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Author Archives: DBF Law

Brigid O’Malley, Solicitor in our Family team, discusses how the divorce blame game is finally coming to an end

It was announced on Tuesday that the Government are officially bringing an end to the need to blame your spouse if you wish to get Divorced. This is something family practitioners have been campaigning for, for quite some time and its fantastic news for separating couples that plans with regard to this are finally being... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss announces new partner, associate promotion & NQ appointment

We are delighted to announce that we have promoted property lawyer Jennifer Smith to partner and Lewis Thompson, private client solicitor, to associate solicitor. Jennifer joined the firm in 2013 and handles all aspects of commercial and residential property, including commercial property sales and acquisitions, advising on business tenancies for landlords and tenants, and sales,... Read the rest of this entry →

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Manchester Town Hall

8 of Manchester’s most well known iconic landmarks

Our main office is based on Deangate in the centre of Manchester, meaning we’re privileged to spend every day working in historic, innovative surroundings. Manchester has a unique mix of modern, eye-catching architecture, and impressive, long-standing buildings steeped in history. As such, Manchester has a good number of easily recognisable landmarks, well worth a visit.... Read the rest of this entry →

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Who will look after your children should you die? Lewis Thompson – Solicitor in our Private Client department – discusses Wills: More than Money and Assets

When I am instructed to draft a Will for my client, I take care to take instructions not only regarding their property and finances but about their family matters as well. I often ask the question: Who will look after your children should you die? Children (minors) and the appointment of guardians is a major... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield, Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence at Davis Blank Furniss

Kate Oldfield – Managing Partner and Head of PI and Clinical Negligence – discusses funding for inquests: the latest disappointment

An inquest is a public enquiry carried out by a coroner. The coroner has to decide who the deceased was, when and where they died, the medical cause of their death and how they came by their death.  It is usually the “how” question that becomes the main focus of the inquest and the most... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lauren Sever, Trainee Corporate and Commercial Solicitor at Davis Blank Furniss

Lauren Sever – Trainee Solicitor in our Corporate and Commercial department – reports on how new statistics highlight the importance of SMEs to the North West economy

A recent report produced by the London Stock Exchange Group, 1000 Companies To Inspire Britain 2018, has revealed that small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are having a significant impact on the UK’s economy and are considered vital for the UK’s economic growth, particularly in the North West. A company is generally defined as being an SME if it... Read the rest of this entry →

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Sonio Singh at DBF Law

Davis Blank Furniss acts for EFS Global on PDQ Specialist Courier Services deal

Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Burnley-based EFS Global on its acquisition of PDQ Specialist Courier Services. PDQ’s head office is in Bromborough but the firm also has centres in Buckinghamshire, Alderley Edge and Ireland. It was established in 1998 and provides specialist courier services across the pharmaceutical, hazardous and medical professions with a range of highly specialist temperature controlled... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ameliah McLaren-Parker, Trainee Property Solicitor at Davis Blank Furniss

Ameliah McLaren-Parker – Trainee Solicitor in our Property department – discusses Commercial Property Standard Enquiries

Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) aim to speed up transactions by streamlining the type of enquiries asked of sellers in commercial property transactions.  CPSEs can come in a number of forms depending on the type of transaction.  Sellers are required to provide the buyer or lender, as the case may be, with tailored replies to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi, Partner and Head of Employment at Davis Blank Furniss

Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – discusses Non-Compete Clauses

Restrictive covenants have long been used by employers as a mechanism to, for example, restrict their former employees from working for their competitors. The Supreme Court this week has heard the case of Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd which considered the specific wording of such restrictive covenants. The case itself centres around whether an ex-employee’s... Read the rest of this entry →

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Manchester China Town

Top 10 Cultural Events coming to Manchester in 2019

We’ve barely scratched the surface of the new year, but already there’s such a busy calendar of great events scheduled to come to Manchester throughout 2019. There’s music, theatre and international culture all set to entertain and educate us this year, with so much to look forward to. We’ve put together a chronological list of... Read the rest of this entry →

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