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.

Hague Choice of Court Convention Approved by EU

On 10th October 2014 the EU Justice Ministers approved the ratification of the 2005 Choice of Court Agreements Convention (“the Convention”), part of the Hague Convention Continue reading

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Employment Law Update

  • The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 2014/2015 is trudging its way through Parliament. The employment provisions in part 11 of the Bill are as follows:- Continue reading
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MPs back child maintenance reform implementation

A report by the Public Accounts Committee has praised the launch of the new child maintenance service, and said that it fixed a number of problems encountered by the Continue reading

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Mum claims that women who give up their careers lose out in divorce settlements

Divorce settlements discriminate against woman who gave up work to run the family home, one woman has claimed. Continue reading

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Site to help start-ups goes from strength-to-strength

A website that was set up to help fledgling tech firms find office space has secured seed capital from a number of high-profile backers. Continue reading

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Children’s charity to benefit from lawyers quiz night

A children’s charity is set to benefit from raffle proceeds raised at a charity quiz night. Continue reading

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London’s booming tech sector under threat from EU VAT regulation

The latest estimates show that London’s tech sector has now attracted a record £620 million in venture capital investment in the first nine months of 2014, but the boom in the Continue reading

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Top judge ignores law to recognise couple as surrogate’s parents

Sir James Munby, the head of the Family Division, has set a new precedent in law after waving a rule on surrogacy in the interest of the child. Continue reading

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Royds Partner to speak at export event in London next month

A Partner in Royds Corporate and Commercial department will be among the guest speakers at next month’s Exporting to Nordic Regions event hosted by the Institute of Continue reading

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Partners Receive Right to Attend Antenatal Appointments under New Law

New rules came into effect on October 1 to allow fathers and partners to attend up to two antenatal appointments.  The changes became law through the Children and Families Act Continue reading

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