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Category Archives: News

Kate Oldfield – Managing Partner and Head of PI and Clinical Negligence – discusses funding for inquests: the latest disappointment

An inquest is a public enquiry carried out by a coroner. The coroner has to decide who the deceased was, when and where they died, the medical cause of their death and how they came by their death.  It is usually the “how” question that becomes the main focus of the inquest and the most... Read the rest of this entry →

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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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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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Ameliah McLaren-Parker – Trainee Solicitor in our Property department – discusses Commercial Property Standard Enquiries

Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) aim to speed up transactions by streamlining the type of enquiries asked of sellers in commercial property transactions.  CPSEs can come in a number of forms depending on the type of transaction.  Sellers are required to provide the buyer or lender, as the case may be, with tailored replies to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Our Family Team Grows with New Appointment

We are delighted to announce that Brigid O’Malley has joined our Family team as a solicitor. Brigid’s new role will see her acting on behalf of clients seeking advice and assistance in relation to family matters including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, nullity, domestic abuse, financial proceedings and children proceedings. She will be working closely with... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield – Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury – discusses sepsis and why time is of the essence for early diagnosis

According to a recent article in the Nursing Times, deaths from sepsis in hospital have risen by more than a third over the last two years.  Staff shortages have been blamed together with hospital overcrowding.  Unfortunately a large portion of the public do not recognise the symptoms which can lead to a delay in treatment. ... Read the rest of this entry →

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Employment Law Newsletter – October 2018

Welcome to our Employment Law Newsletter! It has been a busy time since our last newsletter with some significant Court decisions which we have set out below. You may be aware that the Government recently published a White Paper which indicates that no EU based laws will be repealed following Brexit meaning that TUPE, the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield – Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury – discusses the recent tragic headlines surrounding allergic reactions to food products.

We have all been saddened by the recent headlines surrounding the death of two Pret A Manger customers.  Both died after suffering an allergic reaction after eating a product.  The first incident involved a 15 year old girl who died after eating a baguette in 2016.  A second person is believed to have died from... Read the rest of this entry →

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Tribunal Statistics

The Ministry of Defence has published its latest statistics for the period of April to June 2018. The statistics show that the number of single employment tribunal claims increased by 165% and the number of single claims outstanding rose by 130%.  Recruitment of judges is currently being undertaken but the backlog will still take some... Read the rest of this entry →

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018

This Act received Royal Assent in September and provides a right to two weeks away from work for those employees who have unfortunately lost a child under the age of 18.  There will be supporting regulations to follow that will set out details including remuneration, if any etc. The Regulations are not expected to be... Read the rest of this entry →

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