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Category Archives: News

Glossop Working Mums’ and Ladies Networking Group – Dates for 2017

SAVE THE DATE! Our first meeting of the year is taking place on Thursday 16th March 2017 at Glossop Cricket and Bowling Club. Further details and how to book your place will be posted on our Events page shortly. In the meantime, other meeting dates for your diary are as follows… Thursday 15th June 2017 Thursday... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss 2017 LPA Week Confirmed

Do you need a Lasting Power of Attorney or have you thought about getting one? If you have then you might be interested to know that we will be holding our 2017 Lasting Power of Attorney Week from Monday 6th to Friday 10th March at our Glossop office. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables... Read the rest of this entry →

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Anita Shepherd – partner and head of Family – discusses High Court ruling ordering the return of a child living in Singapore with grandparents since July 2013 to mother in England

This case highlights the risks in the UK which is a multicultural society where children are caught in the middle of an international custody battle.  It highlights that the parents desire is not paramount, as the needs of the children must prevail at all times. This was the final welfare hearing in long running litigation... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kirsty Morbey – associate solicitor in our Family team – discusses the proposed Family Court reforms to address domestic violence and contact

A recent campaign by the charity Women’s Aid to highlight the potential danger of allowing violent fathers to have contact with their children, has now received the support of Senior Family Court Judges. Women’s Aid has identified that 19 children have been killed in the last 10 years by violent fathers who have been awarded... Read the rest of this entry →

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Edward Moss – solicitor in our Personal Injury team – asks: Have You Been Ill Whilst On A Package Holiday?

Have you been ill whilst on a package holiday?  If so, British law may be able to help. If you have booked a package holiday and you become ill whilst abroad then you may be able to rely upon the Package Travel Regulations.  It could be possible to pursue a claim in England even though... Read the rest of this entry →

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Robert Parkinson – solicitor in our Property department – considers whether house prices will rise in 2017

UK house price growth appeared to remain stable throughout 2016. According to Zoopla, house prices grew much faster in eastern England and also the West Midlands. However, it has been reported that house prices in London fell by 8.7% (according to Rightmove) over the past year and it was below the UK’s average for the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Edward Moss – solicitor in our Personal Injury team – discusses Dog Bite Claims

Official statistics show that over the course of the last 10 years, hospital admissions following attacks by dogs have increased by 76%.  Man’s best friend is quickly becoming a nuisance! Many now question whether enough is being done to protect the public and to punish irresponsible owners. If you have been a victim of an... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Personal Injury – discusses Fraudulent Personal Injury Claims

FRAUDULENT CLAIMANTS BEWARE Earlier this year the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Zurich -v- Hayward.  This is an important decision of principle for personal injury cases in which fraud has been alleged. Facts In June 1998 Mr Hayward, who was then 35, had an accident at work.  He was employed as... Read the rest of this entry →

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Holly Rogalski – trainee solicitor in our Private Client team – asks: What’s the difference between an Enduring Power of Attorney and a Lasting Power of Attorney?

There is often some confusion about the differences between an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). Both EPAs and LPAs are documents that allow you to appoint a person to act on your behalf (as an attorney) and make decisions for you if you are unable to make decisions... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield–managing partner – asks: Are Office Workers Too Sedentary?

Office workers need to “get off their back sides and move around more” according to a recent campaign.  On Your Feet Britain has indicated that sitting for long periods at work can be linked to a host of health problems.  These are sadly not addressed by working out later at the gym.  The campaign is... Read the rest of this entry →

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