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Category Archives: News

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Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team – asks: Is the current law on Wills outdated?

The Law Commission for England and Wales has proposed that the law around Wills should be updated and brought into the “modern world”. The Law Commission wants to change the existing rules about how to create a valid Will where …

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Davis Blank Furniss acts for EFS.Global in acquisition of Euro SDB

Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Burnley-based EFS.Global on its purchase of Euro SDB Limited which specialises in distribution, logistics and warehousing. The deal sees EFS.Global acquire the entire issued share capital of Euro SDB for an undisclosed sum. EFS.Global …

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Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor – discusses the news that a court ruling is not needed to withdraw care.

The Court of Protection has recently ruled that legal permission will no longer be required to end care for patients in a permanent vegetative state. This means that if doctors and close family members believe that it is in the …

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Davis Blank Furniss to launch free legal coffee mornings in Glossop

We are excited to announce that we will be staging a free monthly legal drop-in coffee morning for the local community which will be starting on Wednesday 4th October (and then on the first Wednesday of each month thereafter) at …

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Greg Carr – Trainee Solicitor – looks at the recent upturn in Manchester’s buy-to-let property market

Historically, London has been the hive of buy-to-let investment hype in the UK and has seemingly been investors’ first choice, with previously more than three times the number of buy-to-let mortgages recorded in London than in Manchester.  However, recent changes …

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Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team – on recent discussions in the press about Lasting Powers of Attorney

There has been some discussion in the press recently about Lasting Powers of Attorney and whether there are proper safe-guarding checks in place.  Here at Davis Blank Furniss, we advise clients about creating Lasting Powers of Attorney all of the …

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Charlotte Tyrer – Trainee Solicitor in our Family department – discusses Court’s decision to permit ex-wife to challenge terms of order agreeing sale of family home to repay mortgage

The UK Supreme Court has given a divorced woman permission to challenge one of the terms of her 2010 final Order that relates to the division of their assets on divorce.  The Court Order included a fairly common provision whereby …

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Employment Law Newsletter – July 2017

The summer has brought us lots of sunshine, the shocking decision of the Supreme Court on the Tribunal Fee System yesterday (click here to read our blog), and the findings of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices which have finally …

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Whistleblowing and Public Interest

In Chesterton Global Limited v Nurmohamed the Court of Appeal has held that the fact that something is in a worker’s private interest, does not prevent it from also being in the public interest.  However, the Court of Appeal was …

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Pre-pack Administration and TUPE

The CJEU has held in a Dutch case that administration (including “pre-packs”) is not primarily aimed at liquidating the undertaking.  Therefore employees would not lose the right to transfer when all or part of that undertaking is transferred. The position …

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