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Monthly Archives: March 2014

DeBrieF OPINION: Shareholder Agreements

Sonio Singh – a Partner in the Corporate/Commercial department at Davis Blank Furniss – discusses Shareholder Agreements… I was recently approached by a client who is the majority shareholder/director of a company. She works alongside three other minority shareholder/directors, but it came to her attention that at least two of them had breached various terms... Read the rest of this entry →

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Corporate & Commercial Newsletter – March 2014

Welcome to the second in a series of departmental newsletters from Davis Blank Furniss. Our focus this time is on our Corporate and Commercial team. DeBrieF OPINION: Sonio Singh – a Partner in our Corporate/Commercial department – discusses Shareholder Agreements… I was recently approached by a client who is the majority shareholder/director of a company. She... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield Comments On GMP Being Probed Over Shipman Victims’ Tissue Samples

We had thought that we had heard the last of these types of alleged scandals with the results of the Alder Hey Enquiry and the Redfern Enquiry. This must be extremely distressing for the relatives. It would appear that these are historical matters and hopefully will not happen again. After the findings at Alder Hey,... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Increases Commercial Property Services At Glossop Office

Davis Blank Furniss is increasing its commercial property law services to local businesses in the Glossop and High Peak areas following the redeployment of one of its key partners from the firm’s Manchester HQ to its Ellison Street office two days a week. Richard Hamilton, who became a partner in 2008, will now work from... Read the rest of this entry →

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Employment Law Newsletter – March 2014

Welcome to our March 2014 Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case law developments over the last month. CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS Discrimination – Liability for Agents The Court of Appeal in the case of KEMEH –v- Ministry of Defence has held that in... Read the rest of this entry →

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Anna Bunting – Employment Partner – Discusses Employment Tribunal Statistics

Employment Tribunal statistics for October to December 2013 have been published which appear to show the impact of the introduction of fees on 29 July 2013. The number of claims received was just 9,801, compared to an average of 50,000 new claims per quarter in 2012/13 which works out as a 79 per cent decrease... Read the rest of this entry →

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How to Protect Your Business Against Commercial Litigation

Disputes are something businesses should look to avoid at all costs. Legal action can result in your time being wasted, financial exhaustion and even long term damage to your brand. While legal representation from specialist solicitors at Davis Blank Furniss can help you to mitigate the impact of any dispute that does arise, we believe... Read the rest of this entry →

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DeBrieF OPINION: Will Disputes

Charlotte Fielding – a solicitor in our dispute resolution team – on why it’s so important to avoid will disputes and what steps you can take… We have seen a steady increase in will disputes which is why we were not surprised to read about a recent case in the High Court involving a 47-year-old... Read the rest of this entry →

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DeBrieF FACT SHEET: Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)

Laura Johnson – a solicitor in our private client department – discusses the issues and considerations around Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)… 1. What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that formally appoints someone you trust to look after your property & financial affairs, and your... Read the rest of this entry →

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Wills, Trusts & Probate Newsletter – March 2014

Welcome to the first in a new series of departmental newsletters from Davis Blank Furniss. Our focus this month is on our Wills, Trusts and Probate team. DeBrieF FACT SHEET Laura Johnson – a solicitor in our private client department – discusses the issues and considerations around Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)… 1. What is... Read the rest of this entry →

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