Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 – New laws to fight fraud, counter corruption and enhance business

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act (the “Act”) received Royal Assent on 26 October 2023. It has introduced a variety of reforms to tackle economic crime and increase corporate transparency.

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Holiday pay – where are we now?

Holiday pay – where are we now?

In October 2023, the long-awaited Supreme Court judgment was issued in the police holiday pay case – Chief Constable for the Police Service of Northern Ireland and others v Agnew and others.

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The Importance of Estate Planning

The Importance of Estate Planning

Estate Planning is a way in which we can prepare for the inevitable, safe in the knowledge that our assets will be distributed in accordance with our wishes.

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The Importance of Making a Will

The Importance of Making a Will

A will is a legal document that sets out how the assets in your estate, including all property and investments, will be distributed on your death.

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The Windsor Framework – a new way forward

The Windsor Framework – a new way forward

The Windsor Framework was announced on 27 February 2023 by UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak and Ursula von der Leyen, EU Commission President. This amended the previously agreed set of trading arrangements particular to Northern Ireland following Brexit, known as the Northern Ireland Protocol.

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Enduring Power of Attorney?

Enduring Power of Attorney?

An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is a legal document that enables you to choose a person/persons to deal with your property and affairs.

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IR35 Memo

IR35 Memo

Andrew Edwards, Solicitor within the Employment team at Mills Selig discusses the cancellation of proposed IR35 changes, what this means and who is affected.

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No ‘sunny-side’ for the renewables industry in NI following #ReVal2023

No ‘sunny-side’ for the renewables industry in NI following #ReVal2023

“At a time when the cost of living and energy crises rage on, climate catastrophe looms large, and the new Climate Change Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 requires a huge decrease in carbon emissions by 2030; it would be logical to think that we would be doing all we can here to encourage the development of greener, cheaper, renewable energy”

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All I want for Christmas is…trademark protection!

All I want for Christmas is…trademark protection!

I have finally been permitted to put on the Christmas tunes, and first on my festive playlist happens to be Mariah’s ubiquitous “All I want for Christmas is You!”. It will surely be among the most played on the airwaves once again this year. 

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Unofficial Bridgerton musical: a copyright scandal!

Unofficial Bridgerton musical: a copyright scandal!

I do enjoy when the one of my passions (in this case musical theatre) throws up an interesting legal point.  I therefore read with interest the particulars of a claim recently filed in the US by Netflix against the song writing duo ‘Barlow & Bear’, who created (in real time, on social media) a concept album based quite blatantly on the hit TV series Bridgerton.

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Will they still be laughing at mile 20?

Will they still be laughing at mile 20?

The Belfast Marathon is this weekend and Mills Selig’s Fiona McFall and John Quinn are in top shape and ready to take on the challenge in support of our wonderful charity Angel Wishes NI.

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