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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Property Newsletter – February 2017

Welcome to the latest departmental newsletter from Davis Blank Furniss.  Our focus this time is on our Property department. DeBrieF OPINION Alex Herbert – trainee solicitor in our Residential Property department – discusses the New Inheritance Tax Provisions New Inheritance Tax Rules have recently been announced by the Government, meaning that many estates could save... Read the rest of this entry →

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Sonio Singh – partner in our Corporate department – examines recent developments in M&A activity in the North West leisure and hospitality sector.

After a number of seismic events across the political world, it is still very early to see what impact they have had on the regional hospitality/ leisure market and accompanying deal flow.  Over the next couple of years we will ascertain the impact of Brexit and the US elections, but there have been a number... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – partner and head of Employment – discusses Dress Codes at Work: One Size Does Not Fit All!

It does not come as a surprise that most organisations have a “one size fits all” dress code or policy.  It would also not be surprising if the dress code stipulated that staff should maintain appropriate standards of dress and personal appearance to promote a positive and professional image.  It is – however – uncomfortable,... Read the rest of this entry →

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Glossop Working Mums’ and Ladies Networking Group – Dates for 2017

SAVE THE DATE! Our first meeting of the year is taking place on Thursday 16th March 2017 at Glossop Cricket and Bowling Club. Further details and how to book your place will be posted on our Events page shortly. In the meantime, other meeting dates for your diary are as follows… Thursday 15th June 2017 Thursday... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss 2017 LPA Week Confirmed

Do you need a Lasting Power of Attorney or have you thought about getting one? If you have then you might be interested to know that we will be holding our 2017 Lasting Power of Attorney Week from Monday 6th to Friday 10th March at our Glossop office. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables... Read the rest of this entry →

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Family Law Newsletter – February 2017

Happy New Year to those of you we have not yet spoken to, met or connected with this year and a very warm welcome to our latest Family Law newsletter. DeBrieF FACT SHEET Anita Shepherd – Partner and Head of Family – discusses the emotional stages of separation. Sadly, January is a very busy time... Read the rest of this entry →

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Anita Shepherd – partner and head of Family – discusses High Court ruling ordering the return of a child living in Singapore with grandparents since July 2013 to mother in England

This case highlights the risks in the UK which is a multicultural society where children are caught in the middle of an international custody battle.  It highlights that the parents desire is not paramount, as the needs of the children must prevail at all times. This was the final welfare hearing in long running litigation... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kirsty Morbey – associate solicitor in our Family team – discusses the proposed Family Court reforms to address domestic violence and contact

A recent campaign by the charity Women’s Aid to highlight the potential danger of allowing violent fathers to have contact with their children, has now received the support of Senior Family Court Judges. Women’s Aid has identified that 19 children have been killed in the last 10 years by violent fathers who have been awarded... Read the rest of this entry →

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