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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


10 July 2019 Anyone buying a house is familiar with the principle of caveat emptor, let the buyer beware, which is the rationale behind the obtaining of surveys to check the condition of the property. The same... READ

Can a Contract Audit Save your Business Money?

26 June 2019 In an uncertain market, businesses may wish to conduct an audit of all contracts to identify areas for potential savings. This may also identify contracts which are no longer commercially viable. In addition, if... READ

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

The growth of franchising

25 February 2019 Despite the uncertainty of Brexit and continuing economic pressures, franchising in Northern Ireland continues to expand. Irish fast food chain Four Star Pizza has confirmed plans that it is to open 10 more stores... READ

Travel time is “working time”

04 January 2016 The Working Time Directive defines “working time” as any period during which the worker is working, at the employer’s disposal and carrying out his or her activity or duties. A “rest period” is any... READ

The Imperfect Gift!

19 July 2013 Where properties are transferred at less than their market value the Official Receiver in bankruptcy can and will step in to recover property. A recent case in the Belfast High Court highlighted the risks... READ
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