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Category Archives: News

Introduction of Penalty Notices for Unpaid Awards on Settlements

A response in Hansard suggests that the Government intends to bring the new “unpaid award penalties” into force as of April 2016.  The comment in Hansard states that the Government will issue a “warning notice” where an award or settlement remains unpaid.  If the warning is not adhered to they will receive a “penalty notice”... Read the rest of this entry →

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National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2006 come into force on 1st April 2016.  The new minimum wage from 1st April 2016 will be:- Age 25 plus – £7.20 per hour Age 21 – 25 – £6.70 per hour Age 18 – 21 – £5.30 per hour Under 18 – £3.87 per hour Apprentices –... Read the rest of this entry →

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Zero Hour Contracts

As we reported last month, the exclusivity terms in Zero Hour Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 came into force as of 11th January 2016.  The Regulations provide that: – Any dismissal of a zero hour contract employee would be automatically unfair if the reason for the dismissal is that he or she breached the contractual clause... Read the rest of this entry →

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Employment Law Newsletter – January 2016

Welcome to our January 2016 Employment Law newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case developments. DEVELOPMENTS TO LEGISLATION The draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2016 published These regulations have been laid before Parliament and will come into force on 1 April 2016. They amend... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Advises Glossop Cartons on its Acquisition of Contact Print and Packaging

Sonio Singh, Shiva Shadi and Rosemary Reynolds of Davis Blank Furniss advised Glossop Cartons, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of carton board packaging solutions, on its acquisition of Stockport-based Contact Print and Packaging for an undisclosed sum. The deal, which was officially completed 23rd November 2015, will see Glossop Cartons move from its current... Read the rest of this entry →

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Rudi Kidd Shares His Tips On Managing Your IP & Resolving IP Disputes

Ownership of Intellectual Property (IP) carries a huge responsibility. It requires great deal of understanding and knowledge of the assets that you or company owns. Also, ownership of IP is of no consequence if the IP is not protected and exploited, which also depends on the type of IP, it may be either, a patent,... Read the rest of this entry →

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Rudi Kidd: Sports Law – Rogue Agents

The recent alarming news reports of sports stars losing money on their financial investments and allegations of secret commissions paid to agents should serve as a warning to everyone involved in professional sports. Players will often not understand (or even want to try to understand) the complexities of contractual transactions, so they sign with an... Read the rest of this entry →

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Property Newsletter – November 2015

Welcome to the latest departmental newsletter from Davis Blank Furniss.  Our focus this time is on our Property department. DeBrieF OPINION Jennifer Smith – solicitor in our Property department – discusses High Street vs On-line Estate Agencies If you are considering selling your home, you may have noticed increased advertising for on-line estate agencies offering... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss To Sponsor Business Introductions Christmas Drinks Event

Davis Blank Furniss is celebrating Christmas a month early by sponsoring the Business Introductions Christmas Drink and Networking event. It’s taking place on Wednesday 25th November and is being hosted back at the fabulous Neighbourhood Bar in Spinningfields. Tickets cost just £10. To book your place, please click here.

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Davis Blank Furniss Looks To Grow Entertainment, Sports & Media Work With Rudi Kidd Appointment

Davis Blank Furniss has appointed Rudi Kidd as a consultant solicitor specialising in Entertainment, Media, Sports and Intellectual Property law. His new role will see him grow the firm’s work within the music, film, television, sports, fashion and IT industries on both contentions and non-contentions matters. Prior to joining Davis Blank Furniss, Rudi worked at... Read the rest of this entry →

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