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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Davis Blank Furniss Welcomes Legal Services Board’s Will Writing & Estate Administration Recommendations

Davis Blank Furniss – the Manchester based law firm – welcomes the news that the proposals to regulate will-writing and estate administration providers are becoming a possible reality after the Legal Services Board (LSB) this week confirmed its plans to make them ‘reserved activities’. The new proposals, which are designed to protect consumers, are likely... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Completes Compensation Deal for Families Affected by Second Runway at Manchester Airport

Davis Blank Furniss – the Manchester based law firm – has completed a case for seven families whose properties were devalued after the opening of Manchester Airport’s second runway in 2001. The claims were brought under the Land Compensation Act 1973 which compensates individuals for deterioration of the value of property as a result of... Read the rest of this entry →

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Changes to Employment Tribunal Procedure – April 2012

Employment tribunal procedure Deposit orders. The maximum deposit a tribunal will be able to order a party to pay if their claim has little reasonable prospect of success will increase from £500 to £1,000. The change will affect all cases presented on or after 6 April 2012. Costs awards. The maximum amount of costs an... Read the rest of this entry →

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Employment Law Case Developments – March 2012

Highlights of recent court and tribunal decisions include the following: Redundancy dismissal to avoid pension liability justified on particular facts In Woodcock v Cumbria Primary Care Trust [2012] the Court of Appeal has upheld a tribunal’s decision that an NHS Trust’s dismissal of a redundant chief executive without proper consultation to avoid his qualification for... Read the rest of this entry →

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Employment Law Newsletter – April 2012

Welcome to April’s edition of our employment law newsletter, keeping you up to date with forthcoming changes to legislation and case developments. Highlights of the changes coming into force in April 2012 are as follows: Unfair dismissal The qualifying period for unfair dismissal will increase from one to two years. This will only affect employees... Read the rest of this entry →

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