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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Kate Oldfield Interviewed by Huddled

Kate Oldfield – managing partner at Davis Blank Furniss – was recently in the hotseat for Huddled’s series of video interviews which features leading North West business leaders…. You can watch what she had to say here!

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Tribunal Fees: What they mean…

Today is a landmark day for employment law as it sees the introduction of tribunal fees for the first time since the introduction of the Employment Tribunals (ET) in 1965. The aim of introducing the fees is to reduce the number of claims that are issued in the ET. In 2010/2011, 218,000 claims were issued... Read the rest of this entry →

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Unfair dismissal claims – update

In our last newsletter, we reported on the position regarding statutory caps for compensation for Unfair Dismissal claims. The current cap is fixed at £74,200, but the Secretary of State now has the power to amend the statutory limit at any time. As expected, it has just been announced that the Secretary of State is... Read the rest of this entry →

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Your Questions…

In every issue of DeBrieF, we try to answer a few questions sent in by our readers.  This month, we’re focussing on Property… Q: I am the freehold owner of a building that is used as a workshop.  Until recently, the building was occupied by an individual under a tenancy at will.  Suddenly, and without... Read the rest of this entry →

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Quick Fire Intro to Personal Injury Trusts from Kate Oldfield…

What is a PI Trust? A personal injury trust is a legally binding arrangement, where funds are held by persons called trustees for the benefit of another or others upon the terms of a document called a trust deed. Who should set one up? They are designed for those people who have been awarded a... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kirsty Morbey Discusses the Hot Topic of Collaborative Law…

Collaborative Law was first established in the UK, approximately 10 years ago.  It originated in the USA and its success quickly spread to Canada and Australia as an alternative way to resolve disputes upon the breakdown of a relationship. Through the support of Resolution in the UK, family solicitors in this country began to train... Read the rest of this entry →

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DeBrieF – July 2013

Welcome to DeBrieF…  With the summer holidays nearly upon us – and the sun in the sky – we wanted to publish one last issue of DeBrieF before people start heading off to warmer climates. As ever, the past few months have seen a flurry of activity across the firm with new starters joining our... Read the rest of this entry →

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Employment Law Newsletter – July 2013

Welcome to our July 2013 Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case law developments.  Legislation Updates Whistle-Blowing On 25 June 2013, most of the new provisions in relation to whistle-blowing came into force. The changes consist of: – A worker must have a... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Sees Large Rise in Will Disputes

Davis Blank Furniss has reported a 35% spike in new will dispute cases over the past 12 months (ending June 2013). The Private Client department, which handles wills for clients across the North West, saw the biggest rise in enquiries during the first half of this year. Reasons given during recent dispute claims have included;... Read the rest of this entry →

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