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Kate Oldfield Appears in LSG’s ‘My Legal Life’

Kate Oldfield – managing partner of Davis Blank Furniss – has been interviewed for The Law Society Gazette’s ‘My Legal Life’ section. You can read her views and musings here.

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Davis Blank Furniss Becomes Panel Member for Lawyer Supported Mediation

Davis Blank Furniss is pleased to announce that is now a panel member for Lawyer Supported Mediation. Other panel members are Slater and Gordon (incorporating Pannone), Gorvins, Higgins Miller, SAS Daniels, Birchall Blackburn La, Hartley Thomas and Wright, Cuttles and Co and Blavo and Co. The panel has also joined forces with three highly experienced... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Confirms Forever Manchester as its Charity of the Year

Davis Blank Furniss is pleased to announce that Forever Manchester will be its new ‘Charity of the Year’. The law firm, which is based on Deansgate, has signed up to Forever Manchester’s ‘Manchester Million Business Club’ and will be taking part in a series of fundraising events over the next 12 months. The first challenge... Read the rest of this entry →

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Paul Walton – Head of Professional Negligence at Davis Blank Furniss – Discusses Some of His Recent Cases…

Over the past couple of years, professional negligence has become an integral part of Davis Blank Furniss’ offering. We work with many clients on a whole range of cases. Due to confidentiality, we are often unable to name those involved, but the following is a brief snapshot of some recent cases…. Case One: Our client... Read the rest of this entry →

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New Employment Tribunal Rules: An Overview – Shiva Shadi, Head of Employment.

After much anticipation, some new Employment Tribunal rules came into force on 6th April 2014 which will affect both employees and employers. Here’s a summary…. For Employees The main change for employees is that they must now first notify Acas (the conciliation service) if they want to bring a case of unfair dismissal or discrimination... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Announces Glossop Working Mum’s & Ladies Networking Group Event

Glossop Working Mum’s and Ladies Networking Group is staging its relaunch event on Tuesday 8th April 2014 from 10.00am – 11.30am at Glossop Cricket and Bowling Club. Organised by Davis Blank Furniss, the group was successfully launched in June 2013 and resulted in two well-attended meetings.  However, after conducting extensive local research regarding what local women want... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield Comments On GMP Being Probed Over Shipman Victims’ Tissue Samples

We had thought that we had heard the last of these types of alleged scandals with the results of the Alder Hey Enquiry and the Redfern Enquiry. This must be extremely distressing for the relatives. It would appear that these are historical matters and hopefully will not happen again. After the findings at Alder Hey,... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Increases Commercial Property Services At Glossop Office

Davis Blank Furniss is increasing its commercial property law services to local businesses in the Glossop and High Peak areas following the redeployment of one of its key partners from the firm’s Manchester HQ to its Ellison Street office two days a week. Richard Hamilton, who became a partner in 2008, will now work from... Read the rest of this entry →

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Anna Bunting – Employment Partner – Discusses Employment Tribunal Statistics

Employment Tribunal statistics for October to December 2013 have been published which appear to show the impact of the introduction of fees on 29 July 2013. The number of claims received was just 9,801, compared to an average of 50,000 new claims per quarter in 2012/13 which works out as a 79 per cent decrease... Read the rest of this entry →

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Anita Shepherd – Head of the Family Team at Davis Blank Furniss – Responds to The Law Commission’s Proposals for Litigant-friendly Divorce Reforms

The law reform body has recommended the introduction of financial needs guidance and ‘qualifying’ prenups. This has been threatened for some time now. With the complexities of family relationships it will be difficult for a formulae to be fixed to deal with potential outcomes. It may assist the average earner but I still believe it... Read the rest of this entry →

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