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5 June 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Retail & Leisure

Retail and the environment: is the future unpacked?

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Environmental reputation is perhaps not yet the factor that can make or break your brand, but it’s playing an increasingly important role.

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19 December 2018 0 Comments Posted in Retail & Leisure

High Street closures 2018/19 – the rise of the CVA

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The fascinating truth about the rise of the CVA and what this means for the high street’s struggles

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CVAs on the high street

As retail and restaurant brands struggle to adapt to an increasingly uncertain economic environment, Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) have become more common, and more prominent in the news. But what does this even mean for retailers and landlords? Are they a vital lifeline, or are they just adding pressure to a sector that is already showing concerning signs?

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13 December 2017 0 Comments Posted in Financial Services, Opinion

Mediation pre-condition to litigation

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Following on from the introduction of the EC ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Directive in 2015 (which in the UK designates the Financial Ombudsman (FOS) as the appropriate mediator for financial services disputes), the European Court of Justice has held that it is possible for national legislation to require a consumer to attempt to mediate a dispute before allowing a court claim to proceed.

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8 December 2017 0 Comments Posted in Financial Services, Opinion

Wolfsberg guidance

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House of Lords to consider Bribery Act impact on SMEs

The Banking Industry standards organisation, the Wolfsberg Group, made up of 13 leading banks, which aims to develop frameworks and guidance for the management of financial crime risks has issued new guidance on Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) compliance for financial institutions. These form the current measure of best practice for banks and other financial services businesses.

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14 July 2017 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, News

Royds Withy King appointed to advise on the liquidation of Store Twenty One

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Royds Withy King appointed in liquidation of Store Twenty One

UK Top 100 law firm Royds Withy King has been instructed to advise on the compulsory liquidation of a national chain of 122 clothing retail shops, known as Store Twenty One by its liquidators, Simon Bonney, Carl Jackson and Paul …

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12 January 2017 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, News

Royds Withy King launches new facility to fund commercial claims

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Dispute resolution press release

Royds Withy King has partnered with market leader QLP to offer commercial clients a facility to financially strengthen their claims and manage the cost of litigation.

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9 December 2016 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, News

Parish council wins decisive victory over local authority in new homes battle

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East Bergholt Parish Council has won its battle against Babergh District Council in a test case which will have immediate implications for housing developments in the area as well as the district– and potentially in other parts of rural England …

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Test case holds key to future housing developments as councils go to war over planning decisions

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Royds Withy King represent East Bergholt Parish Council in a test case with potentially far-reaching implications for housing developments in rural England.

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26 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in News

Former Barclays traders jailed following LIBOR investigation

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Four former traders at Barclays Bank have been sentenced to a total of 17 years in prison after being convicted of manipulating US Dollar LIBOR. Jonathan Mathew, a LIBOR submitter, was jailed for four years. Jay Merchant and Alex Pabon, …

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8 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Royds and Royds Withy King Commercial Dispute Resolution teams meet in Bath

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Last week the Royds and Royds Withy King Commercial Dispute Resolution teams met in Royds Withy King’s Bath Office for an afternoon of introductions and team training.

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27 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in News

Fears creditors will lose out follow demise of BHS

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More than 3,000 creditors could be wiped out following the collapse of retail giant BHS. The department store chain went into liquidation earlier this month – the biggest High Street casualty since the demise of Woolworths eight years ago. Former …

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