Search our site.

Results will appear instantly.

Top results

  • No results!
View more

Top people

  • No results!
View more
0800 0284 396

Rebecca Taylor – Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution team – asks: Do you have to follow the civil procedure rules as a litigant in person?

The answer is yes.  The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) apply to all parties – including litigants in person. By way of an example, the Supreme Court has held that there is a very high threshold to excuse claimants (including litigants in person) from the strict rules for service of legal proceedings. The claimant, acting in... Read the rest of this entry →

Posted in , , |

Rebecca Taylor – Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution team – asks: If someone is taking advantage of the success of your business, what can you do about it?

You could consider making a claim for passing off. An action in passing off can be used to protect the “goodwill” in your business, product or service. Goodwill is the distinguishing feature that makes customers prefer your business, products or services to those of a competitor in the same market. What do you need to... Read the rest of this entry →

Posted in , , |
Manchester Christmas Markets

6 things to do in Manchester at Christmas in 2019

It’s that time of year again… the market stalls are up, the lights are on, and supermarkets are dolloping cranberry sauce into every meal deal sandwich they can. Christmas in Manchester is a magical time of year, with the city transforming into a winter wonderland, and offering a whole host of events for you to... Read the rest of this entry →

Posted in |

Andrew Ryan – Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution – asks: Do solicitors have a duty to tell their opponent that they have made a procedural error?

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Woodward and another -v- Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Limited held that a solicitor for a defendant had no obligation to advise solicitors for the claimant that they have made a fatal procedural error. This case concerned the defective service of a claim form. The claim form should have been... Read the rest of this entry →

Posted in , , |

Andy McNish – Partner in our Corporate & Commercial department – discusses the recent changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief

Summary Entrepreneurs’ Relief is a key Capital Gains Tax relief which may be available when a shareholder who is an employee or officer of a trading company sells his or her shares in that company. If it applies it reduces the CGT rate to 10% (up to a lifetime limit of £10m per person). The... Read the rest of this entry →

Posted in , , |
Sonio | DBF Law Solicitors

Davis Blank Furniss acts for HFL Consulting in sale to SLR

The corporate department at Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Manchester-based HFL Consulting Limited on its sale to SLR, which is a global leader in environmental and advisory solutions. The value of the deal has not been disclosed. HFL Consulting offers leadership, management, consulting, engineering and training services to businesses of all sizes across the... Read the rest of this entry →

Posted in , |
Etihad Stadium, Manchester

The History of Sport in Manchester: Football, Cricket, Rugby & More

Manchester is well-known for many things, with the music scene in particular being something the city has often been lauded for. Up there with music however, is the city’s massive sporting history, with Manchester being home to two of the world’s biggest football clubs, and facilities that enable us to be the home of the... Read the rest of this entry →

Posted in |

Davis Blank Furniss appoints new Head of Private Client

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Yates as the firm’s new Head of Private Client. Karen joins from Napthens in Preston. Her new role will see her focusing on a variety of core work including wealth and succession planning, inheritance tax advice, trust creation and administration, wills, lasting powers of attorney and... Read the rest of this entry →

Posted in , , , |

Lewis Thompson wins Legal Professional of the Year Gong

We are delighted to announce that Lewis Thompson, associate solicitor in our Private Client team, was named Legal Professional of the Year 2019 at the JCI Manchester Young Talent Awards. The awards ceremony, which took place at The Midland Hotel, attracted hundreds of Manchester’s most talented young professionals. The annual event recognises outstanding individuals between... Read the rest of this entry →

Posted in , , , |

Rebecca Taylor – Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution department – discusses setting aside default judgment in relation to legal proceedings

Where a defendant fails to respond to legal proceedings within the prescribed time period, the claimant may make an application for default judgment. If default judgment is granted, the defendant may be able to make an application to set aside the default judgment if, for example: the judgment was “wrongly entered”; the defendant has a... Read the rest of this entry →

Posted in , , |

Founded in 1877

Founded in 1877

60+ Employees

60+ Employees

Offices in Manchester & Glossop

Offices in Manchester & Glossop

Full Service Law Firm

Full Service Law Firm

Read what our clients have to say...

Very approachable, practical solutions to problems, but most of all very responsive which I personally think is very important because if you need help, you need it quickly, or at least to know someone is looking at it for you.

Joanne Rowe, Finance Director, Greater Manchester Chamber

Read what our clients have to say...

Always able to contact, very approachable, friendly and professional.

Nives Feely, JAM Recruitment

Read what our clients have to say...

I believe I have been able to establish a professional working relationship with everyone I have come into contact. Importantly, I sense the relationships which have been established give me the confidence that I can make contact with Davis Blank Furniss at any time and on any matter. I would also like to express my thanks to the very impressive “gatekeepers” who work in reception, not only for making me very welcome, but also for their professionalism.

Bill Pryke, CEO, Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

Read what our clients have to say...

Thank you for your efficient and friendly help throughout this process. We have had it easy but your apporach has been part of that.

Robert Amsbury (Conveyancing Client)

Manchester office rated 5 on Google

Rated 5 stars

Get In Touch

If you have a question or query for anyone at Davis Blank Furniss, please complete the form below and one of the team will be in touch.