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Category Archives: Ask the Experts

Jessica Greenhalgh on the 10 traps for businesses

Jessica Greenhalgh from our Corporate team was recently interviewed by Tameside Radio and the Glossop Chronicle for a special feature discussing the most common traps for business. You can read what she had to say here…

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Paul Walton – Consultant Solicitor – discusses the most common types of professional negligence claims.

My workload is incredibly varied and I represent clients who have cases against many types of professional advisors. Below is a list of the most common types of claims that I handle. If you would like to talk to me about how I might be able to help you, please do contact me. My contact... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Sees 30% Rise in LPAs for Entrepreneurs Under 40 in the North West

Davis Blank Furniss has reported a 30% rise in the number of LPAs that it has drafted for clients under 40 over the past 12 months. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to appoint a trusted friend, relative or professional to make decisions about your finances, property and personal welfare in the event... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Lowe Dispels the Myths Surrounding Rights of Way

Rights of way exist when the owner of one piece of land is allowed to cross a piece of land owned by someone else.  These rights of way can allow someone to cross the land by foot, in a vehicle, on a horse or a combination of uses. They may also only allow access for... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Lowe – dispute resolution solicitor – answers three of the most commonly asked Property Dispute questions.

I have a right of way over my neighbours’ property but they are stopping me from using it; can I do anything? You can take action (including court proceedings) against your neighbour if their actions amount to a “wrongful interference” with your right of way.  Whether something is a wrongful interference depends upon the circumstances... Read the rest of this entry →

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Anita Shepherd, head of our Family Law team, discusses whether Divorce will eventually go online.

Speaking at the at the recent Family Law Bar Association annual dinner, Sir James Munby – president of the Family Division – raised the idea that divorce cases could begin shifting almost entirely online by 2017. In my view, this will very much depend on whether the Ministry of Justice is able to produce an... Read the rest of this entry →

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Anna Bunting – Partner in the Employment team – discusses the recent successful discrimination case brought against Starbucks by a Dyslexic employee.

A dyslexic employee who works for Starbucks was found by an Employment Tribunal to have been subjected to disability discrimination. She was wrongly accused of falsifying documents when she had in fact simply misread the numbers that she was recording. Ms Kumulchew was responsible for taking the water and fridge temperatures at specific times and... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Lowe Discusses Dispute Resolution with SMMS

Charlotte Lowe from our Dispute Resolution team talks to Social Media Makes Sense about the methods for resolving disputes. You can read the full piece here.

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Davis Blank Furniss, RBS & Sterling Partners to Stage Free ‘Business Succession’ Event for North West Entrepreneurs

Davis Blank Furniss has joined forces with Royal Bank of Scotland and Sterling Partners and will be staging a free event that will help business owners plan for their eventual succession or exit. The morning seminar will be taking place on Thursday 5th November at the RBS offices in Spinningfields. Delegates will hear from Andy... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andy McNish Discusses Restrictive Covenants

What is a restrictive covenant? Restrictive Covenants (sometimes known as ‘restraint of trade’ clauses or ‘bar-outs’) are used by businesses to protect their interests in two common circumstances: ~ By an employer restricting an employee’s activities after the end of his or her employment; and ~ By the buyer of a business restricting the seller’s... Read the rest of this entry →

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