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Tom Knightley – Trainee Solicitor in our Property department – explains why Manchester property developers and investors can take confidence despite the possibility of Brexit

As no-one in the business community needs to be reminded, it is an economic fact that the UK’s current status as a member of the EU means that it is a part of the world’s wealthiest international free market. This serves as a huge benefit to the UK’s economy. However, neither does anyone need to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andy McNish – Partner in our Corporate & Commercial department – discusses Brexit and the Impact on Commercial Agreements

As most of us look on at the slow-motion Parliamentary train wreck surrounding Brexit, and the next cliff edge date rushes to meet us, I thought that I’d remind you of things you may need to look at in your commercial agreements if we do leave the EU on 31st October, or shortly afterwards. Broadly... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Partner and Head of Employment Law – discusses the new EU Settlement Scheme and what it means for Employers and European Citizen Employees

European citizens have been able to come to the UK and work without restrictions or requiring any specific permits or visas.  In fact the UK economy has relied on European migrant workers to fill skills shortages especially in industries such as tourism. However, employers should be aware that this is changing so that European Citizens... Read the rest of this entry →

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Paradise Lost? Wednesday Jones – Probate Practitioner in our Private Client Department – discusses lost Wills.

So, a relative dies who you know for certain wrote a Will. But – you can’t find it. You’ve looked everywhere without success. All you have is a photocopy; will that do? When a person dies, their Will is ‘proved’ at the Probate Registry – this means it is deemed to be an original and... Read the rest of this entry →

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5 Key Points in the History of Manchester

We previously looked at some of Manchester’s lesser known history facts, including the splitting of the atom happening there for the first time, and Rolls & Royce meeting at the Midland Hotel. But what about Manchester’s most significant points in time? We look back at five of the most important times and events to hit... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield – Managing Partner & Head of Clinical Negligence – discusses missed or delayed diagnoses

As part of our busy clinical negligence workload, we tend to find that the vast majority of cases we are asked to consider come under the heading of missed or delayed diagnoses.  Of these, the majority of enquiries seem to emanate from treatment at A&E or at a GP practice, although delays and misdiagnosis in... Read the rest of this entry →

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The history of Manchester: 9 facts you might not know

It goes without saying that our city has a rich, colourful history. The industrial revolution, that changed the way the world worked, started here, while the tragic Peterloo Massacre, which played a big part in our country becoming a democratic nation, took place here. Talking of democracy, suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst who paved the way for... Read the rest of this entry →

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Buyer Beware! Richard Hamilton – Partner in our Property department – discusses environmental issues in property transactions.

Environmental issues is a topic in which public awareness has greatly increased over the last few years and specifically in relation to property purchases. The buyer of a property, whether commercial or residential, needs to be aware of potential environmental liabilities in relation to land and buildings as there are several types for which an... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lasting Powers? Wednesday Jones – Probate Practitioner in our Private Client team – discusses Lasting Powers of Attorney

We lawyers are often accused of making things difficult to understand; using terms like whomsoever, subject to the preceding clauses, the party of the first part, per stirpes etc. It is believed that this love of all phrases complicated is a ploy to put the lay-person off dealing with legal issues themselves and to drive... Read the rest of this entry →

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Brigid O’Malley – Family Solicitor – Pre-Nuptial Agreements Q&A

What is a Pre-nuptial agreement? A Pre-nuptial agreement is an agreement entered into by two people planning to get married or enter into a civil partnership to set out how their assets may be divided or retained should their marriage come to an end. Are Pre-nuptial agreements legally binding? Many people are surprised when they... Read the rest of this entry →

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