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Lewis Thompson – solicitor in our Private Client team – discusses Trusts.

What is a trust? A trust is an arrangement whereby assets (money, investments, property) are held by someone or by a group of people for the benefit of another person or group of people. The people responsible for looking after …

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Laura Willis – associate solicitor in our Private Client team – discusses the Residence Nil Rate Band

What is the Residence Nil Rate Band? You may have seen in the news that a new Inheritance Tax threshold was introduced on 6th April 2017.  It is referred to as the Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) and it is …

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Clinical Negligence – looks at the Turnaround for Tameside

We are all extremely disappointed when local services fail to supply a good standard of care. Over the last few years, one of our local hospitals, Tameside Hospital, has had a particularly troubled past. Put into special measures after an …

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Laura Willis – associate solicitor in our Private Client team – discusses the aftermath of Ilott v Mitson

You may have seen this case reported in the news over the last few years.  The general rule in England and Wales is that you can leave your property to anyone you want under your Will.  You can exclude certain …

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Davis Blank Furniss confirmed as new Glossop Golf Club headline sponsor

We are delighted to announce that Davis Blank Furniss is the new club sponsor of Glossop & District Golf Club in a three-year exclusive deal. Lewis Thompson – solicitor at our Glossop office said: “Davis Blank Furniss has been in …

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Davis Blank Furniss Glossop Grows Private Client Team With Appointment

Our Glossop office has grown its Private Client team with the appointment of Lewis Thompson who joins as a private client solicitor. His new role will see him handle all types of Private Client matters including Wills, Trusts, Lasting Powers …

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Clinical Negligence – discusses the Significant Rise in Dispensing Errors

Davis Blank Furniss continues to see a significant increase in clients complaining of dispensing errors. A typical example is that a client will visit their pharmacist, they are provided with medication, they take the medication for a few days and …

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Clinical Negligence – discusses Deaths of Patients with Mental Health Issues and Learning Disabilities

In 2015, NHS England commissioned a review into the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. It was concerned about how the Trust investigated the deaths of mental health patients and those with learning disabilities. It focused on the period between April …

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Davis Blank Furniss supports official launch event of TLC: Talk, Listen, Change

Last night (Tuesday 11th April) Davis Blank Furniss sponsored the official launch event of the new charity TLC: Talk, Listen, Change. Over 200 of the North West’s leading business people and public figures attended the reception which took place at …

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Clinical Negligence – discusses Clinical Negligence Mediation: Complaints against NHS Hospitals

A couple of months ago the NHS Litigation Authority launched a new Mediation Service. Helen Vernon, the Chief Executive of NHSLA, announced that: “Mediation is an excellent forum for dispute resolution and provides injured patients and their families with an …

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