Publications archive

Tara Cosgrove and Cian O'Gorman

On 17 January 2019 the Irish government announced that it is drafting legislation which would provide a temporary run-off regime allowing UK and Gibraltar based Insurers and brokers to continue to service existing insurance contracts with Irish policyholders in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

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Anna Braden & Kevin Henderson

On 28 December 2018 the UK submitted its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements 2005 to ensure that it will continue to apply in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

In this article, Anna Braden and Kevin Henderson provide an insight into this, and how a no-deal Brexit could impact commercial contracts in the future.

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Sheena Sood

Publication: Building Magazine

Senior Partner Sheena Sood has written a preview of what 2019 will hold for the
construction industry from a legal point of view in Building Magazine.

In it she discusses the skills gap, the ban of ACM cladding, the Building Regulations and modular construction.

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Sarah Conroy & Cian O'Gorman

In a move to respond to some of the shortfalls in the planning process, the Vacant Housing Refurbishment Bill, 2017 was published by the legislature and is currently at the Third Stage before Dáil Éireann.

In this article, Sarah Conroy and Cian O'Gorman explain the intended function of the Bill, and how it will facilitate the process for building control and planning administration in the future.

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James Hutchinson

Last year saw significant corporate and M&A activity in the construction sector. There was the negative impact of the collapse of Carillion, but also positive M&A Activity.

2019 looks like it will be a busy year with continuing uncertainty over Brexit, increased interest from overseas buyers and with succession planning an ongoing driver for deal activity.

In this article, James Hutchinson looks back at 2018 and picks five cases which provide useful lessons about avoiding problems on deals.

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Ian Masser & David Murphy

On 1 January 2019, a new set of Disclosure rules came into effect in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, notably this includes the Technology and Construction Court.

In this article, Ian Masser and David Murphy discuss these new rules, and the effect they will have on matters for the next two years.

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James Hutchinson

The Data Protection Act 2018 came into force on 25 May 2018. It implements the General Data Protection Regulation as well as, supplementing and bolstering it.

In this article, James Hutchinson explains how document retention has changed due to this new legislation, and what it means for policy standards and data sharing in the future.

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James Hutchinson & Kevin Henderson

In this article, James Hutchinson & Kevin Henderson review a recent Technology and Construction Court decision on disclosing confidential procurement documents. This case serves as a reminder of the courts’ wide discretion to compel disclosure, and provides lawyers and industry experts alike the opportunity to reflect on the importance of confidentiality in the procurement process.

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