Articles & Downloads / 2018 / August

Brian Moss

Back to School!

29 August 2018

With the new school year fast approaching, Brian Moss considers the legal rights of children with special educational needs Read More

Emily Paisley

Personal debt levels in Northern Ireland highest in the UK!

21 August 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) recent survey (Financial Lives 2017) found that personal debt levels in Northern Ireland are the highest in the UK, with adults owing £670 more than the national average. The survey also revealed that Northern Ireland also had a lower proportion of savers, with 67% of people reporting they had either no savings or less than £5,000. Read More

Michael Duffy

Recovering loss arising from a negligent survey when purchasing a property?

14 August 2018

Picture the scenario: a prospective purchaser has instructed a surveyor to prepare a report. The report shows that the property is structurally sound and the purchaser purchases the property on the strength of the survey. After moving in, the purchaser discovers defects or other adverse issues that were not revealed by the survey. Read More

Niall McMullan

Paid to Sleep

07 August 2018

The Court of Appeal in England & Wales have recently handed down the long-awaited decision in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake. Read More

Rachel Toner

Directors’ Duties and Avoiding the Hot Seat

07 August 2018

The fundamental principle of company law is that a limited company is a separate legal entity, meaning the company will be held liable for its actions, debts and obligations as opposed to the directors. This is known as the “corporate veil”, behind which the directors are usually protected from liability. However, this shield is not impenetrable and in certain circumstances a court may pierce the corporate veil and find the directors personally liable. As a result, it is vital that directors understand their duties and how to minimise the risk of sitting in the hot seat of personal liability. Read More

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