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.

More freedom on first aid

Businesses have been given more flexibility in how they manage first aid provision in the workplace following a change in health and safety regulations. Continue reading

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Use of zero-hour contracts increases

As the government continues to find ways to tackle the UK’s unemployment issues, it has been reported that employers have been finding increasing benefits by using zero-hour contracts for their employees. Continue reading

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‘Planning chamber’ bid to cut development delays

Proposals have been put forward for a specialist planning court to help ensure crucial development projects do not suffer unnecessary legal delays.

The new planning chamber proposed by Justice Secretary Chris Graylin Continue reading

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Same-sex marriage given the go-ahead

Same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in England and Wales after Government proposals became law. Continue reading

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Care home costs underestimated

Figures published earlier this year from healthcare research firm Laing & Buisson, found that the number of people in residential care rose by 2.2 per cent in the year to September 2012. Continue reading

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The virtues of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

Although we do not wish to dwell on the negatives of getting older, there are advantages in planning ahead for later life. Continue reading

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Introduction of the Office of Fair Trading’s ‘Unfair Terms Hub’

As the government continues its attempt to make complicated legislation more accessible to businesses who must comply with it, significant progress has been made since the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) launched its ‘Unfair Terms Hub’ in August. Continue reading

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“It helps to be Famous” Stephen Welfare looks at Rihanna’s court win over Topshop      

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Metro Report on Divorcees “risk all going to ex”

Royds Private Client and Family teams wish to clarify a report Continue reading

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Financial Conduct Authority –Guidance on dealing fairly with interest-only mortgage customers

The Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) has published its Finalised Guidance on dealing fairly with interest-only mortgage Continue reading

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