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Kate Oldfield – Head of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence – discusses how cancer patients have been (or could be) effected by Covid-19.

The Lancet Oncology is a monthly journal for clinical cancer specialists worldwide.  Within the July 2020 edition, an interesting article considers the effect Covid-19 on patients with cancer. According to global cancer statistics, there were an estimated 18.1 million new cancer cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths worldwide in 2018. Sadly, these millions of patients... Read the rest of this entry →

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Jennifer Smith, Partner in our Property team, on the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday

Almost a month ago the Chancellor announced a stamp duty holiday for properties in England that will run until 31st March 2021. The holiday means that the threshold for the payment of stamp duty land tax has been increased from £125,000.00 to £500,000.00.  This has certainly been welcomed by buyers, estate agents and developers to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Aime Tsang, Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, discusses the latest news on British national (overseas) holders’ rights to apply to remain in the UK

There has been a lot of interest in the bespoke route that has been created by the UK government to allow BNO passport holders in Hong Kong to come to the UK for settlement.  For those who do not have a valid BNO passport, or if it has been misplaced, you can still apply. You... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kirsty Morbey, Partner in our Family team, shares an update on the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill.

I last wrote on this topic on the 4th February when I explained about the delays regarding the Parliamentary approval of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill. I am now very pleased to be able to report that the Bill concluded its passage through the House of Commons on 17th June.  It is anticipated that... Read the rest of this entry →

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High Peak History: 6 key pieces of history in the High Peak

As well as our office on Deansgate in Manchester City Centre, we’re proud to have an office in the lovely town of Glossop, based on the edge of the beautiful High Peak. The High Peak is located within the north of the Peak District National Park, and is made up of towns and villages such... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss reports strong upturn in residential property matters

Our residential property department has reported that it is now handling nearly the same number of transactions as it was before the government suspended viewings in March and the housing market subsequently stalled. The team handles residential sales and purchases across the North West with transactions varying from studio flats to multi million pound properties.... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield, Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, discusses the importance of PPE as people start to return to the workplace

As the lockdown starts to ease many employees will be concerned about returning to work. They may be anxious about their journey to work or worried about their working conditions once they return. Workers in some industries are used to wearing personal protective equipment, but many are not. A considerable number of employees work in... Read the rest of this entry →

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Sonio Singh – Partner in our Corporate and Commercial Department – on Covid-19 and the North West Corporate Finance market

The Covid-19 pandemic and its grave consequences have had an unprecedented impact on economic activity. It is still early to assess its medium to long term effects. Nonetheless, I will seek to assess the short-term impact of this crisis on corporate finance activity, in the context of the North West. M&A Trends Given the fall in... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andy McNish – Partner in our Business Department – on why firms should consider reviewing terms and conditions of business in the light of COVID-19

COVID -19 has exposed some assumptions made by many parties when entering into commercial contracts including such matters as the robustness and pricing of their supply chains, availability of staff, ongoing market demand, and the ability to access sites or premises. As a rule, these things are not actively considered or discussed between the parties... Read the rest of this entry →

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Rebecca Taylor, Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution team, discusses the temporary restrictions imposed by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

On 20 May 2020, the government introduced the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill in Parliament. The Bill temporarily restricts the use of statutory demands and winding-up petitions. Schedule 10, Part 1 of the Bill provides that no petition for the winding up of a company may be presented on the basis that the company has... Read the rest of this entry →

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