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Category Archives: News

Redundancy Selection

The EAT case of Mirab –v- Mentor Graphics (UK) Limited has made life somewhat more difficult for employers in redundancy selection processes. Bumping occurs when an employee whose role is redundant is re-deployed into another role (already being held by another employee) of the original post holder.  In this case the Claimant’s role had been... Read the rest of this entry →

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Unfair Dismissal

In the case of Riley –v- Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Mrs Riley was a Head Teacher of a primary school who had formed a close relationship with a  man who was convicted of making indecent images of children.   She was fully aware of his arrest and subsequent conviction, but had not disclosed these facts to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Knowledge of Disability

You will recall us reporting on the case of Gallot –v- Newport City Council, where an employer had “rubber stamped” an unreasonable occupational health assessment on the question of the disability of one of their employees without questioning it, or addressing their mind to it sufficiently, and going on to a decision that the employee... Read the rest of this entry →

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Disability Discrimination

It is common knowledge that  cancer is considered to be a disability without the need to establish a substantial and long term effect as is otherwise required. However in the case of Lofty –v- Hamis, the Claimant suffered from pre-cancerous lesions which ultimately could have resulted in skin cancer. The Claimant received appropriate treatment, which... Read the rest of this entry →

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Discrimination Time Limits

The EAT in the case of Hale –v- Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has held that the start of a disciplinary process can be the start of conduct extending over a period of time, so as to enable claimants to satisfy the time limits in lodging a claim rather than it being a... Read the rest of this entry →

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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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