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COVID-19 Recovery - Property and Health and Safety legal updates


The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in businesses facing an unprecedented and extremely challenging situation.  Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Economic Development Section, in partnership with Tughan Solicitors, is providing two webinars to address legal considerations during the COVID-19 business recovery period.

Event Details

18 August 2020 11:00 – 12:00


About the event

The first webinar will address the legal framework as well as health and safety measures for businesses, employees and customers. You will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of this session. This webinar is not sector specific and most companies can benefit from the expertise provided by our partners.

Details and areas covered in the first webinar will be as follows:

  • Legal considerations for commercial tenants
  • Health & Safety in a Retail setting
  • Employment Law considerations

Delivered by Joe Moore and Neil Smyth, Tughans

Joe Moore, Partner, Property

Joe has a vast breadth of real estate experience including commercial leasing, acquisitions & disposals, property finance and transactional work in an insolvency context. In addition, he is experienced in liquor licensing matters acting for owners of off-licences, public houses, restaurants, hotels, conference centres and outdoor sports stadia licences. Joe recently delivered a webinar providing advice and guidance on the impact of the coronavirus crisis on commercial tenants, the key implications of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and recommendations for business occupiers in this rapidly evolving environment. 

Neil Smyth, Partner, Health & Safety

Neil is a Partner in the market-leading Health & Safety and Insurance Team in Tughans. Neil has extensive experience in insurance litigation in both the County Courts and High Court in Northern Ireland. He advises insurance companies, public bodies and private individuals on a wide range of issues including motor, public, employers’ and product liability. Tughans took part in a recent webinar entitled ‘Planning a Return to the Workplace’, focusing on how we can put measures in place to ensure a safe and smooth return to work when the time is right.


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