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How assistive technology can help someone living with Erb’s palsy

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Joachim Stanley explains a few of the options available to those who live with Erb’s palsy, who need assistance with daily living.

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Coping with Erb’s palsy – a client’s experience

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It is one of the privileges of my job to represent truly inspirational people. It’s incredibly heartening to see clients doing well, in the face of what are sometimes very difficult circumstances. R (he’s too modest to be named) is one of these people.

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Baby loss awareness week 2021 – one mother’s story of the loss of her newborn baby

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Candle light

Baby loss awareness week takes place for the 19th year between 9-15 October 2021 with a request to light a candle between 7-8pm on 15th October in remembrance of all babies lost to us in pregnancy or infancy. We are asked to create a wave of light and to post photographs or memories on social media of babies lost to parents and families.

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General Counsel: How to drive change and deliver value through ESG engagement

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ESG

At our latest In conversation webinar, we were joined by leading legal authority on ESG Professor Paul Watchman, Special Legal Adviser at UNEP Principles of Sustainable Development Net Zero Insurance Underwriters Alliance. Paul looked at the opportunities General Counsel and in-house lawyers have to drive change and deliver value through greater engagement in environmental, social and governance (ESG).

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When is a penalty disallowed?

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Penalty disallowed

The High Court has recently considered the interesting question of whether a 400% increase in the interest rate applicable under a loan agreement after the loan redemption date had passed, constituted an unacceptable penalty and should therefore be struck down.

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The rise of sustainable finance

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Contributing authors: Moses Akanmu

Sustainable finance

According to the Financial Times, across UK banking, the market in green and sustainability-linked financing is growing at an estimated 80%, making it among the fastest-growing segments of the credit market.

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Fraud and financial services: where to from here?

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Contributing authors: Josh Craig

Fraud

Fraud has been in the spotlight recently: “Take Five” anti-fraud campaign has made headlines, and UK Finance has released their report on fraud covering the first half of 2021. We are taking the opportunity to look at some fraud statistics; the challenges the industry is facing from fraud; areas which are particularly sensitive or exposed to fraud; and the overall impact that fraud can have on businesses.

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When an employee leaves, make sure your data doesn’t

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Contributing authors: Tim Gofton

Employee leaving

From the deliberate poaching of staff, through to people leaving to set up a competitor – for many financial services firms leavers present the biggest security risk.

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The Taliban in Afghanistan – the implications for UK banks

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Kabul

As has been widely reported in the news, much of Afghanistan is currently under Taliban rule. Many UK banks are therefore seeking advice regarding the evolving Afghan situation, and what to do as regards their customers, and wider business, in the region.

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Why I’m observing World Cerebral Palsy Day today

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Today, like thousands of people across the world, I will be celebrating World Cerebral Palsy Day. World CP day is an opportunity to raise awareness of cerebral palsy; to celebrate the lives of the 17 million people affected by cerebral palsy; and to focus on areas for change that will have a positive impact on their lives.

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Employment legal update #50 | October 2021

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Employment law update

Our Employment & HR team brings its monthly review of new legislation, guidance and case law.

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Royds Withy King partner with Ownacarehome.com

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We have announced today a partnership with Ownacarehome.com – a dedicated portal for social care providers looking to acquire care home businesses.

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