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Court of Appeal tells care providers that ‘sleep-in’ shifts are not subject to the National Minimum Wage

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The Court of Appeal has today delivered care providers a lifeline, saying that they do not have to pay staff the National Minimum Wage when working ‘sleep-in’ shifts. The decision lifts an estimated £400m burden from care providers that would …

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Victory as Royds Withy King gets Bristol Forklifts sale over the finish line

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A vintage F1 champion and his business partner have sold their Bristol-based company to a key supplier with support from the Corporate team at UK Top 100 law firm Royds Withy King. Serial entrepreneur Julian Bronson, who has won the …

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Care home fraudster jailed – Justice for Gordon Willey’s family

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Stockport care home fraudster David Barton has today been found guilty on multiple counts of defrauding elderly people in their care following a year-long criminal trial. He will be sentenced on Friday (13 July) for his offences against various elderly …

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WITNESS APPEAL: Did you work for Bury Council in the 1970s and 1980s?

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Our specialist asbestos claims team has been instructed by the family of the late Audrey Lonsdale who sadly died from mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer. We believe Audrey may have been exposed to asbestos when washing her late husband’s work …

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WITNESS APPEAL: Did you work on the extension of the Radcliffe Science Library, Oxford, between 1972 and 1978??

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Our specialist asbestos claims team has been instructed by the family of a local gentleman who sadly developed mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer. We are investigating how he may have come into contact with asbestos and are interested in speaking …

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Bath firms should ‘control the controllables’ and not fret over Brexit, advises business group

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Brexit

Business-owners in Bath should focus on their immediate business concerns and the challenges posed by the city’s infrastructure rather than hard-to-influence Brexit-related issues, a local business group has said. Ian Bell, executive director for the Bath Chamber of Commerce & …

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WITNESS APPEAL: Did you work at or attend these schools in Croydon and South East London in the 1970s – 1990s?

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Our specialist asbestos claims team are investigating how the late Pauline Sparkes may have come into contact with asbestos during her working life.

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Largest reported settlement for benzodiazepine mis-prescription agreed for client of Royds Withy King

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A deceased man’s family have been awarded £625,000 after bringing a claim for benzodiazepine mis-prescription which tragically led him to take his own life – one of the largest reported settlements of its kind in England and Wales. Royds Withy …

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Record dental negligence pay-out for client of Royds Withy King

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A woman who endured “appalling” dental treatment for almost two decades has been awarded £160,000 in total damages – the highest amount ever awarded for a dental negligence claim. Royds Withy King has been vigorously pursuing the case on behalf …

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Pimlico Plumbers – what the Supreme Court decision means for the hospitality sector

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Comments to be attributed to Richard Woodman, Partner and head of employment, Royds Withy King

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Royds Withy King announces four new partners in the South West

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James Worrall, Mark Hambleton, Samantha O'Sullivan, Greg Callard

Pictured (left to right):  James Worrall, Mark Hambleton, Samantha O’Sullivan and Greg Callard. Royds Withy King has announced its annual promotions with four of its solicitors being promoted to partner across its Bath and Swindon offices. The promotions include three …

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Law firm Royds Withy King urges ASA to ‘flushlush’

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Cosmetics retailer Lush has launched a bizarre marketing campaign that amongst other accuses the police of ‘spying’ and being ‘paid to lie’. The campaign has left shoppers bemused and could have uncomfortable consequences for the popular retailer.

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