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Davis Blank Furniss To Sponsor Business Introductions Christmas Drinks Event

Davis Blank Furniss is celebrating Christmas a month early by sponsoring the Business Introductions Christmas Drink and Networking event. It’s taking place on Wednesday 25th November and is being hosted back at the fabulous Neighbourhood Bar in Spinningfields. Tickets cost just £10. To book …

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Davis Blank Furniss Looks To Grow Entertainment, Sports & Media Work With Rudi Kidd Appointment

Davis Blank Furniss has appointed Rudi Kidd as a consultant solicitor specialising in Entertainment, Media, Sports and Intellectual Property law. His new role will see him grow the firm’s work within the music, film, television, sports, fashion and IT industries …

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Non-disclosure in Divorce Cases: Anita Shepherd – head of the Family team at Davis Blank Furniss – Discusses Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil’s Victory at the Supreme Court.

I have been waiting apprehensively for the Supreme Court’s decision in the high profile cases of Sharland and Gohill which have had much press coverage in the last few days.  As a family lawyer always striving for fairness and justice …

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Davis Blank Furniss, RBS & Sterling Partners to Stage Free ‘Business Succession’ Event for North West Entrepreneurs

Davis Blank Furniss has joined forces with Royal Bank of Scotland and Sterling Partners and will be staging a free event that will help business owners plan for their eventual succession or exit. The morning seminar will be taking place …

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Davis Blank Furniss Launches Fixed Fee SIPP/ SSAS Package

Davis Blank Furniss has this week launched a fixed fee service to clients who want to buy a commercial property via a SIPP (Self Invested Personal Pension Scheme) or SSAS (Small Self Administered Scheme). The launch follows a 35% rise …

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Employment Law Newsletter – September 2015

Welcome to our September Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent developments over the last month. CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS TUPE Regulations In BT Managed Services Limited –v- Edwards the …

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Consultation on Termination Payments

The Government has started consulting on simplifying the tax element of termination payments.  The proposals are to:- Remove the distinction between contractual and non-contractual payments. Change the current £30,000 tax free sum to an amount which would increase with the …

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Tribunal Fees

Unison has lost its Court of Appeal case, which challenged the legality of Tribunal Fees.  Whilst the Court of Appeal was concerned about the sharp decline in Employment Tribunal claims, it said that in itself that was not sufficient and …

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Agency Workers Regulations

In Coles –v- Ministry of Defence the EAT had to decide whether an agency worker in a temporary job should be given the right to apply for that job or alternatively to get preference ahead of permanent employees within the …

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Dismissal by reason of comments on Facebook

In British Waterways Board –v- Smith, the EAT had to decide whether comments made by an Employee on Facebook which he later claimed to be untrue was sufficient to amount to gross misconduct.  Mr Smith had made derogatory comments on …

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