We are delighted to announce that Danielle Cobb has been appointed as a solicitor in our Family team. Her new role will see her acting on behalf of clients seeking advice on all aspects of family law including divorce, matrimonial financial matters, child arrangement orders – including specific issue orders – and prohibited steps orders,... Read the rest of this entry →
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Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – discusses yesterday’s news that employers can put self-isolating staff on furlough.
It has been reported that a little known provision of the government’s job retention (furlough) scheme has come to light in recent days. It can be used by employers to cover payments for employees who are self-isolating. This means that employers can furlough self-isolating staff and claim (the normal) 80% of that employees salary from... Read the rest of this entry →
Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Burnley-based EFS Global Ltd on the acquisition of Courier Connections (Scotland) Ltd. The business, which provides distribution and haulage logistics services, has depots in Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The value of this latest deal has not been disclosed. EFS Global is one of the North West’s largest freight forwarding... Read the rest of this entry →
Kirsty Morbey – Family and Collaborative Law Partner – discusses the Gates’ high profile divorce and the rise of ‘Silver Separators’.
It has recently been announced that one of the richest men in the world, Bill Gates and his wife of 27 years, Melinda Gates are to divorce. The decision by the couple to end their very long and successful union has caused shock and dismay across the world. When a very high profile and wealthy... Read the rest of this entry →
Kate Oldfield, Managing Partner and Head of Clinical Negligence, on why action needs to be taken on racial disparities in pregnancy care.
I recently met a lady who told me that she had just returned to work after maternity leave. We eventually started to talk about her children and then she told me of her traumatic birth experience which left me shocked. Her first child had been born in a very routine way. She had had a... Read the rest of this entry →
As lockdown eases and return to the office is on the horizon, Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – asks: To what extent can employers force staff to have the Covid Vaccine?
As the UK government has successfully rolled out its vaccination policy with the age of invites in some locations now being down to 40 years, and willing participants having been vaccinated at least once with many also having received a second vaccine, many employers will be looking to ensure that employees can return to a... Read the rest of this entry →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →