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Category Archives: News

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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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Shiva Shadi – partner and head of Employment – discusses Dress Codes at Work: One Size Does Not Fit All!

It does not come as a surprise that most organisations have a “one size fits all” dress code or policy.  It would also not be surprising if the dress code stipulated that staff should maintain appropriate standards of dress and …

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Glossop Working Mums’ and Ladies Networking Group – Dates for 2017

SAVE THE DATE! Our first meeting of the year is taking place on Thursday 16th March 2017 at Glossop Cricket and Bowling Club. Further details and how to book your place will be posted on our Events page shortly. In the …

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Davis Blank Furniss 2017 LPA Week Confirmed

Do you need a Lasting Power of Attorney or have you thought about getting one? If you have then you might be interested to know that we will be holding our 2017 Lasting Power of Attorney Week from Monday 6th …

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Anita Shepherd – partner and head of Family – discusses High Court ruling ordering the return of a child living in Singapore with grandparents since July 2013 to mother in England

This case highlights the risks in the UK which is a multicultural society where children are caught in the middle of an international custody battle.  It highlights that the parents desire is not paramount, as the needs of the children …

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Kirsty Morbey – associate solicitor in our Family team – discusses the proposed Family Court reforms to address domestic violence and contact

A recent campaign by the charity Women’s Aid to highlight the potential danger of allowing violent fathers to have contact with their children, has now received the support of Senior Family Court Judges. Women’s Aid has identified that 19 children …

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Edward Moss – solicitor in our Personal Injury team – asks: Have You Been Ill Whilst On A Package Holiday?

Have you been ill whilst on a package holiday?  If so, British law may be able to help. If you have booked a package holiday and you become ill whilst abroad then you may be able to rely upon the …

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