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PPI RULING: GOOD NEWS AT LAST FOR THOSE MIS-SOLD PAYMENT PROTECTION INSURANCE

A landmark judgment has been delivered today in the long-running battle between the British Bankers Association and the Financial Services Authority over the mis-selling of Payment Protection Insurance.  Victory for the FSA means that as many as three million people …

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“Where there’s a Will” – There’s a more straightforward probate

The BBC’s popular ‘Heir Hunters’ show is just completing its latest run, however many members of the public are not heeding the advice given and do not have a Will.  For those who have not seen the show, it follows …

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Davis Blank Furniss Reinforces Glossop office

Law firm Davis Blank Furniss has further solidified its presence in Glossop with the redeployment of key staff from its Manchester based Personal Injury team. The news comes after the recent death of Jon Litherland who had been with the …

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Repeal of Retirement Age Regulations (anomaly corrected)

Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age) Regulations The long awaited draft Regulations dealing with the removal of the Default Retirement Age with effect from 1 October 2011 have finally been released by the Government.  In brief, the Regulations deal with …

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Delay to Right to Request Time Off for Training

Right to Request Time Off for Training Since April 2010, the employees of organisations with more than 250 staff have had the right to request time off to undertake training.  This right was due to be extended to all employees …

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Kate Oldfield – Times Lawyer of the Week

Kate Oldfield – managing partner of Davis Blank Furniss – has appeared as The Times Lawyer of the Week on 2nd December 2010 after her recent work on the Redfern Inquiry. The profile piece can be viewed on page 75 …

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OFFICIAL PRESS STATEMENT – KATE OLDFIELD – REPRESENTATIVE OF THE REDFERN INQUIRY FAMILIES & MANAGING PARTNER AT DAVIS BLANK FURNISS SOLICITORS

Kate Oldfield – Representative of the Redfern Inquiry Families.
“One of the hardest parts of the process has been that each person affected feels like they have re-experienced bereavements at different stages of the Inquiry as and when the true facts came to light.

The families trust that Michael Redfern QC has come to the right conclusions. Some may not fully concur with all of the findings but they will accept them. The dilemma for each and every one is the difference between the legal and moral duties and boundaries. They know what is legal but that does not stop feelings of a moral injustice”

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CONTROVERSIAL EU PROPOSALS TO INCREASE MINIMUM MATERNITY LEAVE AND PAY

The European Parliament have agreed proposals to extend the minimum period of maternity leave across the EU to 20 weeks on full pay. Although the current UK regime provides for a minimum of 52 weeks leave, pay is capped at …

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DISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL PAY QUESTIONNAIRES PUBLISHED

The final versions of the discrimination and equal pay questionnaires have been published. Their purpose is to assist individuals to obtain information regarding discrimination and other prohibited conduct under the new Equality Act 2010. The Government Equalities Office has also …

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Davis Blank Furniss launches major rebrand

Davis Blank Furniss Launches Major Rebrand Davis Blank Furniss – the Manchester based law firm – has this week launched its first major re-brand in over a decade. The new brand positioning and its accompanying suite of supporting collateral, which …

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