News & Events

An archive of the latest Carson McDowell news, events, and seminars.
Recovery and Transition from COVID-19: Public Contracts and Procurement Guidance Note 02/20

Recovery and Transition from COVID-19: Public Contracts and Procurement Guidance Note 02/20

24 June 2020

Following the recent publication of the UK Cabinet Office guidance, Construction and Procurement Delivery (CPD) has now published its own Procurement Guidance Note (PGN) as an update for Northern Irish...

Author: Kerry Teahan
Practice Area: Procurement Law

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Adjudication: A ‘new’ tool for liquidators and administrators

Adjudication: A ‘new’ tool for liquidators and administrators

19 June 2020

A decision of the Supreme Court (the final court of appeal for civil cases in the United Kingdom) has confirmed that an insolvent company has the right to refer a...

Author: John Dugdale
Practice Area: Construction Law

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Certainty at Last

Certainty at Last

19 June 2020

In Re A Company (Injunction to Restrain Presentation of Petition) [2020] EWHC 1406 (Ch). We have all anticipated such a ruling but it is finally here. We...

Author: Darren Toombs
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Insolvency and Restructuring

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Effective Communication and Collaboration Remain Crucial for Landlords and Tenants

Effective Communication and Collaboration Remain Crucial for Landlords and Tenants

18 June 2020

It was Charles Darwin who said that “It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed”....

Author: Niall Hargan
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Licensing, Gaming and Betting, Real Estate

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Are you prepared for data protection in the time of coronavirus

Are you prepared for data protection in the time of coronavirus

12 June 2020

The 25th May 2020 marked the second birthday of the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), throughout the UK and Europe. Two years ago, the world’s toughest data...

Author: Olivia O'Kane
Practice Area: COVID-19 , General Data Protection Regulations

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New Measures Announced to Prevent COVID Insolvencies

New Measures Announced to Prevent COVID Insolvencies

11 June 2020

The Government has announced amendments to our insolvency laws which will provide companies financially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak with breathing space to allow them to explore alternative options. ...

Author: Shane McVeigh
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Insolvency and Restructuring

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New Green Loan Guidance Issued

New Green Loan Guidance Issued

05 June 2020

Two new guidance documents have been issued by the Loan Market Association (LMA), the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) and the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) offering clarifications...

Author: Fearghal McVey
Practice Area: Banking & Finance, COVID-19

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Adjudication and legal proceedings during lockdown

Adjudication and legal proceedings during lockdown

05 June 2020

QMAC Construction v Northern Ireland Housing Executive A recent judgment of the High Court in Northern Ireland has provided a valuable insight into the enforcement of adjudicator’s decisions, and...

Author: John Dugdale
Practice Area: Construction Law, COVID-19

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​Preparing for the ‘new normal’ in the Hospitality & Leisure Industry

​Preparing for the ‘new normal’ in the Hospitality & Leisure Industry

28 May 2020

Following publication of the Northern Ireland Executive Five Step Plan to ease the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place and with further announcements due, many businesses across the Hospitality and Leisure...

Author: Cathy Colton
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Licensing, Gaming and Betting

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Essential Energy Workers exempt from mandatory 14 day isolation requirement for UK travellers

Essential Energy Workers exempt from mandatory 14 day isolation requirement for UK travellers

28 May 2020

On Friday 22 May, the UK Government unveiled a major shift in border policy to be introduced next month in a bid to prevent a second wave of Covid-19 in...

Author: Le-ann Campbell
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Energy and Renewables
Sector: Energy and Renewables

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