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Legal solutions to our digital future

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Contributing authors: Charlotte Ebbutt, and Louise Hart

At Royds Withy King our lawyers work closely with technology-rich businesses to help bring new tech to market, and with businesses wanting to implement new technologies and innovations – from cloud-based outsourcing to AI and machine learning – across their operations.

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The CQC State of Care report 2018/19: a quick-fire summary with commentary

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CQC have released their report on the state of care for 2018/19. Our Health & Social Care team bring you the summary and their comments on the key findings of the report including issues such as quality, funding, workforce, technology, innovation and capacity.

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Open Banking: new regime for Secure Customer Authentication (SCA)

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The British Retail Consortium estimated that an amazing 75% of UK retailers were unaware that the EU’s new rules on Secure Customer Authentication (SCA) came into effect on 14 September 2019.

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The future of the high street

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Contributing authors: Malcolm Gregory

Is the high street doomed to exist in the shadow of ecommerce? Or can it find a new and exciting niche? Watch our video with Kate Hardcastle, retail expert, as she asks if a 1 Billion pound government initiative can help turn the tide.

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A Right Royal Hullabaloo: The Duchess of Sussex v The Mail on Sunday

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Megan Markle Duchess Prince Harry

The Duchess of Sussex has issued proceedings against Associated Newspapers over the publication by The Mail on Sunday of a private letter written by her to her father. Prince Harry has launched an attack on the British Press expressing his fears that his “wife was falling victim to the same powerful forces” that his mother faced.

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Colleagues at Royds Withy King mark World Homeless Day by donating over £55,000 to charity partners

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Colleagues at Royds Withy King are marking World Homeless Day with donations to their charity partners who are supporting vulnerable people around the issue of rough sleeping.

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Bristol charity supported with bench donation for innovative cycling scheme

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Royds Withy King has presented a bench to a scheme run by its charity partner which gives everyone the chance to get into cycling.

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Intrepid trio from Royds Withy King prepare for Mount Kilimanjaro climb in aid of Julian House

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An intrepid trio from law firm Royds Withy King are preparing to climb the highest mountain in Africa to raise funds for Julian House.

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Who decides what is equivalent to an illegal post?

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Facebook blocked illegal

The European Court of Justice has this week ruled that once Facebook, and similar platforms, are made aware of illegal content on their sites, they must not only remove the offending post worldwide, but must also now seek out and remove any “equivalent” versions.

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Knowledge of disability – is it safe to rely on OH reports?

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When managing staff sickness absence it is essential that you consider whether the worker has a disability. Failing to do so could create significant risk of a disability discrimination claim under the Equality Act 2010.

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Royds Withy King Ranked Top for Gender Diversity

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Award-winning Royds Withy King has been ranked second among UK Top 100 law firms for its gender diversity.

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Construction cost certainty: the elusive mythical beast?

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EDF announced this week that the estimated completion costs for the Hinkley Point C project have now spiralled again to between £21.5 billion and £22.5 billion.

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