New Senior Partner at McCartan Turkington Breen

December 2020 at McCartan Turkington Breen sees Viv Harty step down from his role as Senior Partner within the firm. Viv will continue to be a huge part of the team and we are delighted that he will be staying on as a Consultant for the foreseeable future. Read more

MTB Partner, John McShane, “Braves the Shave”

Our Partner, John McShane, very kindly agreed to “brave the shave” in an effort to raise money for a very worthwhile cause, MacMillan Cancer Support. John had his hair shaved by his wife, Lauren, last Friday in what was a traumatic experience for them both. Read more

Covid-19 and your Employment Rights

Our Partner, John McShane, today presented to NIPSA members on the protections afforded to employees under Article 68 of Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (“ERO”). A copy of the lecture notes used by John can be accessed here. Read more

FURLOUGH EXTENDED

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced an extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which was due to end on 2nd December 2020. The scheme will now run until the end of March 2021. 

Employees will receive 80% of their usual salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500.00 Read more

Employee awarded £12,500 in unfair dismissal and race discrimination case

McCartan Turkington Breen Employment Solicitor, Judy Hamilton, recently acted on behalf of an employee in an unfair dismissal and race discrimination case in which the employee was awarded over £12,500.00. The Tribunal found that the employer had subjected him to racial discrimination and had unfairly dismissed him.  Read more

MTB Consultant, Ernie Telford, ranked in Chambers and Partners

MTB Consultant, Ernie Telford, has been ranked in Chambers and Partners for his expertise in medical negligence. Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years.

Chambers reports that Ernie is renowned for his handling of catastrophic brain injury mandates. Read more

McCartan Turkington Breen Solicitors ranked in Chambers and Partners in the fields of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence

McCartan Turkington Breen Solicitor’s Personal Injury and Medical Negligence departments have been ranked in Chambers and Partners. Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years.

Clients commented that our “staff appear to work in harmony with each other, and this shows through in their delivery of services. Read more

MTB Solicitor, Tanya Waterworth, has been ranked in Chambers and Partners

MTB Solicitor, Tanya Waterworth, has been ranked in Chambers and Partners as an “associate to watch” in medical negligence. Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years.

Tanya frequently represents claimants in proceedings concerning birth injuries as well as in post-surgery liability claims. Read more

MTB Partner, Stephen Clarke, ranked in Chambers and Partners

MTB Partner, Stephen Clarke, has been ranked in Chambers and Partners for his expertise in the category of ‘Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant’. Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years. Read more

MTB Partner, John McShane, ranked in Chambers and Partners

MTB Partner, John McShane, has been ranked in Chambers and Partners for his expertise in Employment Law. Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years.

John handles contentious and non-contentious employment matters and is regarded as one of the leading employment law solicitors in our jurisdiction. Read more

MTB Partner, Aleric Turtle, ranked in Chambers and Partners

MTB Partner, Aleric Turtle, has been ranked in Chambers and Partners for his expertise in Real Estate. Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years.

Aleric heads up McCartan Turkington Breen’s property department and offers great experience in both commercial and residential real estate transactions. Read more

MTB Partner, Viv Harty, ranked in Chambers and Partners

MTB Partner, Viv Harty, has been ranked in Chambers and Partners for his expertise in the  category of ‘Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant’. Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years. Read more

MTB Partner, Colin Mitchell, ranked in Chambers and Partners

MTB Partner, Colin Mitchell, has been ranked in Chambers and Partners for his expertise in Licensing Law. Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years.

Colin received plaudits from impressed clients, who said: “He is hard-working and always ensures the job gets done efficiently and on time. Read more

Furlough Explained: Answering SMEs Burning Questions

Over recent months the government has announced a number of changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – more commonly referred to as ‘furlough’.

For many SMEs the scheme itself and the changes that are taking place each month are creating some confusion.  Read more

THE JOB SUPPORT SCHEME

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a new job support scheme to replace the existing furlough scheme when it ends on 31st October 2020. This is a new top up scheme for those workers who have not been able to return to the workplace on a full-time basis because of coronavirus. Read more

Policyholders win Covid-19 Insurance Test Case

The High Court in England and Wales has handed down judgment today in the COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance test case of The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) v Arch and Others and has found in favour of the arguments advanced on behalf of policyholders by the FCA on the majority of the key issues. The Read more

Over 200 Cases Against Neurologist Dr Watt

It has been reported that a total of 231 litigation cases have been brought relating to treatment provided by the suspended neurologist Dr Michael Watt.

In 2018, thousands of patients were recalled in an investigation into Dr Watt’s treatment. Read more

Cycling – be safe!

Since lockdown happened earlier this year we have seen a dramatic rise in bicycle riders. I use the term ‘bicycle riders’ rather than ‘cyclists’ as I have seen some crazy bike riding with the rules of the road not being adhered to. Read more

THE GREAT STAYCATION

It’s been a strange old year so far, but thankfully restrictions have relaxed a little to allow people to let off some steam during the summer holidays. Not all restrictions have relaxed, particularly in relation to foreign travel, so for many of us, this is the summer of the great staycation. Read more

PSNI Holiday Pay Case listed for hearing in the Supreme Court

In November 2018, the Employment Tribunal decided that deductions from the holiday pay of 3,700 police officers and civilian support staff of the Police Service of Northern Ireland was unlawful and in breach of fundamental European law rights.  Read more