSENI release 2017/18 annual report

HSENI release 2017/18 annual report

15 November 2018

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) recently published its 2017/18 Annual Report. Workplace fatalities have seen a marked decrease of 31% to 11...

Author: Ben Johnston

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Time for a holiday? The next instalment in the holiday pay saga…..

Time for a holiday? The next instalment in the holiday pay saga…..

07 November 2018

The much awaited decision of the Industrial Tribunal in the matter of Agnew & Others v Chief Constable of Northern Ireland and David Brian Anderson and Others v Police Authority...

Author: Sarah Cochrane
Practice Area: Employment Law

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CML Form Updates - what you need to know

CML Form Updates - what you need to know

05 November 2018

From 1st July 2017, the Council of Mortgage Lenders was integrated into a new trade association known as UK Finance. As part of this transition, a new Disclosure of Incentives...

Author: Maeve Corrigan
Practice Area: Real Estate

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Procurement Update - Winter 2018

Procurement Update - Winter 2018

26 October 2018

Our new-look procurement update focuses on recent case law of both the European and national courts as well as updates published by the Cabinet Office and European Parliament....

Author: Niamh Magee
Practice Area: Procurement Law

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