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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Sonio Singh – partner in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Corporate Re-organisations – Stamp Duty Changes

From a historical perspective, Section 77 Finance Act 1986 has been a key tool regarding relief from Stamp Duty on share for share exchanges.  The key conditions are detailed at Section 77(3) and include the following: The relevant transfer of shares must form part of a transaction where the acquiring company (Topco) acquires 100% of... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andy McNish – partner in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Copyright Ownership

Remember that you do not automatically own copyright in material that is created for your business unless the creator is your employee doing so as part of their employment. This means that the right to reproduce and freely make use of material created for your business by self-employed contractors and consultants, for example, is not... Read the rest of this entry →

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Caroline Bilous Joins Davis Blank Furniss Family Team

Davis Blank Furniss has appointed Caroline Bilous as a senior solicitor in its Family team. Caroline will be based at our headquarters in Manchester but will also handle cases out of our Glossop office. Her new role will see her acting on behalf of clients seeking advice and assistance in relation to family matters including... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Lowe Dispels the Myths Surrounding Rights of Way

Rights of way exist when the owner of one piece of land is allowed to cross a piece of land owned by someone else.  These rights of way can allow someone to cross the land by foot, in a vehicle, on a horse or a combination of uses. They may also only allow access for... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Lowe – dispute resolution solicitor – answers three of the most commonly asked Property Dispute questions.

I have a right of way over my neighbours’ property but they are stopping me from using it; can I do anything? You can take action (including court proceedings) against your neighbour if their actions amount to a “wrongful interference” with your right of way.  Whether something is a wrongful interference depends upon the circumstances... Read the rest of this entry →

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