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Category Archives: News

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Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team – asks: Is the current law on Wills outdated?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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Davis Blank Furniss to launch free legal coffee mornings in Glossop

We are excited to announce that we will be staging a free monthly legal drop-in coffee morning for the local community which will be starting on Wednesday 4th October (and then on the first Wednesday of each month thereafter) at Pico Lounge on Victoria Street. The sessions are being organised by Lewis Thompson who is... Read the rest of this entry →

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Greg Carr – Trainee Solicitor – looks at the recent upturn in Manchester’s buy-to-let property market

Historically, London has been the hive of buy-to-let investment hype in the UK and has seemingly been investors’ first choice, with previously more than three times the number of buy-to-let mortgages recorded in London than in Manchester.  However, recent changes to Stamp Duty in April 2016 have seen this gap close by more than a... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team – on recent discussions in the press about Lasting Powers of Attorney

There has been some discussion in the press recently about Lasting Powers of Attorney and whether there are proper safe-guarding checks in place.  Here at Davis Blank Furniss, we advise clients about creating Lasting Powers of Attorney all of the time and discuss the advantages of having them in place. The main reason to have... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Tyrer – Trainee Solicitor in our Family department – discusses Court’s decision to permit ex-wife to challenge terms of order agreeing sale of family home to repay mortgage

The UK Supreme Court has given a divorced woman permission to challenge one of the terms of her 2010 final Order that relates to the division of their assets on divorce.  The Court Order included a fairly common provision whereby the wife promised that she would release the husband from paying the mortgage on the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Employment Law Newsletter – July 2017

The summer has brought us lots of sunshine, the shocking decision of the Supreme Court on the Tribunal Fee System yesterday (click here to read our blog), and the findings of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices which have finally been published.  The report sets out findings and recommendations for clarifying the law governing employment... Read the rest of this entry →

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