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Category Archives: News

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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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: ·         Single Will – £40.00 plus VAT ·         Mirror Wills for a couple – £80... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 Avalanche unit on Booth Street in Manchester city centre next month. The team, which was... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 the individual has made their intentions clear in another form. Today’s case that has been... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss acts for EFS.Global in acquisition of Euro SDB

Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Burnley-based EFS.Global on its purchase of Euro SDB Limited which specialises in distribution, logistics and warehousing. The deal sees EFS.Global acquire the entire issued share capital of Euro SDB for an undisclosed sum. EFS.Global is one of the North West’s largest freight and haulage groups. It currently has eight... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor – discusses the news that a court ruling is not needed to withdraw care.

The Court of Protection has recently ruled that legal permission will no longer be required to end care for patients in a permanent vegetative state. This means that if doctors and close family members believe that it is in the individual’s best interest then doctors can withdraw treatment that will lead to the end of... Read the rest of this entry →

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