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Assessing the impact of new anti-fraud rules for online retailers

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New EU anti-fraud rules, which will come into force from September, will require most online payments of more than £27 – or €30 – to go through an extra level of verification such as entering a code received a text message.

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Royds Withy King attracts new Partner specialising in complex & high value divorce

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High value divorce legal expert, Maria Mulroe, has joined Royds Withy King as the law firm looks to step up its offering to entrepreneurs with substantial business and personal assets.

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Alexa, will you be my next doctor?

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With news that Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant will link up with the NHS to answer people’s health queries, Ainara Diaz from our Medical Negligence team looks at the possibilities – and implications – that this could bring for people in the UK.

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HR professionals – be proactive not reactive when it comes to sex discrimination claims

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In the last year there has been a 69 per cent jump in the number of sex discrimination claims brought to British employment tribunals in the year to March. The figures from the Ministry of Justice for the year 2018-19 showed that 9,340 claims were lodged at tribunal, up from 5,522 the previous year.

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Sepsis: how are hospitals faring in the fight against this ‘hidden killer’?

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Divya Anand explains how hospitals in England are performing when treating sepsis, and what more can and should be done to treat this ‘hidden killer’.

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What is the discount rate, and what does the latest change mean for personal injury claimants?

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With today’s announcement that the discount rate will change to minus 0.25%, we give you a quick explainer as to what it is and what the change means for claimants.

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Death and taxes: plans that impact the transfer of wealth

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This article first appeared in The Times on 11 July 2019.

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How is cauda equina syndrome caused by negligence?

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Simon Elliman, partner and head of our Medical Negligence team, helps explain when cauda equina syndrome can be caused by negligent medical treatment.

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Will the public and press be allowed to watch an inquest?

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One of the questions that I get asked when representing families at inquest hearings is: who is allowed to be in the court room, and are the media or press allowed to attend? Understandably, families can be concerned that something very personal to them may become public.

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Making a will – why use a lawyer?

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Have you ever wondered why some Will writers charge as little as £19.99 for making a will, whereas some companies can charge over £1,000?

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A step too far?

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Whilst it is widely accepted that the current Inheritance Tax rules are overly complex and need to be simplified, do the proposals being considered by Labour go too far?

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I leave all my assets to my spouse, and all my data to be managed by…?

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Life used to be so simple. A person would die and their house, bank accounts and shares were all easily identifiable. The house would contain drawers of private letters and photographs, all dealt with by the Executors of the Will. But now, a person dies receiving hardly any hard copy post. Their life is charted in the on-line ether. A whole life is recorded in Facebook check-ins, Instagram images, Tick Tok videos, and banging playlists.

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