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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Ameliah McLaren-Parker – Solicitor in our Private Client team: Making a Will in contemplation of a marriage or civil partnership

Has your wedding been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic? Have you and your partner decided to delay making Wills until your nuptials have taken place? If so, you do not need to wait until your big day in order to get your affairs in order. What is the effect of marriage/Civil Partnership on an... 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 & Employment Solicitor – discusses today’s UK supreme court ruling that Uber drivers are workers.

The UK supreme court has today (19th February 2021) dismissed Uber’s appeal against an employment tribunal ruling that stated its drivers should be classed as workers and receive paid holidays and the minimum wage. The unanimous decision backed the October 2016 employment tribunal ruling that could affect millions of workers in the gig economy (which... Read the rest of this entry →

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Richard Hamilton – Head of Property at Davis Blank Furniss – on why the imminent ending of the stamp duty holiday needs a rethink

The stamp duty holiday, which was introduced last year, has been of huge benefit to the housing market and wider economy. As a firm, we have seen a surge in transactions but there are now real concerns about what will happen once it comes to an end on 31st March – especially for those sales... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andrew Ryan – Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution: “The last shot fired may not hit the target”

A (so-called) “battle of the forms” arises where two parties enter into negotiations with the intention of entering into a contract and each party attempts to conclude the contract on their own standard terms and conditions. The scenario often arises in negotiations between commercial suppliers and buyers of goods. In every case, in order to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss acts for Crawfords LLP in deal with RPG Chartered Accountants

Royce Peeling Green Chartered Accountants (RPG) and Crawfords Chartered Accountants have signed a deal through which Crawfords will join RPG. The deal will complete on Wednesday 31st March 2021 and the new firm will be known as Royce Peeling Green incorporating Crawfords. Davis Blank Furniss’ business and employment teams advised Crawfords LLP and its owners... Read the rest of this entry →

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