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2 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, News

Royds Withy King Bolsters Corporate Team with senior TSB Bank Hire

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Dan Meadon-Bower

We have welcomed Dan Meadon-Bower to the firm as a partner in our Corporate team in Bath. Dan joins the firm from TSB Bank, where as a senior commercial lawyer he led a number of high-profile projects supporting the bank’s procurement, marketing, products and SME business banking teams.

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Don’t forget digital! Estates are being undervalued as online assets are missed out.

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The online world is so entwined with our reality nowadays that we could be forgiven for forgetting, or underestimating, how many accounts and profiles we have created for ourselves over the years.

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21 June 2018 0 Comments Posted in Life, Opinion, Private Client

Beware executors – you’re liable for IHT, not the beneficiaries!

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Executors are responsible for the administration of an estate after the death of an individual. While they may benefit from the Will left by the deceased, or under the intestacy if there was no Will, they carry some heavy burdens whilst fulfilling their duties to administer the estate.

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8 May 2018 0 Comments Posted in Life, Opinion, Private Client

IHT Rules are changing… are you losing out?

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One of the most popular legal services available on the internet is Will-writing. But where do they stand on the scale of effectiveness and, crucially, enforceability after death? Investigations have found that these platforms are not keeping up with the changes in inheritance law, meaning those using these services, without legal advice, could be missing out on changing tax allowances.

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13 December 2017 0 Comments Posted in Financial Services, Opinion

Brexit and passporting rights

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UK based financial institutions have been forced to plan for potential contingencies following the Brexit vote. The terms of the deal negotiated between the government and the EU will affect how banks prepare for Brexit.

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22 September 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Monitoring employees’ private communications in the workplace

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Private communication in the workplace

An employer who monitored an employee’s private communications at work has been found guilty of breaching his human rights.

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5 September 2017 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, News

Royds Withy King advises on the sale of Banks Sadler Group

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Press release

Lawyers from Royds Withy King’s Corporate & Commercial team advised the shareholders of international event management agency, Banks Sadler Group Limited, on its sale to American Express Global Business Travel (GBT). Banks Sadler, which employs around 250 people and has …

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8 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Family, Opinion

Will Brexit affect divorce settlements?

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Has triggering Article 50 opened a proverbial Pandora’s Box for divorce settlements? Paul Mansfield certainly thinks so and is subsequently challenging a £12.2 million divorce award to his ex-wife. He claims the that pre-EU referendum judgement took no account of the likely damage to his business caused by Brexit.

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30 May 2017 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

May the Fourth (of the Enterprise Act) be with you

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May 4th

Provisions under the Enterprise Act 2016 came into force on 4 May 2017, implementing stricter guidelines on insurers’ handling of claims. This begins to align our law surrounding insurance with that of the USA. In light of these new provisions, let’s look at how claims may be affected under policies taken out (or renewed) after this date.

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24 March 2017 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

Brexit – assessing the impact on your commercial contracts

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Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed the UK Government’s intention to trigger the formal EU withdrawal process before the end of March 2017. May has also announced that all EU laws will initially become part of UK law, under a ‘Great Repeal Bill’ to be introduced in the next Queen’s Speech in April/May 2017.

The future changes to the overall legal landscape and the commercial environment as a result of Brexit could affect the substantive contractual obligations and commercial bargain between parties. Here are our recommendations to help you prepare for and manage the impact of Brexit on existing and new contracts.

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5 October 2016 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Are you writing off recoverable debts?

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The UK is home to over 1 million SMEs and our economy is undoubtedly reliant on the collective revenue that our local businesses generate. With reports showing that SMEs across the UK wrote off nearly £5.8bn worth of debts in the financial year 2015/2016, the equivalent of £21,000 per day, is it safe to assume that these were all irrecoverable or could more be done to improve credit control and cash flow for our SMEs?

Charlotte Newlyn discusses the reasons motivating such a staggering write off and the options available to creditors looking to recover monies owed to them which they may otherwise feel they have no choice but to give up on.

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26 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in News

Hopes that bus tour will encourage a new wave of start-ups

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A six-week national tour – which aims to inspire thousands of entrepreneurs around the country – got underway last month. The Startup Britain bus, which will stop off in around 30 towns and cities, will be offering encouragement to those …

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