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Category Archives: Business Law

Jessica Greenhalgh – solicitor in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Data Security

Data security has hit the headlines this month as it was revealed that the ‘internet giant’ Yahoo! was the victim of a cyber-hack in 2014.  An estimated 500 million accounts are thought to have been compromised, 8 million of which …

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Sonio Singh – partner in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Corporate Re-organisations – Stamp Duty Changes

From a historical perspective, Section 77 Finance Act 1986 has been a key tool regarding relief from Stamp Duty on share for share exchanges.  The key conditions are detailed at Section 77(3) and include the following: The relevant transfer of …

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Andy McNish – partner in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Copyright Ownership

Remember that you do not automatically own copyright in material that is created for your business unless the creator is your employee doing so as part of their employment. This means that the right to reproduce and freely make use …

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Andy McNish – partner in our Corporate and Commercial department – on PSC Registers

From 6th April 2016, UK corporate bodies (including limited companies and limited liability partnerships) are obliged to create, maintain and keep available for inspection a Register of People with Significant Control (PSC Register). The PSC Register must set-out people who …

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Sonio Singh – partner in our Corporate & Healthcare team – reviews recent trends in the Pharmacy Market.

Market Trends Whilst the North West transactional market continues to show impressive signs of recovery, the healthcare sector has also benefited from both increased consumer confidence and an appetite for growth.  One of the most buoyant healthcare sub-sectors is pharmacies. …

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Corporate and Commercial Newsletter – March 2016

Welcome to the next in our series of departmental newsletters.  The focus this time is on our Corporate and Commercial department.  In this issue we talk about the launch of our new Business Advice Centre, a Change of Control clause …

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DBF Launches New Business Advice Centre

Today sees the launch of the brand new Davis Blank Furniss Business Advice Centre. The aim is to provide practical information on the key legal issues that affect companies of all sizes including Credit Control, Terms & Conditions, Employment, Shareholder …

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Rudi Kidd – consultant solicitor in our Entertainment, Media, Sports and Intellectual Property team: The Bowie Bond and Owning Your Masters

The passing of David Bowie has brought about untold outpouring of grief from his fans, admirers and observers alike. During his lifetime, David Bowie was always pushing the boundaries, taking things to the edge, in his music, personal fashion style, …

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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 Advises Glossop Cartons on its Acquisition of Contact Print and Packaging

Sonio Singh, Shiva Shadi and Rosemary Reynolds of Davis Blank Furniss advised Glossop Cartons, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of carton board packaging solutions, on its acquisition of Stockport-based Contact Print and Packaging for an undisclosed sum. The deal, …

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