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Will I have to go to court? – what you need to know when making a compensation claim

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With rules that stipulate parties must attempt to settle a claim out of court, and with high costs associated with going to trial, it is in both parties’ interests to do all they can to negotiate a settlement before the final court hearing.

Therefore it’s increasingly unlikely that a case will go to trial. However, it’s not unheard of.

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Do I have to wear a helmet while horse riding? A legal expert’s view

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Many of us are guilty of not wearing a helmet when out riding, be that on a horse or on a bicycle. We often see cases in the media of people being seriously injured or even killed when they were involved in an accident and were not wearing a helmet.

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Is male cosmetic surgery on the rise?

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Cosmetic surgery has been popular with women for a long time, however the topic has generally been a taboo subject among men. But, as more men seek out cosmetic surgery treatments, could this all be about to change?

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Incoming changes of debt recovery

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The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims (the Protocol) has now been approved and made its way into the First Supplement of the 2017 edition of the Civil Procedure Rules. It is due to come into force on 1 October 2017 and will affect how companies recover unpaid debts from individuals. It does not apply to business-to-business debts unless the debtor is a sole trader. Do you now need to revisit your internal credit control process and terms of business?

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Group B Strep: New information leaflet now to be given to all expectant mothers

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Leading charity, Group B Strep Support, has joined forces with the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) in order to produce an informative patient leaflet about group B Strep. This leaflet, the first of its kind, will be given to all pregnant women as part of routine antenatal care in England and Wales and represents a huge step forwards in giving expectant mothers the opportunity to make informed choices about GBS.

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Getting a fair trade on our tea and coffee

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Based on the amount of tea and coffee I have to order in, and the speed that our offices go through it on a weekly basis, I sometimes think that this entire company is powered on caffeine. Look around you now. Do you have a cup on your desk? In there one on the desk next to you? The answer is probably yes.

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3 things you need to know about the UK cosmetic surgery industry

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Is the cosmetic industry as safe as you are led to believe? Ben Lees explores the findings of the report published by the Nuffield Council of Bioethics, and what you need to know about the UK cosmetic surgery industry…

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Going green for good – the small steps that make a big difference

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At Royds Withy King we take our commitment to sustainability incredibly seriously and genuinely believe that the environment matters. We have publicly reported our carbon footprint for the past five years via the Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA).

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Fashion in courts: Chanel defends its intellectual property

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In the fast-moving world of intellectual property and trade marks, it is vital to defend your brand as actively as you can. And you don’t have to be an international powerhouse like Chanel to do it.

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Know the facts: the dangers of common cosmetic procedures

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London is a hub of cosmetic procedures and often at the cutting edge of new techniques. But is this growing industry as safe as some might want you to believe?

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Industry responds to life sciences industrial strategy

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Oxford genetics

Earlier this week, a report by Sir John Bell, British-Canadian geneticist and Oxford University professor, set out proposals to encourage growth and investment as the Government seeks to address concerns about the negative effects of Brexit on scientific research, academia and the pharmaceutical industry. The report was commissioned by the Government and written in collaboration with key players in the life sciences sector.

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New Supplementary Planning Guidance to boost affordable housing

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In August, the Mayor of London published new Supplementary Planning Guidance aimed at increasing the levels of affordable housing being built.

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