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Michael Duffy

It’s all about control!

23 March 2017

The High Court in Northern Ireland has recently considered the law relating to the setting aside of transactions carried out by a bankrupt in the years leading up to the order of bankruptcy. Read More

Emily Paisley

Primary school unlawfully discriminates against young school girl as a result of her disability (ASD).

20 March 2017

Worthingtons Solicitors were instructed on behalf of a young primary school child, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and who is the subject of a Statement of Special Educational Needs. The young girl was excluded from her class residential away trip, and was suspended from school on two occasions as a result of her behaviour, which arose (it was argued) as a result of her disability and as a result of the school’s failure to put in place adequate coping strategies for her. Read More

Emily Paisley

Make customers aware of late payments policy

14 March 2017

For many businesses pursuing and recovering business debt is a priority. The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 should be of interest as it inserts an implied term for interest, together with a fixed sum charge and arguably costs, in business to business contracts for the supply of goods and services, where the contract is otherwise silent in this regard. Read More

Rachel Toner

Legal Survival Kit for the First Time Buyer

20 February 2017

Purchasing your first home can be a daunting prospect. We’ve put together a guide to the key issues that can negatively impact on a first-time home buyer, the key stages of the buying process and some helpful professional tips regarding the legalities of your purchase. Read More

Brian Moss

A Guide to Special Education Needs and the Law in Northern Ireland

25 January 2017

The following guide sets out key information about Special Education Needs in Northern Ireland together with guidance on the legal rights and expectations of parents who feel their children’s needs are not being met at School. It’s designed to help parents find out more about definitions of special education needs, your legal rights and entitlements and legal case examples from Northern Ireland – written by Education solicitor Brian Moss. Read More

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