News & Events

An archive of the latest Carson McDowell news, events, and seminars.
Mountain of debt being stored up for 2021 as debtors take cover behind protections

Mountain of debt being stored up for 2021 as debtors take cover behind protections

05 October 2020

Following the recent announcement of a further extension to the legislative ban on insolvency actions in the wake of COVID-19, creditors are facing up to the reality that significant amounts...

Author: Darren Toombs
Practice Area: Debt Recovery, Insolvency and Restructuring

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Irish High Court refuses to set aside renewal of Personal Injury Summons

Irish High Court refuses to set aside renewal of Personal Injury Summons

02 October 2020

BackgroundIn the case of Shelia Murphy v. HSE (Record Number: 2018/7802P), Mr Justice Cross, in his judgment delivered on 29th September 2020, dismissed the Defendant’s Application to set aside the...

Author: Alan Martin
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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Adjudication: Obstacles for liquidators and administrators

Adjudication: Obstacles for liquidators and administrators

01 October 2020

In June 2020 we wrote about the decision of the UK Supreme Court in Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd. That case confirmed that...

Author: John Dugdale
Practice Area: Construction Law

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COVID-19: Job Support Scheme

COVID-19: Job Support Scheme

29 September 2020

The Chancellor has revealed the Job Support Scheme (JSS), a new wage subsidy scheme designed to assist those employers facing lower demand over the winter months due to COVID-19. The...

Author: Hannah McGrath
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Employment Law

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COVID-19: FCA Test Case on Business Interruption Cover

COVID-19: FCA Test Case on Business Interruption Cover

16 September 2020

Whilst most businesses are unlikely to have taken out specific pandemic insurance, it is likely that the majority will have cover for business interruption. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) took...

Author: John McCloskey
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Defence Insurance Litigation

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The ICO’s Age Appropriate Design Code comes into force

The ICO’s Age Appropriate Design Code comes into force

04 September 2020

Data sits at the heart of the digital services that most people, including children, use every day. Data relating to children is afforded special protection in the GDPR and the...

Author: Aisling O'Hare
Practice Area: Commercial Law

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Serving notice under a contract? ASAP means ASAP

Serving notice under a contract? ASAP means ASAP

02 September 2020

The recent judgment in Towergate Financial (Group) Ltd & Ors v Hopkinson & Ors [2020] EWHC 984 (Comm) is an important reminder for contracting parties to comply with all the...

Author: Rachel Craig
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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Hydrogen: A “hot topic” in renewable energy

Hydrogen: A “hot topic” in renewable energy

28 August 2020

With the energy transition progressing, hydrogen is a “hot topic” in the shift to clean energy.Hydrogen as an energy carrier is not a new concept. However, in the last few...

Author: Le-ann Campbell
Practice Area: Energy and Renewables

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Anchor tenants welcome clarification from the Supreme Court on whether restrictive covenants “restrain trade”

Anchor tenants welcome clarification from the Supreme Court on whether restrictive covenants “restrain trade”

27 August 2020

Last week the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in a case which had its origins in what the court dubbed the “economic and political wasteland” that was 1970's Derry/Londonderry....

Author: Claire Elliott
Practice Area: Real Estate

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Irish Court of Appeal reaffirms guiding principles for strike out as a consequence of delay

Irish Court of Appeal reaffirms guiding principles for strike out as a consequence of delay

24 August 2020

In the case of Paul Kenny v. Motor Network Limited (t/a Jennings Truck Centre) and J. Harris Assemblers (Record Number: 2017/553, Neutral Citation Number [2020] IECA 114, High Court Record...

Author: Daniel O'Connell
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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