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.

Question of protection for cohabitees is back in the spotlight

A legal battle involving a Northern Irish woman, whose long-term partner died suddenly almost six years ago, has led to fresh calls for greater protection for cohabitees. Continue reading

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Businesses asked for their views on the Bribery Act

Businesses are being invited to have their say about whether they feel that the UK’s anti-bribery legislation is too restrictive.

It emerged a few weeks ago that the Government would consider making changes to its flagship Bribery Act, amid concerns that the current laws Continue reading

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City law firm’s dispute resolution team celebrates Legal 500 ranking

City-based solicitors Royds have been recognised for their expertise in the specialist field of Commercial Litigation.

The law firm’s experienced dispute resolution team were delighted to be ranked in the Legal 500’s London listings. Continue reading

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Royds’ employment Partners in Legal 500: “highly professional,” “excellent” and “unfailingly energetic and charming”

City-based solicitors Royds this week welcomed the news that its Employment team has been recognised in the Legal 500 2015, the independent guide to the best law firms in the UK.

Royds has been recognised for its excellence in advising Employees and Senior Executives. Continue reading

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European-wide insolvency laws could be introduced

Momentum appears to be growing behind plans to introduce new European-wide insolvency rules.

The European Commission is drawing up a number of “radical” legislative changes, with a shake-up of insolvency at the heart of their new strategy. Continue reading

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Rush for London’s commercial property

The city’s property bubble shows no signs of bursting, with one young entrepreneur having highlighted the fierce competition that businesses face to find a suitable premises.

Charlie Gilkes, who founded a company which runs a number of popular nightspots, has claimed that every business owner looking for an appropriate site in prime central London can expect to face competition from more than 100 rivals. Continue reading

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Royds delighted to support prestigious annual awards

Royds was pleased to sponsor a category at the Fashion Accessory of the Year Awards 2015 and presented the award to the deserving winner last week.

The awards, recognising the industry’s star performers, are organised annually by the British Travelgoods & Accessories Association (BTAA). Continue reading

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Pilot scheme looks at ways to deal with litigation more quickly

Details have emerged about a new test scheme which will make it possible to deal with commercial litigation cases more quickly.

Under proposals, set to take effect from October 1st 2015, cases dealt with under the trial arrangements will be expected to conclude within 12 months of proceedings getting underway. Continue reading

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Night shift laws could be overhauled

Ministers are facing increasing calls to change employment laws to address the fact that a growing number of workers are now doing night shifts.

According to recent research by the Trade Union Congress (TUC), over Continue reading

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Fears landlords are unprepared for Right to Rent rules

Concerns have been raised about the Government’s “Right to Rent” policy, which is set to be rolled out across the country from next month.

Under the new arrangements, private sector landlords are legally required to check the immigration status of all prospective tenants. Continue reading

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