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.

Illegal immigrants can claim discrimination says Supreme Court

A landmark case has paved the way for illegal immigrants to take legal action against their employers for discrimination. Continue reading

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Success drives the expansion of City Law Firm’s Employment Team

Royds Employment Team has strengthened its position in the City with the addition of two new specialist partners; Kevin James and Helen Murphie. Continue reading

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Advocate General’s Opinion on Human Embryos – Light at the end of the tunnel?

Advocate General Pedro Cruz Villalón has issued his opinion in case C-364/13 International Stem Cell Corporation (ISC) on the interpretation Continue reading

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Study On Key Issues Of The UP And UPC

A study published the week before last explores the key issues of the business and legal sectors with the Unitary Patent (UP) Continue reading

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Lawyers have “fundamental objections” to HMRC plans

A consultation on proposals by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that would allow the department to recover tax and tax credits directly from debtors’ bank accounts without Continue reading

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Employment Law Update

  • The latest statistics on Employment Tribunal cases have now been published. They show a drop of 58.4% in the number of single claims Continue reading
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Divorce proceedings become more reportable following high court judgment

Up to now, journalists have been allowed to sit in private divorce hearings but have, in most cases, been unable to report on most of Continue reading

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Living together? Then you should make a will

Around six million people in the UK are living with a partner and the number looks set to keep growing. Continue reading

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Fairness for families, children and taxpayers as new child maintenance system is launched

A new child maintenance system came into force on 30 June to support more families to work together, while maintaining a heavily Continue reading

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Court cases highlight need for LPAs

Around 12,000 families a year are running up legal bills and facing delays in sorting out financial and health issues when their relatives Continue reading

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