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Category Archives: News

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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Davis Blank Furniss Property Team Sets Sights on Growth with Appointment

We are delighted to announce a new appointment in our Property team. Robert Parkinson has joined the firm from Cyril Morris Arkwright Solicitors in Bolton. He has also previously worked at Glassbrooks in Lytham. Robert completed his law degree and LPC qualification at UCLan. His new role includes handling the sales and purchases of both... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Increases Corporate Law Services at Glossop Office

Davis Blank Furniss is enhancing its corporate law services to local businesses in the Glossop and High Peak areas following the deployment of two of its key partners from the firm’s Manchester HQ to its Ellison Street office each week. Sonio Singh or Andy McNish will now work from Glossop every Wednesday and they will... Read the rest of this entry →

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Anita Shepherd – partner and head of Family Law – asks: Why do I need to attend a MIAM before, upon or after consulting a family lawyer?

Mediators are trained to help resolve disputes faced by separating couples, or specific issues such as arrangements for children. A mediator will meet with you and your partner together and will identify those issues you can’t agree on and will help you to try and reach agreement. The MIAM (Mediation Information Assessment Meeting) is the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Anita Shepherd – partner and head of Family Law – discusses: A better way to Divorce.

I’m a proud member of Resolution which is a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Resolution membership is about the approach I take to my work. This means that as a Resolution member, I will always seek to reduce or manage any conflict... Read the rest of this entry →

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