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Category Archives: News

Davis Blank Furniss raises £1,232.00 for Willow Wood Hospice

Davis Blank Furniss has presented Willow Wood Hospice with a cheque for £1,232.00. We raised the money during our recent Lasting Powers of Attorney Week. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to appoint a trusted friend, relative or professional to make decisions about your finances, property and personal welfare in the event that... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss announces new partner, promotions & NQ appointment

We are delighted to announce that Anita Shepherd has been promoted to partner in our Family team. Anita joined the firm in 2012 and works out of the Manchester and Glossop offices. She handles all aspects of family law and is also a Resolution Advanced Accredited Specialist with a focus on domestic abuse and advanced... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Johnson – solicitor in our Private Client department – comments on why it is important to have a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare

The BBC has reported that one in five families was not consulted where doctors decided not to revive a relative.  This is another reason why it is important for individuals to think about creating a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare matters. A lot of people think that next of kin have a... Read the rest of this entry →

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Sex, Slaves and Social Media: DBF’s Annual Employment Law Conference Confirmed.

On Thursday 12th May, Manchester law firm Davis Blank Furniss is staging its free Annual Employment Law Conference. This year’s conference is entitled Sex, Slaves and Social Media and will focus on the recent cases and new legislation that matter to organisations of all sizes in the North West. Led by Shiva Shadi – head... Read the rest of this entry →

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Anna Bunting’s Lexis PSL Interview: Data protection obligations for businesses offering Wi-Fi

IP & IT analysis: New guidelines for businesses and organisations that offer on-premises Wi-Fi connectivity, serves as a useful reminder of their data protection obligations to employees and customers alike. Anna Bunting, partner at Davis Blank Furniss, outlines the key points of interest in the guidance. Original news ICO guidance on Wi-Fi analytics, LNB News... Read the rest of this entry →

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Is It Time For Your Free Employment Law Spring Clean?

Spring is often a time for new beginnings and is the ideal opportunity to assess where your business could improve and protect itself. The Employment Law team at Davis Blank Furniss knows this all too well and realises that employment law can be a headache for companies of any size. So, they’d like to ask:... Read the rest of this entry →

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Sonio Singh – partner in our Corporate & Healthcare team – reviews recent trends in the Pharmacy Market.

Market Trends Whilst the North West transactional market continues to show impressive signs of recovery, the healthcare sector has also benefited from both increased consumer confidence and an appetite for growth.  One of the most buoyant healthcare sub-sectors is pharmacies. Healthcare has always been seen as a stable sector with good access to finance and... Read the rest of this entry →

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Employment Law Newsletter – April 2016

Welcome to our April 2016 Employment Law newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case law developments. CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS Raising concerns with an employee on sick leave In Private Medicine Intermediaries Ltd v Hodkinson the EAT considered whether writing to an employee while she was... Read the rest of this entry →

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Enforcement Action for Failure to Pay Minimum Wage

The owner of a nursery in Manchester has been disqualified from being a director of a limited company for six years for failing to pay 12 members of staff the minimum wage at her nursery. The wage underpayments reached a total of £11,789, and the company was issued with a £5,000 penalty, the maximum fine... Read the rest of this entry →

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New Guidance on Avoiding Unlawful Discrimination in Advertisements

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published guidance for advertisers and publishers on lawful advertising after receiving over 100 complaints that advertisements were discriminatory. Examples included discrimination on the grounds of age (a recruitment agency stated that over 45s need not apply), disability (a hotel said that it would not offer accommodation to disabled... Read the rest of this entry →

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