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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Davis Blank Furniss announces new partner, promotions & NQ appointment

We are delighted to announce that Anita Shepherd has been promoted to partner in our Family team. Anita joined the firm in 2012 and works out of the Manchester and Glossop offices. She handles all aspects of family law and is also a Resolution Advanced Accredited Specialist with a focus on domestic abuse and advanced... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andy McNish – partner in our Corporate and Commercial department – on PSC Registers

From 6th April 2016, UK corporate bodies (including limited companies and limited liability partnerships) are obliged to create, maintain and keep available for inspection a Register of People with Significant Control (PSC Register). The PSC Register must set-out people who have significant influence and control of the company and contain certain prescribed information – effectively... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – asks: “Employee or Consultant?”

Organisations have to consider certain issues when deciding whether to take on an individual as a self-employed consultant or an employee. Most take on individuals as employees without giving it a second thought, even though  Consultancy Agreements can form a more commercial and flexible relationship than a Contract of Employment. Consultants can bring expertise to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Holly Rogalski – trainee solicitor in our Private Client department – discusses what you can do when a loved one is no longer able to make their own decisions

Each day we make hundreds, if not thousands of decisions for ourselves. These range from smaller decisions, such as what to wear, to more important decisions, like how to invest our savings. The ability to make decisions for yourself is known as ‘capacity’. In law, a person is assumed to have capacity unless it is... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Johnson – solicitor in our Private Client department – comments on why it is important to have a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare

The BBC has reported that one in five families was not consulted where doctors decided not to revive a relative.  This is another reason why it is important for individuals to think about creating a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare matters. A lot of people think that next of kin have a... Read the rest of this entry →

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