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Coronavirus: The failure to test patients being discharged from hospitals to care homes found “unlawful” by the English High Court

18 May 2022 In April 2022, the High Court in England found that the UK Government policies on discharging untested patients from hospitals to care homes in England at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic was unlawful.... READ

Protection from harassment – all you need to know about Civil Injunctions

30 March 2022 According to the PSNI’s most recent recorded crime by offence statistics published in May 2021, in 2020/2021 there were 11,359 reported harassment incidents in Northern Ireland. This figure is steadily increasing year on year.... READ

Protecting your business from unwanted auto-renewal contracts

03 February 2022 In March 2021, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an investigation into a number of anti-virus software companies and auto-renewing contracts. One of these companies was Norton which was identified as a culprit... READ

Ejectment Proceedings in Northern Ireland

30 June 2021 Ejectment is the legal process for recovering possession of land or title. In Northern Ireland, ejectment proceedings are commonly used to secure the eviction of private tenants who have not vacated the property following... READ

Occupational Asthma – more than a mere irritant

16 June 2021 One overlooked Industrial Disease is Occupational Asthma, generally noted as a disease which develops after exposure to and as a direct result of, amongst other things, gases, fumes and dust and other substances within... READ

Employing migrant workers after Brexit – will your business require a sponsorship licence?

11 November 2020 If you are in business, there may be many reasons why you would seek to, or even need to, employ a person from overseas, particularly in the globalised economy in which we all now... READ

Insurance doesn’t always provide assurance

30 September 2020 COVID-19, the government imposed ‘lockdown’, ongoing restrictions and the continued increase in infection levels have resulted in huge disruption for businesses resulting in substantial financial loss as well as permanent closures.  For some, knowing... READ

Insulating your business from legal costs

10 August 2020 Running a business can be challenging but this will be all the more so in these uncertain times as we embark upon the ‘new normal’ post-lockdown. There are many legal and other pitfalls that... READ

Claims over asbestos-related illness

26 June 2020 It is encouraging to see the Charity sector make great efforts to assist the NHS in these unusual times.  The global Covid-19 pandemic has placed enormous pressure on NHS resources, and the Charity sector... READ

Clarity on interruption insurance

20 May 2020 Many business owners have been left reeling from the disruption caused by Covid-19 and have sought to rely on Business Interruption Insurance attaching to commercial insurance policies. However, some Insurers have refused to pay... READ
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