Author Archives: Davis Blank Furniss

Employment Law Newsletter – February 2014

Welcome to our February 2014 Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case law developments over the last month. CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS Attendees of our recent Breakfast Briefing ‘ …

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Why do more couples choose to divorce and separate in January?

The family law department at Davis Blank Furniss typically sees a spike in divorces in the New Year. January is traditionally known as the month where more divorce proceedings are started than at any other time of the year. We …

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Employment Law Newsletter – December 2013

Welcome to our December 2013 Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case law developments. CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS How important is a diagnosis to a disability discrimination case? ‘Very …

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Unfair dismissal claims – update

In our last newsletter, we reported on the position regarding statutory caps for compensation for Unfair Dismissal claims. The current cap is fixed at £74,200, but the Secretary of State now has the power to amend the statutory limit at …

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Your Questions…

In every issue of DeBrieF, we try to answer a few questions sent in by our readers.  This month, we’re focussing on Property… Q: I am the freehold owner of a building that is used as a workshop.  Until recently, …

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Quick Fire Intro to Personal Injury Trusts from Kate Oldfield…

What is a PI Trust? A personal injury trust is a legally binding arrangement, where funds are held by persons called trustees for the benefit of another or others upon the terms of a document called a trust deed. Who …

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Kirsty Morbey Discusses the Hot Topic of Collaborative Law…

Collaborative Law was first established in the UK, approximately 10 years ago.  It originated in the USA and its success quickly spread to Canada and Australia as an alternative way to resolve disputes upon the breakdown of a relationship. Through …

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DeBrieF – July 2013

Welcome to DeBrieF…  With the summer holidays nearly upon us – and the sun in the sky – we wanted to publish one last issue of DeBrieF before people start heading off to warmer climates. As ever, the past few …

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Employment Law Newsletter – July 2013

Welcome to our July 2013 Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case law developments.  Legislation Updates Whistle-Blowing On 25 June 2013, most of the new provisions in relation …

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Breakfast Briefing – Professional Negligence: What you should know and what you need to know

The task of running a business is virtually impossible without the assistance of “the professionals”; from setting up your business, to buying or leasing commercial premises, to managing your financials,  you have no option but to put your trust in your …

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