Search our site.

Results will appear instantly.

Top results

  • No results!
View more

Top people

  • No results!
View more
News & Blog

Welcome to the Davis Blank Furniss blog

Claire-crop-colour

Claire Gooch – Solicitor in our Personal Injury department – on when an illness is caused by your working environment.

Did you know that you can claim for illnesses caused by your working environment? Most people are aware that if they have an accident at work then they may be able to claim compensation from your employer. However, people can …

Read the rest of this entry

Posted in News, Personal Injury | Leave a comment
Sonio-web-colour

Davis Blank Furniss acts for Jones Metcalf Limited in acquisition of JRS Traction

Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Burnley-based Jones Metcalf Limited, part of EFS Global, on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of North Lincolnshire-based JRS Traction Limited. JRS Traction provides high level haulage and logistics services. The value …

Read the rest of this entry

Posted in Business Law, News | Leave a comment
DBFPromotionsJune2018

Trio of Partner Promotions at Davis Blank Furniss

Corporate and commercial lawyer Sonio Singh has been promoted to equity partner along with family lawyers Caroline Bilous and Kirsty Morbey who become partners. Sonio joined Davis Blank Furniss in 2010.  He specialises in a diverse range of corporate finance …

Read the rest of this entry

Posted in Business Law, Family & Relationships, News, People | Leave a comment
Matthew-crop-colour2

Matthew Handley – Solicitor in our Family department – discusses undertakings and when you no longer want to be bound by your promise.

The UK Supreme Court has recently granted a divorced wife permission to challenge the undertaking that she gave to the Court to release her former husband from the mortgage liability on the former matrimonial home. Undertakings are legally binding promises …

Read the rest of this entry

Posted in Family & Relationships, News | Leave a comment
Shiva-web-colour

Shiva Shadi – Partner and Head of Employment – discusses negotiating settlement agreements.

Settlement Agreements have long been used by employers in many different scenarios, but normally it is in connection with termination of employment on terms to be mutually agreed and sometimes to curtail a legal dispute that may otherwise follow.   This …

Read the rest of this entry

Posted in Employment, News | Leave a comment
Shiva-web-colour

Employment Newsletter – April 2018

With most people returning to work this week, we hope you all had a great Easter break! Looking forward, we now have GDPR on the horizon and employers need to be aware that existing generalised Data Protection clauses in current …

Read the rest of this entry

Posted in Employment, News, Newsletters | Leave a comment
Shiva-web-colour

Equal Pay Claim – Tesco

It has been reported that Tesco is facing a demand for back pay as allegedly its female shop workers earn £3 per hour less than its male factory workers. The Guardian newspaper reported that it could “become the UK’s largest …

Read the rest of this entry

Posted in Employment, News, Newsletters | Leave a comment
Shiva-web-colour

The Taylor Review

The Taylor Review on Modern Working Practices reported extensively when the report was published, during which time there has not been much progress other than now.  The Government have provided a response to the review and are commencing consultation in …

Read the rest of this entry

Posted in Employment, News, Newsletters | Leave a comment
Shiva-web-colour

Payslips

A new Order has been laid before Parliament that is due to come into force on 6th April 2019.  It requires employers to include additional information on payslips, by stating the number of hours being paid where wages vary according …

Read the rest of this entry

Posted in Employment, News, Newsletters | Leave a comment
Shiva-web-colour

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage increase as of 1st April 2018, will be as follows: – 25+                  £7.83 21-24               £7.38 18-20               £5.90 Under 18         £4.20

Posted in Employment, News, Newsletters | Leave a comment