Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
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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Future Regulation of State Aid in the event of No Deal Brexit

Future Regulation of State Aid in the event of No Deal Brexit

06 March 2019

The Government has published draft regulations and guidance on the future regulation of state aid in the event of a No Deal Brexit. For...

Author: Niamh Magee
Practice Area: EU and Competition
Sector: Brexit

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Comparison between JSB Guidelines from March 2013 and new JSB guidelines published February 2019

Comparison between JSB Guidelines from March 2013 and new JSB guidelines published February 2019

26 February 2019

The updated JSB Guidelines for the assessment of general damages in personal injury cases in Northern Ireland were published this week and are effective immediately. As a general rule,...

Author: John McCloskey

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Charitable Companies: Duties of directors

Charitable Companies: Duties of directors

19 February 2019

If you are a trustee of a Northern Irish charity which is incorporated (i.e is registered at Companies House), you will also be a statutory director. As holder...

Author: Rosie Timoney
Practice Area: Charity Law
Sector: Not for Profit

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