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Category Archives: DeBrieF

DeBrieF – April 2018

Welcome to DeBrieF! This month we have an insightful piece discussing Private Equity from one of our Corporate partners; we speak to Richard Kerfoot of YOPA about the North Manchester property market; we discuss the hot topic of people being wrongly prescribed or administered drugs; and we share some of our own news including an... Read the rest of this entry →

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Employment Law Newsletter – November 2016

Welcome to the November issue of the DBF Employment Law Newsletter… Last month turned out to be busy for the Courts with lots of big names making an appearance such as ASDA, UBER, the long awaited British Gas Trading Limited -v- Locke & Another and of course the cake! The main cases are covered below.... 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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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, his personal relationships and his business dealings. He was a true trailblazer, which is what... Read the rest of this entry →

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“Happy Birthday Everyone”, says Rudi Kidd – consultant solicitor.

We can all breathe a sigh of relief now that the  ongoing legal dispute regarding the copyright of Happy Birthday To You has been settled… for now.  The song is allegedly the most widely performed song in the world; after all, millions of people celebrate their birthday every day of the year. In terms of... Read the rest of this entry →

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Edward Moss – trainee solicitor – Answers Some of the Most Common PI Questions.

How long do I have to bring a claim if I have suffered an accident that wasn’t my fault? The usual rule is that claims must be brought within three years of the accident. There are some exceptions but it always worth contacting us as soon as possible to start your claim.  An important exception... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ashi Arora: What You Need To Do If You’re Injured Whilst Travelling On A Plane

Plane travel has now become second nature to many of us.  Gone are the days when travelling by plane was a rarity.  Now it has been likened to catching a bus.  What happens if you are injured on a plane? Luckily if you are travelling between two different countries then you can usually rely upon... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield Discusses Accidents on Holiday

We all look forward to our summer holidays.  It is a time when traditionally we all let our hair down.  Sadly we can often throw caution to the wind and place ourselves in risky situations that we would not do at home.  Alternatively, accidents can – and do – happen and these can be even... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Johnson – solicitor in the Private Client team – asks whether a Court can ignore your Will.

A general principle of English Law has always been that you are free to leave your assets to whomever you wish via a Will. This included disinheriting your children should you choose to do so.  However, there are some circumstances where a claim can be made against your estate by your child if they think... Read the rest of this entry →

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