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Author Archives: DBF Law

Davis Blank Furniss launches new online Wills service

We are excited to announce that we created and launched a brand new online service where clients can start a new Will without leaving their home. The simple and free to use form will help people layout their wishes including; who their money and property will go to on their death; who they would like... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – on Settlement Agreements for Employees

Myself and my colleagues in the Employment team have expertise in advising employees who have been presented with a Settlement Agreement by their employer or individuals who are wishing to negotiate an exit from their current place of work which more often than not will result in a Settlement Agreement. In short, a Settlement Agreement... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss relocates to Deva City Office Park

We are delighted to announce that we have relocated to Deva City Office Park from 90 Deansgate where we had been based since 1965. We have leased the 4,709 sq ft self-contained building (units 13 to 15) on a six-year lease. The decision to move was taken last year, and it took the firm’s partnership... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ameliah McLaren-Parker, Solicitor in our Private Client team, on why you should instruct a solicitor to draft your Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) is a legal document which allows you to appoint and individual/ individuals (“attorneys”) to make decisions on your behalf about your property, finances; and (if you were to lose mental capacity) health and care. There are two types of LPA – one for finance and property affairs, and one... Read the rest of this entry →

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Paul Walton Professional Negligence Consultant at Davis Blank Furniss

Paul Walton, Head of the Professional Negligence team, discusses the recent case of Hart v Large, and its implications for professional negligence claims involving real estate

Purchasing land is a complicated affair. It is therefore no surprise that professional advice is part and parcel of such transactions; lay people are not qualified to make judgments about (for example) the structural integrity of or the legal rights affecting the property that they wish to purchase. It is simply not reasonable to expect... Read the rest of this entry →

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Rebecca Taylor – Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution department – discusses beneficial interests in property

Cohabiting couples who buy a property together may find themselves in the unfortunate situation where the relationship between them has ended but they continue to share a property together. In many cases, both parties will be registered at HM Land Registry as the owners of the property. However, in some cases, only one party is... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kirsty Morbey, Partner in our Family team, discusses the Panorama and Women’s Aid investigation which discovered a surge in domestic abuse during lockdown

Back at the start of lockdown, I wrote a blog post about how we all had to be more vigilant in spotting the signs of domestic violence in our communities as there were substantial fears as to how lockdown would impact upon the victims of domestic abuse. Unfortunately, a recent joint investigation by Panorama and... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andrew Ryan, Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Department, discusses if it is possible to get out of a contract

If you want to get out of a contract, the first place to look is the express terms of the contract. Express terms It may be the case that the contract will include a term which allows you to terminate the contract. Contracts often include express terms allowing a party to terminate the contract when... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss acts for EFS Global on Caistor Distribution acquisition

Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Burnley-based EFS Global on its acquisition of Caistor Distribution Limited for an undisclosed sum. Predominantly based in Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire, Caistor Distribution provides specialised logistics services including pallet distribution, general haulage and warehousing – both in the UK and internationally. EFS Global is one of the North West’s... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang, Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, summarises the UK’s new points-based immigration system

In July, the government published further details on the UK’s new points-based immigration system which will take effect from 1 January 2021, once freedom of movement with the EU has ended. To help you prepare, the Home office has published an updated introductory guide to the system for employers. This provides an overview of the... Read the rest of this entry →

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