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Kate Oldfield–managing partner – asks: Are Office Workers Too Sedentary?

Office workers need to “get off their back sides and move around more” according to a recent campaign.  On Your Feet Britain has indicated that sitting for long periods at work can be linked to a host of health problems.  …

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Davis Blank Furniss Property Team Sets Sights on Growth with Appointment

We are delighted to announce a new appointment in our Property team. Robert Parkinson has joined the firm from Cyril Morris Arkwright Solicitors in Bolton. He has also previously worked at Glassbrooks in Lytham. Robert completed his law degree and …

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Davis Blank Furniss Increases Corporate Law Services at Glossop Office

Davis Blank Furniss is enhancing its corporate law services to local businesses in the Glossop and High Peak areas following the deployment of two of its key partners from the firm’s Manchester HQ to its Ellison Street office each week. …

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Anita Shepherd – partner and head of Family Law – asks: Why do I need to attend a MIAM before, upon or after consulting a family lawyer?

Mediators are trained to help resolve disputes faced by separating couples, or specific issues such as arrangements for children. A mediator will meet with you and your partner together and will identify those issues you can’t agree on and will …

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Anita Shepherd – partner and head of Family Law – discusses: A better way to Divorce.

I’m a proud member of Resolution which is a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Resolution membership is about the approach I take to my work. This means …

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Caroline Bilous – senior solicitor – in our Family Law Team asks: Should I stay or should I go?

One of the many decisions that couples face is what will happen to the family home when they go their separate ways: Will it be sold or will it be retained by one spouse or another to provide a home …

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Asda

7,000 Asda employees have been successful in establishing that their positions as shop floor staff are equal to those in Asda’s distribution centres, so as to enable them to proceed with their claims for equal pay.  This decision illustrates that …

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Communication of a Dismissal

The EAT in Sandal –v- Adecco had to consider whether dismissal can be implied by inaction of an agency employer.  The employee was employed by the agency but worked on assignment at an alternative company.  When this assignment came to …

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Workers or Self-Employed?

An Employment Tribunal has held that Uber drivers are workers for the purpose of the Employment Rights Act 1996, and the Working Time Regulations 1998. As a result they are entitled to certain protection and rights. Uber is a technology …

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Discrimination on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation –v- Religious Belief

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland upheld that a “Christian bakery” had discriminated against a gay man on the grounds of sexual orientation by refusing to bake a cake that he had requested with the caption “Support Gay Marriage”.   …

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