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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Jennifer Smith, solicitor, asks: Surveys – Which One Do I Choose?

Buying a property is likely to be the biggest investment you will ever make.  As such, it is important to take advice and make the right choices throughout the process.  One choice you will need to make is which type of survey to have carried out on the property.  It should be remembered that the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Richard Hamilton, partner in the Property department, discusses break clauses in commercial leases for tenants.

There has been a recent Court of Appeal case in which a Tenant had exercised a break clause and then sought a refund of payments it had made in advance for rent, service charge, car parking and insurance payments, which related to periods after the break date. The Court ruled that it could not imply... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi Discusses the Importance of Service Agreements on Bdaily

Shiva Shadi, head of the Employment team at Davis Blank Furniss, on why Service Agreements are so important and why it’s risky for companies which choose to ignore them. You can read her full opinion piece on Bdaily by clicking here.

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Anna Bunting asks: Is ‘Fatism’ on the horizon?

Can obesity amount to a disability? Do overweight workers have the right to bring a claim of discrimination if they are treated less favourably, victimised or harassed on the grounds of their obesity? Are employers under a duty to make adjustments to working conditions because of someone’s size? The Advocate General recently gave an opinion... Read the rest of this entry →

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Employment Law Newsletter – August 2014

Welcome to our August 2014 Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case developments over the last month. DEVELOPMENTS TO LEGISLATION Shared parental leave: draft regulations laid before Parliament On 21 July 2014, the government laid three sets of draft regulations before Parliament to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Carlyn Weale Confirmed as Speaker at SJ Live 2014

Davis Blank Furniss is pleased to announce that Carlyn Weale – solicitor-advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings) – has been confirmed as a speaker at this year’s SJ Live Conference. SJ Live is an annual event organised by Solicitors Journal. It will be taking place at the Emirates Stadium on 14th and 15th October 2014. The... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Sees 55% Rise in Demand for Pre-nups but Warns of Risks to Clients

Davis Blank Furniss has reported a 55% rise in clients enquiring about prenuptial agreements over the past 12 months, but is warning potential users not to be complacent and to understand their potential pitfalls. Although not legally binding in accordance with present legislation, the firm’s Family team says this isn’t putting clients off despite lawyers... Read the rest of this entry →

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