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M&A Transactions during Covid-19

14 October 2020 We have prepared this article to outline the key considerations at each of the stages of an M&A transaction that are most affected by Covid-19. 1. Considering an M&A transaction Due Diligence It is... READ

Recent legal case highlights loyalty expected with charitable companies

02 September 2020 The Supreme Court delivered a recent landmark judgment for charity law in Lehtimaki v Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK) and others confirming that members of all charitable companies owe fiduciary duties to the charitable... READ

Thousands of NI Charities told registrations deemed unlawful after Court Ruling

24 July 2020 The February 2020 Court of Appeal ruling in the case of McKee & Others v Charity Commission for Northern Ireland  held that the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (the “Commission”) does not have the... READ

Business Insolvency Laws Relaxed During Covid-19

27 May 2020 Article 178 of the Insolvency (NI) Order (1989) outlines that wrongful trading occurs when a director continues to trade and incur liabilities on behalf of their business when they were aware, or ought to... READ

Online Company Incorporation Service

19 May 2020 Worthingtons Solicitors Commercial Team act for some of Northern Ireland’s most successful businesses. We understand your business needs are still ongoing during the Covid-19 lockdown, and we aim to bring fast and efficient services... READ

Data Protection and Internet Safety for Charities and Businesses during Covid-19

07 May 2020 During the government lockdown due to Covid-19, the ability to work remotely has proved essential in protecting staff, safeguarding customers and saving businesses.  Whilst many organisations have been carrying out ‘business as usual’, others... READ

Covid-19: Crisis advice for charities and their trustees

17 April 2020 Charities in Northern Ireland are to get over £10 million as part of a government support package announced on 8 April 2020 by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. These recent government measures will include cash grants... READ

Contracting Covid-19 – What now for Commercial Contracts?

08 April 2020 The uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has sent economic markets around the world into a state of flux, the true impact of which will remain unknown for some time. With each passing day, businesses... READ

Court of Appeal upholds judgement challenging decision-making powers of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

06 March 2020 The validity of up to 170 orders made by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (the “Commission”) could be challenged as the Court of Appeal recently upheld the High Court decision that the Commission’s... READ

Is it possible to Brexit proof your business?

11 September 2019 Following an historic vote by MPs last week to take control of parliamentary business and block a no-deal Brexit, many commentators have reported that the latest economic health check suggests the UK economy is... READ
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