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Category Archives: News

Injury to Feelings Award

There was an unexpected outcome in the case of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue –v- Mansell in which the EAT held that an injury to feelings award could be given for a claim of detriment for asserting working time rights. The case involved firefighters whose shift system was changed without variation of the collective agreement... Read the rest of this entry →

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DeBrieF – April 2018

Welcome to DeBrieF! This month we have an insightful piece discussing Private Equity from one of our Corporate partners; we speak to Richard Kerfoot of YOPA about the North Manchester property market; we discuss the hot topic of people being wrongly prescribed or administered drugs; and we share some of our own news including an... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss & Capstone Wealth Management to stage free events to help local businesses prepare for the unexpected (and GDPR!)

Capstone Financial Management, Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management, and law firm Davis Blank Furniss are hosting free seminars in Manchester city centre and Glossop on Thursday 26th April that will give business owners and directors the information they need to protect their organisations from potentially game-changing events. One of the topics will... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 for the charity on its agreement with the building’s owners. The former Tate & Lyle... Read the rest of this entry →

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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. The independent family owned and run venue will offer a wide range of art projects,... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 to the other shareholders having to fund buying the leaving shareholder out with their own... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 outside London/the South East and outperforms its Yorkshire, Midlands and South West counterparts. The statistics... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 my other colleagues within the Property department on a daily basis. What is the best... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 an option fee. There are three main types of options: Call options (sometimes called take... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 matters including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, nullity, financial proceedings and children proceedings. He will be... Read the rest of this entry →

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