Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
The Perils of Break Clauses:  Part 978

The Perils of Break Clauses: Part 978

24 November 2020

On the topic of break clauses, the requirement to give “vacant possession” has given rise to much debate and a significant number of judicial decisions. The recently decided case of...

Author: Chris Phillips

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NEC4: Second set of amendments and a nod to recent case law

NEC4: Second set of amendments and a nod to recent case law

20 November 2020

On the 30 October 2020, the NEC published its second set of amendments (the first being in January 2019) to its NEC4 suite of contracts. The latest amendments take account...

Author: Gavin Kerr
Practice Area: Construction Law

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Brexit: Food and drink labelling changes for Northern Ireland

Brexit: Food and drink labelling changes for Northern Ireland

18 November 2020

The UK Government recently published guidance confirming the requirements for labelling and packaging of food and drink in readiness for the end of the Brexit transition period. Providing some much...

Author: Richard Gray
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A
Sector: Brexit, Food and Agriculture

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High Court refuses to enforce an adjudicator’s decision

High Court refuses to enforce an adjudicator’s decision

12 November 2020

The High Court of Northern Ireland has refused to enforce an adjudicator’s decision, where, in the period since the adjudication, the parties had agreed that the defects which were the...

Author: John Dugdale
Practice Area: Construction Law

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​Update on Aggregation Clauses in Insurance Contracts

​Update on Aggregation Clauses in Insurance Contracts

12 November 2020

The wording of an aggregation clause within a solicitor’s Policy of Professional Indemnity Insurance was recently considered by the High Court in England & Wales in the case of Lord...

Author: Timothy Cockram
Practice Area: Professional Indemnity

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Managing Lone Workers

Managing Lone Workers

28 October 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, employers have had to adapt to new ways of working. For many organisations this has entailed a large increase in the number of home workers. ...

Author: Ashleigh Birkett
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Health and Safety

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Decarbonisation and Green Home Retrofit Funding Principles

Decarbonisation and Green Home Retrofit Funding Principles

09 October 2020

There have been many tumultuous and headline grabbing events in 2020. Against this back drop there is a good chance that some of the most significant announcements relating to our...

Author: Orla Hanna
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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Brexit and the future of Intellectual Property Rights

Brexit and the future of Intellectual Property Rights

08 October 2020

On the 31st January 2020, the United Kingdom’s controversial departure from the European Union (“EU”) came to fruition. The terms on which this departure would be based caused huge debate...

Author: Dawn McKnight
Practice Area: Intellectual Property

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Modern Slavery Act 2015 – UK Government’s response to transparency in supply chains consultation

Modern Slavery Act 2015 – UK Government’s response to transparency in supply chains consultation

06 October 2020

On 22nd September 2020, the UK government published its response to the transparency in supply chains consultation which took place in July 2019. The response adopts many of the changes...

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

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Importance of environmental due diligence and good negotiation when entering into a lease

Importance of environmental due diligence and good negotiation when entering into a lease

01 October 2020

Tenant’s covenants can effect a significant transfer of risk from the landlord to the tenant and always require close attention when negotiating a commercial lease. By carrying out due diligence...

Author: Hannah Grimley
Practice Area: Real Estate

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