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  • COVID-19: Guidance for NI & UK employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Updated 30 April 2020
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    COVID-19: Guidance for NI & UK employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Updated 30 April 2020

    On Monday 20 April 2020 the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) opened for applications via the 'Government Gateway' portal. In just one week, over 387,000 applications have been made, covering 2.8m employees...

    COVID-19 Belfast
  • In business, is a problem shared, a problem doubled?
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    In business, is a problem shared, a problem doubled?

    In life, it often happens that when someone shares an issue with a friend, they find that "the problem shared is a problem halved". That is a good outcome.

    COVID-19
  • Data Protection Commission publishes tips for video conferencing
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    Data Protection Commission publishes tips for video conferencing

    With the significant increase in the number of people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of video-conferencing technologies and applications (VC Technology) by businesses for both...

    Commercial & Technology
  • Time Periods under Planning Acts Extended until 9 May 2020
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    Time Periods under Planning Acts Extended until 9 May 2020

    On 16 April 2020, the Government published a further Order (the Extended Order) under the new section 251A of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) (the Planning Acts), extending certain planning...

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: The impact of the coronavirus on the global Fintech sector
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    COVID-19: The impact of the coronavirus on the global Fintech sector

    In this two part series for Bloomberg Law, San Francisco based partner Gina Conheady considers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global Fintech sector.

    Client Tech
  • COVID-19: The impact of COVID-19 on residential landlords in Northern Ireland
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    COVID-19: The impact of COVID-19 on residential landlords in Northern Ireland

    The restrictions on the movement of people that were implemented by the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020 have resulted in challenges for landlords of private residential properties.

    COVID-19 Belfast
  • Article

    Balancing Justice in Security for Costs Applications - Recent Guidance from the Court of Appeal

    Defendants in commercial litigation are often concerned that even if they win and are awarded their costs, they will never recover them from an impecunious claimant. Obtaining or resisting security...

    Disputes
  • COVID-19: International review of Force Majeure amid the coronavirus
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    COVID-19: International review of Force Majeure amid the coronavirus

    Against the backdrop of the coronavirus, we have considered how force majeure is regarded around the world, and particularly where our clients conduct business.

    Corporate and M&A
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    DPC publishes Report and Guidance on cookies following a “cross-sector and cross-size” sweep of website operators

    On 6 April 2020, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) published a report on the use of cookies and other tracking technologies (Report) and an updated guidance note on cookies and other tracking...

    Commercial & Technology
  • COVID-19: Four important European Union links that you might have missed
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    COVID-19: Four important European Union links that you might have missed

    In the current information overload, it is difficult to keep track of all that is emerging from the EU on COVID-19. So here are four links that you could usefully...

    COVID-19
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    Summary Judgment: Amendment of pleadings and the pitfalls of affidavit evidence

    The Courts Service has recently published two decisions on the evidence required for a party to obtain judgment through the summary process and thereby avoid the time and expense of...

    Disputes
  • “We’re from the regulator and we’re here to help”: bank regulatory responses to the COVID-19 crisis
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    “We’re from the regulator and we’re here to help”: bank regulatory responses to the COVID-19 crisis

    ALG's Finance and Financial Regulation teams have analysed the regulatory statements and guidance from the Central Bank of Ireland, the European Banking Authority and the European Central Bank in relation...

    COVID-19