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Davis Blank Furniss Announces Pro-Bono Family Law Clinic with Manchester Free Legal Help

Davis Blank Furniss is delighted to announce that it will be staging a regular Family Law drop-in advice clinic with Manchester Free Legal Help (MFLH) on a pro-bono basis. The first clinic will take place on Friday 28th October (alternate …

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SCAM ALERT

We have been informed by some members of the public that they have received emails which purport to be from this firm with the subject heading “Receipt request” and referring to a payment receipt in the document provided.  Although the …

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Alexandra Herbert – trainee solicitor in our Property team – discusses how the Brexit referendum has affected Manchester’s property market

Following the initial shock of Brexit, many expected the property market to take a huge hit following the drop in the pound.  Indeed, immediately after the referendum on 23rdJune, there was a definite feeling of uncertainty within the property market, …

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Richard Hamilton – partner in our Property team – discusses Selling and Buying: Moving up the Property Ladder

Moving house is said to be one of life’s most stressful moments but it doesn’t have to be.  If you know what to expect and approach the process with an open and realistic attitude you can move into your future …

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Davis Blank Furniss Sees 30% Rise in LPAs for Entrepreneurs Under 40 in the North West

Davis Blank Furniss has reported a 30% rise in the number of LPAs that it has drafted for clients under 40 over the past 12 months. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to appoint a trusted friend, relative …

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Greg Carr – trainee solicitor in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Zero Dividends

Shares which do not carry a dividend are not ordinary shares for the purposes of Entrepreneurs’ Relief says the First Tier Tribunal M McQuillan and E McQuillan v HMRC [2016] UKFTT 305 On the sale of a trading business, in …

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Jessica Greenhalgh – solicitor in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Data Security

Data security has hit the headlines this month as it was revealed that the ‘internet giant’ Yahoo! was the victim of a cyber-hack in 2014.  An estimated 500 million accounts are thought to have been compromised, 8 million of which …

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Sonio Singh – partner in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Corporate Re-organisations – Stamp Duty Changes

From a historical perspective, Section 77 Finance Act 1986 has been a key tool regarding relief from Stamp Duty on share for share exchanges.  The key conditions are detailed at Section 77(3) and include the following: The relevant transfer of …

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Andy McNish – partner in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Copyright Ownership

Remember that you do not automatically own copyright in material that is created for your business unless the creator is your employee doing so as part of their employment. This means that the right to reproduce and freely make use …

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Caroline Bilous Joins Davis Blank Furniss Family Team

Davis Blank Furniss has appointed Caroline Bilous as a senior solicitor in its Family team. Caroline will be based at our headquarters in Manchester but will also handle cases out of our Glossop office. Her new role will see her …

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