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Events & Networking

At Davis Blank Furniss, we hold a series of regular events that are designed to inform and educate. They cover various topics and usually take place at our offices on Deansgate in Manchester. They’re pretty relaxed affairs and also provide …

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Claire Smith from our commercial litigation team discusses what you can do if your land is occupied illegally…

With the battle between Basildon Borough Council and the travellers at Dale Farm, Essex having been at the forefront of the media, private landowners are now questioning what protection the law offers to them as individuals.  Who is responsible for …

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DeBrieF Under the Skin of… Gino Sonczak, Litigation Executive at Davis Blank Furniss, Glossop

What is your role at Davis Blank Furniss? I’m the new litigation executive and head of the personal injury department at Davis Blank Furniss’ Glossop office. How long have you been at the firm? I joined the team two months …

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Davis Blank Furniss launches Healthcare department

This month sees the launch of a new department geared towards the specific needs of the Healthcare sector.  The new team, which is headed up by Sonio Singh, is aimed at a number of key Healthcare sub-sectors, including; dental practices, …

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DeBrief – October 2011

Welcome to DeBrieF … It’s been a couple of months since the last DeBrieF and what a time it’s been; from the riots to the Euro zone crisis and the Tory Party conference taking over Manchester! It’s also been a …

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Employment Law Reforms on the horizon

Following the consultation launched by the government earlier this year, Chancellor George Osborne announced two important changes at the Conservative Party conference last week. The aim of the proposals is to reduce the number of employment tribunal claims and boost …

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Employment Law Newsletter – October 2011

Welcome to October’s edition of our employment law newsletter, keeping you up to date with forthcoming changes to legislation and case developments. AGENCY WORKERS REGULATIONS The Agency workers regulations came into force on 1st October 2011. For further guidance please …

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Agency Workers Regulation 2010 – Are you Ready?

The AWR’s come into force on 1 October 2011 and apply to workers who are assigned to do temporary work (for hirers) via an agency. Day One Rights The Regulations provide that all agency workers must have access to a …

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CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS IN AUGUST

Sleeping on the Job In Wray v JW Lees & Co, the EAT considered whether a requirement for a pub manager to sleep on the premises overnight meant that they should receive the national minimum wage for this period.  It …

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Victory for common sense

Many businesses and organisations panic over three little words, health and safety.  My advice is that health and safety is common sense.  This is the most misinterpreted area of the law and causes the most sleepless nights.  As an organisation …

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