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Welcome to the Davis Blank Furniss blog

Anita Shepherd – partner and head of Family Law – discusses: A better way to Divorce.

I’m a proud member of Resolution which is a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Resolution membership is about the approach I take to my work. This means …

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Caroline Bilous – senior solicitor – in our Family Law Team asks: Should I stay or should I go?

One of the many decisions that couples face is what will happen to the family home when they go their separate ways: Will it be sold or will it be retained by one spouse or another to provide a home …

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Employment Law Newsletter – November 2016

Welcome to the November issue of the DBF Employment Law Newsletter… Last month turned out to be busy for the Courts with lots of big names making an appearance such as ASDA, UBER, the long awaited British Gas Trading Limited …

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Asda

7,000 Asda employees have been successful in establishing that their positions as shop floor staff are equal to those in Asda’s distribution centres, so as to enable them to proceed with their claims for equal pay.  This decision illustrates that …

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Communication of a Dismissal

The EAT in Sandal –v- Adecco had to consider whether dismissal can be implied by inaction of an agency employer.  The employee was employed by the agency but worked on assignment at an alternative company.  When this assignment came to …

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Workers or Self-Employed?

An Employment Tribunal has held that Uber drivers are workers for the purpose of the Employment Rights Act 1996, and the Working Time Regulations 1998. As a result they are entitled to certain protection and rights. Uber is a technology …

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Discrimination on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation –v- Religious Belief

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland upheld that a “Christian bakery” had discriminated against a gay man on the grounds of sexual orientation by refusing to bake a cake that he had requested with the caption “Support Gay Marriage”.   …

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Statutory Holiday Pay and Commission

The Court of Appeal has finally made a decision in the case of British Gas Trading Limited –v- Locke & Another. The Court of Appeal has held that statutory holiday pay must include an element of result based commission. This …

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Jessica Greenhalgh – solicitor in the Business and Employment teams – talks Brexit.

After a healthy upturn in the corporate/commercial legal marketplace in 2015/16, the referendum of June 2016 delivered Brexit. The High Court has of course recently ascertained the government alone does not have the authority to trigger Brexit and it must …

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Davis Blank Furniss Sees Sharp Rise in Demand for Professional Negligence Service

Davis Blank Furniss has seen a 40% year on year increase in the number of clients seeking legal advice on issues of negligence by their professional advisors. The three main sectors are the Law, Financial Services and Property. In terms …

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