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

Lauren Sever – Corporate, Commercial and Employment Solicitor – discusses filing accounts at Companies House.

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, measures were introduced to allow companies an additional three months to file their statutory accounts at Companies House. The temporary extension which granted companies the automatic right to file their statutory accounts at Companies House three months later than they would otherwise have been due, has now ceased... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss acts for EFS on Austin Wilkinson & Sons Ltd acquisition

Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Burnley-based EFS Global Ltd on its acquisition of Atherton-based Austin Wilkinson for an undisclosed sum. Austin Wilkinson provides haulage, freight forwarding and logistics services – both in the UK and across Europe. EFS Global is one of the North West’s largest freight forwarding and haulage groups. It now has... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield – Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence – discusses why the relationship between solicitor and client must be honest at all times.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of being a solicitor is the personal and confidential relationship between us and our clients.  As solicitors we take great pride in representing their interests to the best of our abilities and acting at all times in a professional manner. It is important to understand that clients too have... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – shares the latest Employment Law updates and news including the Furlough Scheme, Shielding, and changes to the IR35 rules

Furlough Guidance Update There was certainly a sigh of relief for many businesses and their employees when the Government confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was to be extended until 30th September 2021. However, again, like we saw last year, the current terms whereby the Government pays a contribution of 80% (up to £2,500.00)... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss acts in sale of 06 Ormskirk Ltd to the Chorley Group

Davis Blank Furniss has acted for the vendors of 06 Ormskirk Ltd in its sale to the Chorley Group, which included 06 Vauxhall Ormskirk and 06 Mitsubishi Skelmersdale, for an undisclosed sum. The two businesses will become part of the Chorley Group, which currently comprises nine franchises and 250 employees, and will trade as Chorley... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield – Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury – on why health and safety should remain front and centre for employers.

The last year has been a struggle for many businesses.  It has been a difficult balancing act to keep companies going, often coping with just a skeleton staff.  Despite this, health and safety should still be at the forefront of business owners’ minds, as the sentencing possibilities are potentially huge, including unlimited fines and/or a... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss acts for EFS Global on AFI UK acquisition

Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Burnley-based EFS Global on its acquisition of AFI UK Limited for an undisclosed sum.  Headquartered at the World Freight Terminal in Manchester, AFI UK provides bespoke freight forwarding and logistics services – both in the UK and internationally. EFS Global is one of the North West’s largest import/export and... Read the rest of this entry →

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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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