Consultation on the closure of NIRO to small scale wind

Last week DETI published its consultation on proposals to close NIRO to small scale wind. The consultation paper follows on from the large scale wind consultation paper on 4 March 2016. The paper provides three options:- Option 1 – Close on 30 June 2016 Option 2 – Close on 30 September 2016 Option 3 – ...

Double Success for Tughans

Tughans, the leading Belfast law firm, has celebrated double success at Insider’s Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards 2016.  Claiming the title “Corporate Law Firm of the Year”; corporate partner John McGuckian also won Young Dealmaker of the Year. Tughans corporate team led by John-George Willis received the highest score from the voting heads of corporate finance ...

NI: Employment Bill passed at the NI Assembly – What changes will it bring?

The Employment Bill has now reached the Final Reading stage at the NI Assembly. This Bill has come about as a result of the Employment Law Review in Northern Ireland, which began in 2013. The Bill covers several areas of reform and particular areas of interest include: Early Resolution of Workplace Disputes This is one ...

Tughans legal trainees bound for Canada after winning prestigious competition

Our legal trainees Ellen Forester and Nicola Coghlan are heading off to Canada to represent Northern Ireland after winning a contest held at Law Society House in Belfast. The two trainees from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) have triumphed in the regional heat of the Louis M. Brown and Forrest S. Mosten International ...

Cayan expands in Belfast’s City Quays 1  

Cayan, trading as Merchant Warehouse, the Boston based provider of payment technologies and merchant services, has completed a major expansion in Belfast.  Advised by Tughans legal firm, the company has taken a 10 year lease of almost 23,000 sq ft in City Quays 1 on the Harbour Estate to accommodate its impressive growth. Having opened ...

Tughans tops Experian Deal Review and Advisor League tables

Tughans has topped the Experian Deal Review and Advisor League Tables 2015 advising on 37 Experian credited deals in 2015, ten more than the firm in second position, and almost 25% of all the transactions recorded. The Experian report showed that the number of big business deals increased by more than 50% last year, with ...

Tughans Sales Treble

Tughans Real Estate team has completed the summer months with a hat trick of major retail deals worth over £53 million. Acting on behalf of the CORBO Group, the deals included the sale of Lisnagelvin Retail Park, Londonderry, the Showgrounds Retail Park, Omagh and the south-east Belfast site which is the location of Homebase and ...

Tughans continues to expand with new appointments

Pictured with Tughans’ Managing Partner Patrick Brown are newly appointed partners John McGuckian, Ciara Lagan and Joe Moore. John McGuckian and Ciara Lagan both come from the Corporate Department while Joe Moore is an expert in Real Estate. Tughans’ corporate and real estate divisions are the largest of their type in Northern Ireland. Patrick Brown ...

Champion Jockey AP McCoy addresses NI Chamber Annual Lunch

Pictured are (L-R) Peter Russell, General Manager BT Business NI, Stephen McCully, Power NI Managing Director and elected President of NI Chamber of Commerce and Industry, AP McCoy, Patrick Brown, Managing Partner at Tughans and Ann McGregor, NI Chamber Chief Executive. The lunch which took place on 18 June at Belfast City Hall was attended ...

Mud Madness and Belfast City Marathon 2015

Tughans’ ladies Fiona Spence, Laura McKee, Edel McCullagh, Janice Godfrey and Donna Parker stepped up and took part in the recent Mud Madness and Belfast City Marathon events in order to raise funds and awareness for the NI Children’s Hospice. As our 2015 nominated charity we were delighted to be able to support the events ...