Blogs, News and Articles

Whether you are interested in the articles that we have prepared for our clients and contacts and/or had published in national, professional or specialist trade media, our news releases about developments at the firm or at our clients or a less formal perspective on events from our blogs, the information is here. You might also take a look at our publications section. For further information, please contact Cheryl Sturdy or John North.

City solicitors win long-running will dispute

A group of charities have won their High Court battle over a £1.8million legacy.

Royds Solicitors represented Marie Curie, Action on Hearing Loss, the RNIB and the Institute of Cancer Research in the dispute, which revolved around the estate of Dorothy Whelen – who had made a will in 1982 giving all her assets to the four charities. Continue reading

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Concern that Chancellor’s plans could harm buy-to-let

Around 1.4 million private landlords across the UK are set to be saddled with additional taxes following an announcement in last month’s Autumn Statement.

The new rules – expected to be introduced in April – will bring in an additional three per cent to stamp duty tax. The levy will be applied to anything that is classed as an “additional property”, including buy-to-let and second homes. Continue reading

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MPs urged to support divorce bill

Whether or not the UK should move towards a system of blame-free divorce has been the subject of intense debate for several decades.

Whenever there is a discussion about options for making legislation more relevant to the 21st century, this is one of the issues that is usually brought up. Continue reading

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Unfair divorce settlements may have occurred due to Ministry of Justice form error

A critical software error has been uncovered in an online Ministry of Justice (MoJ) form used by divorcing couples across England and Wales, meaning that unfair divorce settlements may have gone ahead. Continue reading

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Employment Law Update

  • The House of Commons has heard evidence on the impact of the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees. The vast majority of the responses expressed concerns about the fees including that their introduction has restricted access to justice and reduced the number of meritorious as well as vexatious claims. Some of the highlights were:-


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Man loses responsibility for his mother’s affairs

The Court of Protection has stripped a man of responsibility for looking after his elderly mother’s affairs after finding that he had seriously failed in his duties. Continue reading

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Royds case covered by national newspaper

An unfair dismissal case handled by Helen Murphie from the Royds employment team has featured in the Daily Mail.

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MPs clash over best way to update marriage certificates

The debate over making changes to “outdated” marriage certificates has been rekindled. Continue reading

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Royds client wins unfair dismissal claim

A pregnant mum who was made redundant because she had to leave work on time to collect her child from nursery has won her claims for unfair dismissal and sex discrimination. Continue reading

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Litigation team at Royds City law firm grows with the admission of partner Jonathan Sharp

Royds LLP, a 22 partner law practice in the City of London, appoints Jonathan Sharp as a partner in its Litigation team on 14th December 2015. Continue reading

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