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Category Archives: Business Law

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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Suzanne Thompson, Corporate and Commercial department solicitor at DBF Law

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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Suzanne Thompson, Corporate and Commercial department solicitor at DBF Law

Suzanne Thompson – solicitor in our Corporate & Commercial department – explains what is an entire agreement clause and why should it be included in a commercial contract

What is an entire agreement clause? An entire agreement clause (also known as a whole agreement clause) is usually one of the last so-called “boiler plate” clauses you find in a commercial contract. It is a contractual provision which aims to prevent the party relying on it from being liable for any statements or representations... Read the rest of this entry →

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Suzanne Thompson, Corporate and Commercial department solicitor at DBF Law

Suzanne Thompson – Solicitor in our Corporate & Commercial department – discusses how businesses are to lose Own Name defence in UK trade mark actions by 2019 in exchange for “bright line” rule

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) recently confirmed that businesses are set to lose the ability to rely on the own name defence to defeat UK trade mark infringement claims, provided for by Section 11 (2) (a) of the Trade Marks Act 1994 via Article 6(1)(a) of the Trade Mark Directive 2008/95 (the TMD) (the Own... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Tyrer, Corporate and commercial trainee solicitor at DBF Law

Charlotte Tyrer – Trainee Solicitor in our Corporate and Commercial department – discusses the European Commission initiative to boost small business growth

The European Commission has announced new regulatory initiatives which aim to promote small and medium enterprises (SME) growth markets as part of its Capital Markets Union.  There have been a number of previous key proposals aimed at SMEs, including on crowdfunding and venture capital finance and the European Commission is now looking to further ease... Read the rest of this entry →

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Suzanne Thompson, Katherine Darbinean and Amie Tsang, new appointments at Davis Blank Furniss

Davis Blank Furniss makes three appointments

Davis Blank Furniss has made three new appointments across the business. The first new starter is Amie Tsang who joins as a senior consultant in the Property team. Before arriving at Davis Blank Furniss, Amie ran her own successful small practice for 20 years. She brings with her a very loyal client base which is... Read the rest of this entry →

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Sonio Singh, Corporate and Commercial partner at DBF Law

Sonio Singh – Partner in our Corporate & Commercial department – examines the Retail Pharmacy Market

Despite recent forecasts to the contrary, the retail pharmacy market remains extremely active after a healthy surge in sales in 2017.  Acquisitions in this key North West sector are expected to remain very strong throughout the remainder of 2018. RECENT TRENDS Historically seen as a largely stable sector by mainstream banks, what are the reasons... Read the rest of this entry →

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Sonio Singh, Corporate and Commercial partner at DBF Law

Davis Blank Furniss acts for Jones Metcalf Limited in acquisition of JRS Traction

Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Burnley-based Jones Metcalf Limited, part of EFS Global, on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of North Lincolnshire-based JRS Traction Limited. JRS Traction provides high level haulage and logistics services. The value of the deal has not been disclosed. EFS Global is one of the North West’s... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kirsty Morbey, Sonio Singh and Caroline Bilous at Davis Blank Furniss

Trio of Partner Promotions at Davis Blank Furniss

Corporate and commercial lawyer Sonio Singh has been promoted to equity partner along with family lawyers Caroline Bilous and Kirsty Morbey who become partners. Sonio joined Davis Blank Furniss in 2010.  He specialises in a diverse range of corporate finance and corporate recovery matters including mergers and acquisitions, reverse takeovers, buying and selling businesses, private... Read the rest of this entry →

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