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New IT Director Completes Business Services Leadership Team at Royds Withy King

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Law firm Royds Withy King has appointed its first Director of IT, completing its business services leadership team. Ben Short joins Royds Withy King from Capita Specialist Services where he was Portfolio IT Director for the financial services sector. His …

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How did talcum powder become contaminated with asbestos? What you need to know

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Abbie Porter from our expert mesothelioma team looks at the news that talcum powder could have been contaminated with asbestos, and what this means for the future.

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Royds Withy King achieves top rankings in Chambers High Net Worth guide

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Royds Withy King have achieved top rankings in the 2018 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth guide, released by Chambers and Partners, the international leading guide to the law (published 19 July 2018).

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Supreme Court rules unhappy wife must stay married – comment from law firm Royds Withy King

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The Supreme Court has today ruled that an unhappy wife must stay married, despite living apart from her estranged husband since 2015. Supreme Court judges reluctantly made the ruling, saying that it was for Parliament, not the courts, to reform …

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Government, regulators and employers failing on sexual harassment – comment from Royds Withy King

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The Women and Equalities Committee, chaired by Maria Miller MP, has published a report today that says Government, regulators and employers are all failing in their responsibilities to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace. The Committee concludes that sexual harassment …

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Older women failed by weak enforcement of age discrimination laws

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The Women and Equalities Committee, chaired by Maria Miller MP, is to publish a report today that says the talents of the over 50s are being wasted because of discrimination, bias and outdated employment practices. The report concludes that Government and the Equality and Human …

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Oxford lawyers scoop Law Society awards

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Two lawyers from Royds Withy King in Oxford have come out on top at the prestigious Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire Law Society Awards 2018. Jennifer Sampson, a lawyer in the Corporate team at Royds Withy King, was named Junior Lawyer …

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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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Southport 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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