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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Do you rent space or land to a telecoms provider? If you do, Richard Hamilton – Partner and Head of our Property team – shares an important update.

Last month, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) published some important guidance for providers of telecommunications infrastructure in England during the current pandemic. The guidance is called: COVID-19 guidance for telecommunications infrastructure deployment in England. Our Property team works with several clients who rent space to telecoms providers so we thought sharing... Read the rest of this entry →

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Karen Yates – Head of our Private Client team – answers four of the most commonly asked questions about Wills

Below are some of the most common questions we get asked about Wills. If you have a specific query that’s not covered, please don’t hesitate to contact me for an informal chat. Is it still possible to draft a new Will or update my existing Will during the current lockdown? Absolutely.  With all the stress... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ameliah McLaren-Parker – Solicitor in our Private Client team – on why it’s so important to have a well drafted will.

Having a Will allows you to decide how your assets are to be distributed when you die. If you do not have a Will, such distribution will be governed by the Intestacy Rules and may not reflect your wishes. A Will is a way for you to advise on what should happen to your estate... Read the rest of this entry →

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Beetham Tower, Deansgate, Manchester

7 of Manchester’s most iconic people

Manchester is easily one of the UK’s biggest cultural hubs, with a rich history of music, sport and art providing countless internationally recognised icons. In the music world, the Madchester scene was one of the biggest musical waves of the 90s, while our city also contributed some of the most renowned names of the Britpop... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang – Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, at Davis Blank Furniss – on the Home Office’s latest visa update

As the country continues with being in lockdown, and many government departments are temporarily mothballed, it would be tempting to imagine that nothing needs to be done over the next few weeks in relation to immigration applications, but this is not the case. Due to COVID-19, all UK Visa Application Centres are currently closed. If... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lewis Thompson, Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team, discusses the effects of coronavirus on the most vulnerable in society and the help they can access

One of the biggest concerns over COVID-19 is the number of elderly and vulnerable people who are now sadly subject to home isolation and a complete drop in social interaction. Loneliness and isolation can have a serious effect on a person’s mental and physical wellbeing. Even before Coronavirus, it was thought that more than two... Read the rest of this entry →

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One Angel Square, Manchester's NOMA Project

5 of Manchester’s biggest regeneration schemes

The landscape of Manchester has become unrecognisable over the past years and decades, with buildings of the past now forgotten, and new skyscrapers standing in their place. An incredible amount of redevelopment and regeneration has happened, with plenty more planned, all with the aim of making the city centre a more fresh and modern place... Read the rest of this entry →

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Karen Yates – Head of the Private Client team – on the top five reasons why you should update your Will

So, question: When did you make your Will? The 80’s? 90’s? 00’s? Clients are often surprised to find that their Wills are older than they realise. Time passes so quickly that before we know it our circumstances have changed and our Wills are out of date. For example, it’s common to appoint your siblings as... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lewis Thompson – Solicitor in our Private Client team – discusses Wills and the importance of both the financial provision and guardianship for children

When I am instructed to draft a Will for my client, I take care to take instructions not only regarding their property and finances but about their family matters as well. I often ask the question: Who will look after your children should you die? Children (minors) and the appointment of guardians is a major... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lauren Sever, Trainee Corporate and Commercial Solicitor at Davis Blank Furniss

Lauren Sever – Corporate, Commercial and Employment Solicitor – discuss the impact of coronavirus on those who are self-employed

In light of the recent regulations surrounding furlough for employers and employees, the government has also pledged to offer significant financial support to those self-employed in these unprecedented times. The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme Similarly to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, this is a temporary scheme which is anticipated to last up to 3 months... Read the rest of this entry →

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