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Author Archives: DBF Law

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 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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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 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 – 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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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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Charlotte Tyrer – Trainee Solicitor in our Family department – discusses Islamic Marriages and Divorce

There have been a number of news articles in recent months with regard to marriages, celebrated in accordance with the Islamic faith, and what remedies are available to couples who have celebrated an Islamic marriage without an earlier or subsequent legal registration. As many will know, Nikah is a religious ceremony which is recognised as... Read the rest of this entry →

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Brigid O’Malley – Solicitor in our Family department – discusses non-disclosure in financial remedy proceedings

If you or your spouse have made an application for a Financial Order through the family Courts you are both under a duty to the Court to provide full and frank financial disclosure throughout the proceedings. The obligation to provide full and frank disclosure is ongoing and does not stop after you have completed and... Read the rest of this entry →

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Following recent media coverage of the Seaborne Freight blunder, Suzanne Thompson – Solicitor in our Corporate/ Commercial team – discusses the importance of preparing bespoke terms and conditions for your business.

The importance of instructing your solicitor to prepare bespoke terms and conditions which apply specifically to your business has been highlighted recently by the Seaborne Freight terms and conditions gaffe. It was widely reported by the media in the new year that Seaborne Freight, a company awarded a £13.8 million government contract to provide extra... Read the rest of this entry →

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7 great reasons to visit Manchester

Manchester is known for so much. It’s the birthplace of some of the best bands and musicians, the home of two huge football clubs, and the hub of industrial development that has created centuries of progress. At Davis Blank Furniss, we’re proud to be based in the centre of this extraordinary city, with our offices... Read the rest of this entry →

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