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.

Royds welcomes new litigation Partner

City-based solicitors Royds has further strengthened its litigation team, with the arrival of a new Partner.

Jacinta Conway joined the law firm’s Dispute Resolution team earlier this month, bringing with her a wealth of experience in property litigation. Continue reading

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Will disputes tearing many families apart

More than a million Britons have become embroiled in a major argument with their family after a relative died without leaving a Will, new research claims.

Macmillan Cancer Support carried out a study which highlighted the Continue reading

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Corporate manslaughter charge following young mum’s death

An NHS trust is to be charged with corporate manslaughter in the first case of its kind.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has confirmed that Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust will have to face criminal charges in relation to the death of a young primary school teacher three years ago. Continue reading

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Debating the idea of a death tax

A senior MP is keen to reopen the debate about introducing a “death tax” to pay for people’s care in old age.

Andy Burnham, who is among the favourites to be the Labour Party’s next leader, is understood to support a return to the system where social care is Continue reading

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Roll-out of new divorce hubs continues

A shake-up of the family court network will see 40 per cent of all divorce work in England and Wales go through the same hub.

Work which has previously been dealt with at 45 courts across London and
the South East will soon be handled at the one venue in Bury St Edmunds. Continue reading

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Website launched for children whose parents are divorcing

Family lawyers and mediators across the country are joining forces with UK charity Kids in the Middle (KITM) to offer valuable support to children experiencing a family break-up. Continue reading

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Bankers seek ways round bonus clawbacks: Caroline Doran comments in the Financial Times

Caroline Doran, an employment law partner at Royds, has been quoted in a Financial Times’ article on bankers seeking ways to shield Continue reading

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Employment Law Update

The big news is that restrictions on zero hours contracts came into force on the 26th May under provisions in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. Continue reading

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Tyneside couples sentenced for fake ‘partner-swapping’ marriages

Pakistani couple Muhammad Hanif and Huma Aslam, who had student visas to be in the UK, worked with Czech couple Michal Mankos and Katerina Gerychova in order to swap partners and enter sham marriages. Continue reading

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Jewellery industry giants agree to join forces

The British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) and the National Association of Goldsmiths will be combined to form the National Association of Jewellers. Continue reading

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