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Category Archives: News

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Shared Parental Leave – Babies due on or after 5th April 2015

Do you have a policy in place? Have you decided what value of pay you will apply? Have you decided whether you can only accommodate a continuous block of leave or disbursed block of leave? If the answer is ‘No’ …

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Revised ACAS Code of Practice

The change to the ACAS Code of Practice on disciplinaries reflects the EAT Judgment in Toal -v- GB Oils and came into effect from 11th March 2015. The revision confirms that employers must agree to a worker’s request to be …

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Disability and Constructive Knowledge: Donelien -v- Liberata UK Limited, EAT

In this case the EAT had to consider whether an employer had constructive knowledge of an employee’s disability where the employer had relied on an occupational health report which had been flawed with discrepancies but had nonetheless taken some other …

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Holiday Pay: Locke -v- British Gas, ET

Mr Locke had claimed that the commission he had earned should be taken into account when calculating his holiday pay so that he would not lose income by taking annual leave. Following the ECJ’s decision last year, which we have …

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Corporate and Commercial Newsletter – March 2015

Welcome to the latest departmental newsletter from Davis Blank Furniss. Our focus this time is on our Corporate and Commercial team. DeBrieF OPINION Sonio Singh – partner in our Corporate/Commercial department – discusses… Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) Schemes – Tax …

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Davis Blank Furniss Confirms Latest Trainee Qualification

Davis Blank Furniss is pleased to announce that Jessica Greenhalgh has completed her training programme after qualifying on 16th March 2015. Jessica started her training contract at the firm in March 2013. Over the past two years she has had …

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Employment Law Newsletter – March 2015

Welcome to our March 2015 Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case developments over the last month. CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS Collective Redundancies and the meaning of ‘establishment’ The …

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Wills, Trusts & Probate Newsletter – March 2015

Welcome to our latest departmental newsletter. The focus this time is on our Wills, Trists and Probate team. DeBrieF TEAM SPOTLIGHT: Karen Witter, Partner… What does your role at Davis Blank Furniss involve? I am a partner and the head …

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

Davis Blank Furniss Glossop will be holding its 2015 Lasting Powers of Attorney Week from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th March at its Ellison Street office. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to appoint a trusted friend, relative …

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Employment Law Newsletter – February 2015

Welcome to our February 2015 Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case developments over the last month. CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS Reasonable adjustments In the case of Doran v …

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