News & Events

An archive of the latest Carson McDowell news, events, and seminars.
A reason to leave the house in COVID times

A reason to leave the house in COVID times

14 August 2020

Following the Chancellor’s ‘mini-budget’ in July, individuals replacing their main residential property between 8 July 2020 and 31 March 2021, will only pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on purchases...

Author: Donia Reynolds
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Real Estate

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Brexit Update: Money Pledged for Northern Ireland

Brexit Update: Money Pledged for Northern Ireland

14 August 2020

Whilst much of 2020 has been overtaken by the coronavirus pandemic, looming in the background is the ongoing matter of Brexit. In the last week there have been various announcements...

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

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New law introduced affecting redundancy and notice pay calculations for those on Furlough

New law introduced affecting redundancy and notice pay calculations for those on Furlough

06 August 2020

On 30 July 2020, the UK Government announced the introduction of legislation with effect from 31 July 2020 to ensure that furloughed employees receive statutory redundancy pay based on their...

Author: Sophie Hanna
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Employment Law

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FCA Test Case: Business Interruption Insurance Update

FCA Test Case: Business Interruption Insurance Update

05 August 2020

We have recently highlighted that the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) is bringing a test case seeking clarity on the interpretation of non-damage business interruption insurance (“BI”) policies for losses suffered...

Author: Rachel Craig
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A, COVID-19

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Watch this Space: Points to note for landlords when dealing with social distancing drawbacks

Watch this Space: Points to note for landlords when dealing with social distancing drawbacks

31 July 2020

It is now an accepted part of daily life that we all need to keep our distance to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. This has become even more important...

Author: Donia Reynolds
Practice Area: Real Estate

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It’s time to CoP on!

It’s time to CoP on!

28 July 2020

After a slight delay owing to COVID-19, the Confirmation of Payee (“CoP”) system is now fully up and running in the six main banking groups in the UK. Other smaller...

Author: Orla Hanna
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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Cyber security risks during a pandemic

Cyber security risks during a pandemic

24 July 2020

By Joanne Cracknell and Shauna McAuley. The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has sent shockwaves throughout the world bringing with it a sense of fear and unease. There is also desire amongst...

Author: Shauna McAuley
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Cyber Security

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Schrems II and its Impact on Data Transfers

Schrems II and its Impact on Data Transfers

23 July 2020

Introduction For many organisations, the international transfer of data is essential for business operations. The recent decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) in the...

Author: Aisling O'Hare
Practice Area: General Data Protection Regulations

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'Smash and Grab' and the Correction Principle

'Smash and Grab' and the Correction Principle

10 July 2020

Seemingly prevalent within the construction industry in Northern Ireland and Great Britain, a 'smash and grab' adjudication enables a contractor to claim payment of the amount stated in an interim...

Author: John Dugdale
Practice Area: Construction Law

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The Times They Are A-Changin'

The Times They Are A-Changin'

02 July 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, contractors have been dusting down their contracts and reviewing the various provisions to consider what protection they offer in the context of the...

Author: Gavin Kerr
Practice Area: Construction Law, COVID-19

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