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Public Services Ombudsman Complaints on the rise.

14 August 2019 It may or may not come as a surprise to learn that a report released on 11th July 2019 revealed that complaints to the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman increased by 15% in the... READ

What is Judicial Review?

02 April 2019 Guidance on the grounds on which the decision of a public body may be challenged by way of judicial review and the means by which this might be funded. What is Judicial Review? Judicial... READ

Cycling accidents: What to do and how to claim…

The popularity of cycling has increased significantly over the past number of years with many recalling the Giro D’Italia gracing the road of Northern Ireland in 2014 and the Gran Fondo recently completing its... READ

Regulatory Breach? Trading Standards Service Investigation?

What happens when Trading Standards Service Investigate your Business? The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations came into force on 26 May 2008, implementing the EU Unfair Commercial Practices Directive and apply to all... READ

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

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... READ

How insurance can insulate you from legal costs

Starting and indeed running a business can be both rewarding and challenging in these uncertain times. There are many legal and other pitfalls that can beset a growing business, including non-payment of a debt... READ

Hearing Loss – an occupational health hazard

27 March 2019 Whilst hearing loss is often seen as an inevitable consequence of ageing, and usually merits no more than a cursory “I’m going deaf”, it should always be remembered that hearing problems can be embarrassing... READ

Frampton v McGuigan: The gloves are off

Frampton v McGuigan: The gloves are off Mr Justice Horner decided that Carl Frampton’s action against his former boxing manger, Barry McGuigan, can be heard in Belfast. The venue for the related actions brought... READ

Personal debt levels in Northern Ireland highest in the UK!

26 March 2019 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... READ

Are your terms certain?

An essential element to any contract is certainty of terms. A recent case in the Court of Appeal, Robert Bou-Simon –v – BGC Brokers LP, highlighted the risks once again where terms to a... READ
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