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.

Renewed optimism about the UK’s commercial property

The number of commercial property deals taking place across the UK has reached its highest level since the credit crunch, according to the latest figures.

Data from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) shows that the number of transactions is up 24 per cent, to 115,4000 in the last financial year. Continue reading

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Tribunal clarifies time limit on holiday pay claims

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) last month issued a judgment which has implications for those accruing holiday during long-term sickness.

In the case of Plumb v Duncan Print Group Ltd, the claimant had been employed by the print and design company for several years Continue reading

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New ADR rules come into force

New regulations which came into force last month will shake-up the methods for resolving contractual disputes between businesses and consumers.

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) directive is a new piece of European law, which will have implications across the UK and other member states. Continue reading

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London officially named the capital of European tech

London has become the de-facto leader in the European tech industry, new research suggests.

Data compiled by EY found that 1,000 “international tech investment projects” chose to base themselves in the city between 2005 and 2014. Continue reading

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City solicitors to attend major jewellery event

Representatives from Royds Solicitors’ intellectual property team will be attending one of the UK’s largest jewellery exhibitions this autumn.

The unit, which represents many clients in the jewellery and luxury goods sectors, will be on hand to offer guidance at International Jewellery London. Continue reading

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Royds employment partner quoted in the Financial Times

Caroline Doran, an employment law partner at Royds, has featured in a Financial Times piece on tough new rules being introduced in the banking sector.

The controversial new powers – announced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) Continue reading

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New calls for Chancellor to reform stamp duty

Stamp duty continues to have a chilling effect on London’s luxury homes, property experts have said.

A couple of months ago, hopes had been high that now the threat of a mansion tax had lifted, there would be a revival in fortunes for the capital’s top-end properties. Continue reading

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Payout for stroke victim left paralysed after being taken to wrong hospital

A grandmother who suffered a serious stroke and was left paralysed after an ambulance took her to the wrong hospital, has received more than £1million in damages.

Lynne Horner had the stroke in 2010 but instead of going to a specialist centre, paramedics had mistakenly taken her to Royal Bolton Hospital. Continue reading

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Changes to Inheritance Tax rules are confirmed in July Budget

Last month’s Budget was described by many commentators as the most radical of modern times and among the many policies announced were a number of changes which will have major implications for estate planning. Continue reading

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New twist in long-running divorce battle

A businessman has been warned he will go to prison unless he complies with the terms of an order, which requires him to pay his ex-wife hundreds of thousands of pounds.

The Court of Appeal ruling is the latest stage in the long-running divorce dispute Continue reading

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