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Category Archives: News

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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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Disciplinary Hearing – Choice of Representative

In Stephens –v- University of Birmingham the High Court had to make a decision as to whether denying an employee a choice of representative at a disciplinary hearing other than a union representative or a colleague would be sufficient to …

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TUPE Regulations

In BT Managed Services Limited –v- Edwards the EAT had to decide whether an Employee who was permanently off sick could be considered to be assigned to an organised grouping of employees under a TUPE transfer.  Mr Edwards had been …

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Sonio Singh Talks to Business Growth Hub

Sonio Singh – who is a partner is our Corporate team – recently spoke to Business Growth Hub about the importance of business start-up support. You can view the full video here. If you’d like to speak to Sonio about …

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Davis Blank Furniss Glossop Launches New ‘At Home Service’ for Elderly & Housebound Clients

The Glossop office of Davis Blank Furniss has launched a free home visit service for elderly and housebound people in the town who need to access legal advice and services. The new service, which will run for an initial three …

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Paul Walton – head of Professional Negligence – discusses the main reasons why he has seen a noticeable increase in claims against solicitors on conveyancing & property matters.

Delay, Delay, Delay This is a major reason why solicitors cause problems to their clients. Making errors on Registration of Title These can be errors in description of the property or by use of wrong or inaccurate plans. Failing to …

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Wills, Trusts & Probate Newsletter – July 2015

Welcome to our latest departmental newsletter.  The focus this month is on our Private Client team. DeBrieF FACTS Laura Johnson – a solicitor in our Private Client department – explains Deeds of Variation. What Are They? If a deceased person …

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Davis Blank Furniss Announces Dates and Details of its Manchester LPA Week 2015

Davis Blank Furniss will be holding its Manchester 2015 Lasting Powers of Attorney Week from Monday 13th to Friday 17th July at its Deansgate office. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to appoint a trusted friend, relative or …

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