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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Davis Blank Furniss Announces Pro-Bono Family Law Clinic with Manchester Free Legal Help

Davis Blank Furniss is delighted to announce that it will be staging a regular Family Law drop-in advice clinic with Manchester Free Legal Help (MFLH) on a pro-bono basis. The first clinic will take place on Friday 28th October (alternate Fridays thereafter) at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre. Davis Blank Furniss will offer advice on... Read the rest of this entry →

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We have been informed by some members of the public that they have received emails which purport to be from this firm with the subject heading “Receipt request” and referring to a payment receipt in the document provided.  Although the emails include our address, telephone and fax numbers and also our website address these emails... Read the rest of this entry →

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Alexandra Herbert – trainee solicitor in our Property team – discusses how the Brexit referendum has affected Manchester’s property market

Following the initial shock of Brexit, many expected the property market to take a huge hit following the drop in the pound.  Indeed, immediately after the referendum on 23rdJune, there was a definite feeling of uncertainty within the property market, and this was reflected in some buyers hesitating to complete deals or withdrawing from purchases... Read the rest of this entry →

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Richard Hamilton – partner in our Property team – discusses Selling and Buying: Moving up the Property Ladder

Moving house is said to be one of life’s most stressful moments but it doesn’t have to be.  If you know what to expect and approach the process with an open and realistic attitude you can move into your future home with the minimum of fuss. To set the scene… you have found what you... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Sees 30% Rise in LPAs for Entrepreneurs Under 40 in the North West

Davis Blank Furniss has reported a 30% rise in the number of LPAs that it has drafted for clients under 40 over the past 12 months. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to appoint a trusted friend, relative or professional to make decisions about your finances, property and personal welfare in the event... Read the rest of this entry →

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Greg Carr – trainee solicitor in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Zero Dividends

Shares which do not carry a dividend are not ordinary shares for the purposes of Entrepreneurs’ Relief says the First Tier Tribunal M McQuillan and E McQuillan v HMRC [2016] UKFTT 305 On the sale of a trading business, in order to qualify for entrepreneurs’ relief (ER) the seller must hold both: 5% of the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Jessica Greenhalgh – solicitor in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Data Security

Data security has hit the headlines this month as it was revealed that the ‘internet giant’ Yahoo! was the victim of a cyber-hack in 2014.  An estimated 500 million accounts are thought to have been compromised, 8 million of which are in the UK. Although Yahoo! was likely targeted due to its large number of... Read the rest of this entry →

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