Political impasse beginning to bite for NI construction sector

RICS and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction & Infrastructure Market Survey, Q2 2017   Northern Ireland construction workloads have fallen for the first time in four years, according to the latest RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction & Infrastructure Market Survey.   A lack of public sector spending and a further ...

Court Success: The dismissal of fraudulent claims

At a glance Zurich celebrates the dismissal of three fraudulent Personal Injury claims The claimants stated that each sustained whiplash type injuries The Judge dismissed the personal injury claims to all three claimants Background On 13 August 2015 the three claimants were occupants of a vehicle travelling along a road in Belfast. At that time, ...

Queen’s Students brave the Dragon’s Den to win £10,000

Queen’s University Belfast’s Dragons’ Den, sponsored by Cavanagh Kelly and Tughans Solicitors, came to an electrifying end again this year with 12 competitors braving the den to pitch their business idea to a panel of business experts.   With this year’s prize pot totalling £10,000, competition was fierce. Over 90 students applied, all aiming to ...

Skills and uncertainty key challenges for NI construction sector

RICS and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction Market Survey, Q1 2017 Concerns around the local political situation and the lack of availability of skills are adversely impacting on Northern Ireland’s construction sector, the latest RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction Market Survey suggests.   All other UK regions saw the pace ...

Dealmaker Success for Tughans

Tughans has celebrated success at Insider’s Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards 2017 by claiming the title ‘Corporate Law Firm of the Year’ for the second year running. Tughans corporate team led by John-George Willis received the highest score from the voting heads of corporate finance to win the coveted title. The accolade acknowledges a plethora of ...

Tughans success for Action Cancer

The staff of Tughans have spent the last 12 months fundraising for Action Cancer and  is delighted to have raised £7,000 for such a worthy cause.  Action Cancer, Northern Ireland’s leading local cancer charity was selected by the staff of Tughans as their chosen charity of the year for 2016. Commenting on the achievement, Maria O’Loan, ...

Tughans maintains top adviser ranking and adds top value position for 2016

Tughans, for the second year in a row, has topped the Experian Deal Review and Adviser League Table for the number of deals completed in Northern Ireland.  The report indicates that Tughans was the most active legal adviser in terms of volume for 2016 participating in over 30% of all Northern Ireland deals, and 38% ...

Air Ambulance takes off thanks to Tughans

Pictured welcoming the Air Ambulance’s first ‘flying visit’ to the grounds of the Titanic Centre is Tughans’ Managing Partner Patrick Brown, Corporate Partner James Donnelly and Air Ambulance Northern Ireland Trustee Ray Foran. Tughans has played an integral role in the establishment of Air Ambulance Northern Ireland charity which seeks to service the whole of ...

SEM Proposal to Remove Benefits for Sub-10MW Generation

The joint wholesale market for electricity in Ireland and Northern Ireland is called the Single Electricity Market (SEM). “De Minimis” generators are generators below 10MW which currently are not required to trade their electricity in the SEM market, but can contract outside the market, usually by entering into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with an ...

Action Your Will this November

Comedian Tim McGarry and Rebecca Dalzell from Action Cancer, joined Noelle McKay and John Mills from the Tughans’ private client team to launch the charity’s ‘Action Your Will’ campaign. Throughout November we will be waiving our fees for basic Wills.  In lieu of payment, clients’ are asked to make a donation to Action Cancer.  Donations ...