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Category Archives: News

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Clinical Negligence – discusses Deaths of Patients with Mental Health Issues and Learning Disabilities

In 2015, NHS England commissioned a review into the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. It was concerned about how the Trust investigated the deaths of mental health patients and those with learning disabilities. It focused on the period between April …

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Davis Blank Furniss supports official launch event of TLC: Talk, Listen, Change

Last night (Tuesday 11th April) Davis Blank Furniss sponsored the official launch event of the new charity TLC: Talk, Listen, Change. Over 200 of the North West’s leading business people and public figures attended the reception which took place at …

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Clinical Negligence – discusses Clinical Negligence Mediation: Complaints against NHS Hospitals

A couple of months ago the NHS Litigation Authority launched a new Mediation Service. Helen Vernon, the Chief Executive of NHSLA, announced that: “Mediation is an excellent forum for dispute resolution and provides injured patients and their families with an …

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Personal Injury – looks at Health and Safety at Work: Burdensome Regulations or Good Business Sense?

Many of us are overwhelmed by the plethora of Health and Safety Regulations. In addition, scepticism is heightened when we read articles where teachers are terrified to organise school outings and swimming pool managers are banning back stroke for “health …

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Paul Walton – head of Professional Negligence – discusses the topical issue of legal claims against solicitors

There has been a growing number of claims against solicitors relating to the mishandling of Personal Injury claims for their clients. The most common problems are: 1.    Failure to issue proceedings in time. For a Personal Injury claim the normal …

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Davis Blank Furniss to sponsor the launch of TLC: Talk, Listen, Change

Davis Blank Furniss is delighted to be sponsoring the official launch event of the new charity TLC: Talk, Listen, Change which is taking place on Tuesday 11th April in Manchester. TLC: Talk, Listen, Change, which was part of the Relate …

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Edward Moss – solicitor in our Medical Negligence team – discusses GP consultation times.

It seems that every other day there appears to be a news story about the growing problems facing the NHS. Research carried out by the Health Foundation has looked at the average consultation length for GP appointments in the UK. …

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Shiva Shadi – partner and head of Employment – discusses the statutory requirement for employees to have companions at formal meetings.

It can be quite daunting walking into a disciplinary or a grievance meeting. They can be stressful, even when you are used to having formal meetings routinely as part of your work.  However, it is far more daunting if you …

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Property Newsletter – February 2017

Welcome to the latest departmental newsletter from Davis Blank Furniss.  Our focus this time is on our Property department. DeBrieF OPINION Alex Herbert – trainee solicitor in our Residential Property department – discusses the New Inheritance Tax Provisions New Inheritance …

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Sonio Singh – partner in our Corporate department – examines recent developments in M&A activity in the North West leisure and hospitality sector.

After a number of seismic events across the political world, it is still very early to see what impact they have had on the regional hospitality/ leisure market and accompanying deal flow.  Over the next couple of years we will …

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