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Charity Law Update in Northern Ireland

06 June 2019 Charity trustees in Northern Ireland are volunteers, placed in a special position of trust. Every charity trustee needs to be aware that they are the people individually and collectively responsible for the charity and... READ

Interested in recovering business debts?

29 May 2019 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... READ

The importance of procedure – don’t get caught out!

A recent Decision of the Industrial Tribunal in Belfast serves as a useful reminder to employers about the procedures that should be followed when dismissing, or taking disciplinary action against, an employee. In the... READ

The key differences between a lease and a licence…

Do you have a lease or a licence? Why is it important? A licence (in respect of land or property) is permission to do something with that land which would otherwise be deemed trespass.... READ

GDPR Compliance Programmes – 12 months down the track, time to consider a review

The GDPR became effective in all EU member states and in the European Economic Area (EEA) jurisdictions on 25 May 2018, introducing a new harmonised data protection compliance regime. A company’s failure to comply... READ

Has your child been refused admission to their first choice Secondary School?

If so we may be able to help… There are two ways to challenge admission to Secondary School: The School Admissions Appeal Tribunal The Exceptional Circumstances Body 1. The School Admissions Appeal Tribunal An... READ

New legislation could outlaw gagging orders

08 May 2019 New proposals have been unveiled by the government which aim to prevent employers from using non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to conceal complaints of bullying and sexual harassment in the workplace. Non-disclosure agreements, or ‘gagging orders’... READ

An overview of the grounds for divorce in Northern Ireland

16 April 2019 In light of the announcement by the Government last week regarding imminent reform to the divorce system in England and Wales, Clare Curran, Partner in charge of the Matrimonial Department at Worthingtons Solicitors based... READ

The value of break clauses in a commercial lease

With the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union looming on the horizon, surrounded by a storm of disagreement and the risk of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit, uncertainty remains a constant for businesses located... READ

Case of teacher gives guidance on suspending staff

08 April 2019 The question whether an employer should suspend an employee can unfortunately arise in any workplace, whether it is a small business, charity or public sector organisation. In a recent case heard in England –... READ
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