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Davis Blank Furniss helps Challenge 4 Change extend lease

Challenge 4 Change has agreed a five-year extension to its lease on the 19,000 sq ft Trafford Park building which houses its activity centre. Richard Hamilton, a partner and the head of property at Davis Blank Furniss, acted pro bono …

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Davis Blank Furniss acts on purchase of 745 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury.

The Commercial Property team at Davis Blank Furniss has handled the purchase of 745 Wilmslow Road in Didsbury. The site is now being renovated and will become Bisque and Beyond Family Art Café which is expected to open in mid-April. …

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Andy McNish – Partner in our Corporate department – discusses Share Buy-Backs following the Exit of a Shareholder

Often the most tax efficient way of having a co-owner retire from a company is by way of buying back his or her shares. The big attraction is that the company can use its own funds, which is usually preferable …

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Sonio Singh – Partner in our Corporate Department – Examines Recent Trends in the Private Equity Market in the North West

Against a background of enhanced growth and confidence in M&A activity, the North West Private Equity Market continues to punch well above its weight in comparison to other regions.  With 2017 data still pending, the region remained the most active …

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Property Team Spotlight: Michael Ball, Conveyancing Assistant

What does your role at Davis Blank Furniss involve? My role at Davis Blank Furniss involves dealing and assisting with a wide range of residential property transactions; including purchases, sales, remortgages and transfer of equity’s.  I assist Jennifer Smith and …

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Greg Carr – trainee solicitor in our Property department – discusses options over land and other development structures.

Property options, known as options over land, involve a seller granting an option for a purchaser of property (often a developer) to buy property without being tied to the purchase from the outset.  In return the seller is often paid …

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Davis Blank Furniss Adds to Family Team with New Appointment

Davis Blank Furniss is delighted to announce that we have appointed Matthew Handley as an assistant solicitor in our Family team. His new role will see him acting on behalf of clients seeking advice and assistance in relation to family …

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Davis Blank Furniss Announces 2017 Glossop Will Week Dates

We are pleased to confirm that we will be holding our annual Glossop Will Week from Monday 20th to Friday 24th November. The local community will be offered a discount on our usual fees on the following types of Wills: …

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Davis Blank Furniss acts for operators of new £1m Manchester restaurant & bar

The Property team at Davis Blank Furniss has acted for long-standing client Phil Healey on a recent deal that will see him open a brand new restaurant – 1761 – and downstairs bar – Lily’s Bar – in the former …

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Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team – asks: Is the current law on Wills outdated?

The Law Commission for England and Wales has proposed that the law around Wills should be updated and brought into the “modern world”. The Law Commission wants to change the existing rules about how to create a valid Will where …

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