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Wills, Trusts & Probate Newsletter – November 2014

Welcome to our latest departmental newsletter.  The focus this month is on our Wills, Trusts and Probate team. DeBrieF FACTS Laura Johnson – a solicitor in our Private Client department answers the often asked question: What Does Probate Mean? 1. …

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Holly Rogalski from Davis Blank Furniss’ Glossop office asks: Why is it so important to make a Will?

Recent studies have indicated that more than half of all adults living in the UK have not made a Will. For many people, making a Will remains on their “to do” list when it ought to be a top priority. …

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Davis Blank Furniss Announces Dates and Details of its Will Week 2014

The Glossop office of Davis Blank Furniss will be holding its 2014 Will Week from Monday 17th to Friday 21st November at its Ellison Street office.  During this year’s Will Week, the firm will be offering the local community a …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Terms and Conditions by Jessica Greenhalgh

Many businesses enter into Terms and Conditions every day without really understanding what they are agreeing to or how important they are. In this article I look at what Terms and Conditions are and why they are important. I then …

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Holiday Pay to Include Overtime – Anna Bunting on this week’s landmark case

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has, this week, handed down judgment in a ground-breaking decision confirming that businesses should factor in overtime when calculating holiday pay. The key part of the decision in Bear Scotland and others v Fulton and others …

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Employment Law Newsletter – November 2014

Welcome to our November 2014 Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case developments over the last month. DEVELOPMENTS TO LEGISLATION Family-friendly rights: further draft regulations and new Acas …

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Charlotte Fielding on the incorporation of Terms and Conditions Documents into Business Contracts

Many businesses have a document which sets out their Terms and Conditions. In practice, however, many businesses fail to incorporate those Terms and Conditions into their contracts and so they are not afforded the intended benefits of those terms. This …

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Charlotte Fielding Summarises Our Recent Event with Forward Ladies Networking Group

I am a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team at Davis Blank Furniss. I was pleased to recently be given the opportunity to host a Forward Ladies event at Davis Blank Furniss’ offices. Forward Ladies is a business networking group …

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October Becomes Caketober at Davis Blank Furniss!

This month our nominated charity, Forever Manchester, is running Caketober which is its annual a celebration of all things scrummy and cake-like! Companies and organisations in and around Manchester are being invited to put on a bake sale for one …

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Davis Blank Furniss Launches Shared Parental Leave Fixed Fee Policy Service

As you may have seen, Shared Parental Leave (where the mother and father or mother’s partner can effectively share the mother’s maternity leave) has become a hot topic over recent months. The regulations are currently before parliament and are due …

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