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Category Archives: News

Davis Blank Furniss supports official launch event of TLC: Talk, Listen, Change

Last night (Tuesday 11th April) Davis Blank Furniss sponsored the official launch event of the new charity TLC: Talk, Listen, Change. Over 200 of the North West’s leading business people and public figures attended the reception which took place at The Place Aparthotel. You can read all about the event here.

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Clinical Negligence – discusses Clinical Negligence Mediation: Complaints against NHS Hospitals

A couple of months ago the NHS Litigation Authority launched a new Mediation Service. Helen Vernon, the Chief Executive of NHSLA, announced that: “Mediation is an excellent forum for dispute resolution and provides injured patients and their families with an opportunity for face-to-face explanations and apologies when things go wrong and reducing the need for... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Personal Injury – looks at Health and Safety at Work: Burdensome Regulations or Good Business Sense?

Many of us are overwhelmed by the plethora of Health and Safety Regulations. In addition, scepticism is heightened when we read articles where teachers are terrified to organise school outings and swimming pool managers are banning back stroke for “health and safety” reasons. The question is: In business should we take this seriously? In answer... Read the rest of this entry →

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Paul Walton – head of Professional Negligence – discusses the topical issue of legal claims against solicitors

There has been a growing number of claims against solicitors relating to the mishandling of Personal Injury claims for their clients. The most common problems are: 1.    Failure to issue proceedings in time. For a Personal Injury claim the normal Limitation Period is three years from the date of the accident or injury. Proceedings must... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss to sponsor the launch of TLC: Talk, Listen, Change

Davis Blank Furniss is delighted to be sponsoring the official launch event of the new charity TLC: Talk, Listen, Change which is taking place on Tuesday 11th April in Manchester. TLC: Talk, Listen, Change, which was part of the Relate Federation before becoming an independent charity, will offer a variety of services such as parenting... Read the rest of this entry →

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Edward Moss – solicitor in our Medical Negligence team – discusses GP consultation times.

It seems that every other day there appears to be a news story about the growing problems facing the NHS. Research carried out by the Health Foundation has looked at the average consultation length for GP appointments in the UK. The research found that average consultation length is 10 minutes. This is thought to be... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – partner and head of Employment – discusses the statutory requirement for employees to have companions at formal meetings.

It can be quite daunting walking into a disciplinary or a grievance meeting. They can be stressful, even when you are used to having formal meetings routinely as part of your work.  However, it is far more daunting if you are raising a grievance of sexual harassment against a colleague or you are called into... Read the rest of this entry →

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Property Newsletter – February 2017

Welcome to the latest departmental newsletter from Davis Blank Furniss.  Our focus this time is on our Property department. DeBrieF OPINION Alex Herbert – trainee solicitor in our Residential Property department – discusses the New Inheritance Tax Provisions New Inheritance Tax Rules have recently been announced by the Government, meaning that many estates could save... Read the rest of this entry →

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Sonio Singh – partner in our Corporate department – examines recent developments in M&A activity in the North West leisure and hospitality sector.

After a number of seismic events across the political world, it is still very early to see what impact they have had on the regional hospitality/ leisure market and accompanying deal flow.  Over the next couple of years we will ascertain the impact of Brexit and the US elections, but there have been a number... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – partner and head of Employment – discusses Dress Codes at Work: One Size Does Not Fit All!

It does not come as a surprise that most organisations have a “one size fits all” dress code or policy.  It would also not be surprising if the dress code stipulated that staff should maintain appropriate standards of dress and personal appearance to promote a positive and professional image.  It is – however – uncomfortable,... Read the rest of this entry →

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