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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ask the Experts – October 2011

Q. We are starting to expand our business so we need to take on new premises.  Having seen other business tenants run into difficulties in recent years we would like some tips on how best to protect ourselves when negotiating  a new lease. Caroline Williams, a Solicitor in our Commercial Property Department.  The first thing... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ask the Experts – October 2011

Q: I would like to gift my minor children some shares from my business. Is this possible? Sonio Singh – a partner in our corporate department: ‘A person under 18 can hold shares in a company in his or her own name unless the constitution of the company specifically prevents this. However, this can cause... Read the rest of this entry →

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Events & Networking

At Davis Blank Furniss, we hold a series of regular events that are designed to inform and educate. They cover various topics and usually take place at our offices on Deansgate in Manchester. They’re pretty relaxed affairs and also provide a great opportunity to network and make new contacts. The next one is detailed below…... Read the rest of this entry →

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Claire Smith from our commercial litigation team discusses what you can do if your land is occupied illegally…

With the battle between Basildon Borough Council and the travellers at Dale Farm, Essex having been at the forefront of the media, private landowners are now questioning what protection the law offers to them as individuals.  Who is responsible for privately owned land? Security of privately owned land is matter for individual land owners.  The... Read the rest of this entry →

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DeBrieF Under the Skin of… Gino Sonczak, Litigation Executive at Davis Blank Furniss, Glossop

What is your role at Davis Blank Furniss? I’m the new litigation executive and head of the personal injury department at Davis Blank Furniss’ Glossop office. How long have you been at the firm? I joined the team two months ago and it’s been a steep but enjoyable learning curve since starting. What are your... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss launches Healthcare department

This month sees the launch of a new department geared towards the specific needs of the Healthcare sector.  The new team, which is headed up by Sonio Singh, is aimed at a number of key Healthcare sub-sectors, including; dental practices, GP surgeries/partnerships, pharmacies, care homes and childcare operations. For more information, click here

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DeBrief – October 2011

Welcome to DeBrieF … It’s been a couple of months since the last DeBrieF and what a time it’s been; from the riots to the Euro zone crisis and the Tory Party conference taking over Manchester! It’s also been a busy period for all of us at Davis Blank Furniss with several major deals going... Read the rest of this entry →

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Employment Law Reforms on the horizon

Following the consultation launched by the government earlier this year, Chancellor George Osborne announced two important changes at the Conservative Party conference last week. The aim of the proposals is to reduce the number of employment tribunal claims and boost the economy, providing some good news for employers. First, the qualifying period for unfair dismissal... Read the rest of this entry →

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Employment Law Newsletter – October 2011

Welcome to October’s edition of our employment law newsletter, keeping you up to date with forthcoming changes to legislation and case developments. AGENCY WORKERS REGULATIONS The Agency workers regulations came into force on 1st October 2011. For further guidance please click here to see our previous update. NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES FOR OCTOBER 2011 From... Read the rest of this entry →

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