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Category Archives: People

Tribunal Fees: What they mean…

Today is a landmark day for employment law as it sees the introduction of tribunal fees for the first time since the introduction of the Employment Tribunals (ET) in 1965. The aim of introducing the fees is to reduce the number of claims that are issued in the ET. In 2010/2011, 218,000 claims were issued... Read the rest of this entry →

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Witter Scoops National STEP Award

Karen Witter – partner in our private client team – was yesterday named joint STEP Taxation of Trusts and Estates Student of the Year at a ceremony in London. STEP is the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning. It helps to improve public understanding of the issues families face... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Adds to Family Team

Davis Blank Furniss is further strengthening its core Family department following the appointment of Kirsty Morbey as its newest assistant solicitor. Kirsty will be primarily based in the firm’s Glossop office and has joined from Slater & Gordon where she has worked for the last three years. Prior to that, Kirsty worked at Gorvins and... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Grows Property & Family Teams…

We’re pleased to announce that the last couple of months has seen expansions and a promotion in two of our key teams including the appointments of Jennifer Smith to our Property department and Kirsty Morbey to our Family team. Jennifer joined our Manchester office from North Ainley Solicitors in January as an assistant solicitor. Her... Read the rest of this entry →

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Are the proposed Care Home Reforms all they seem?

Based on the recommendations of Andrew Dilnot the government will be reforming the way that people pay for their care from 2017. Although these reforms will provide extra help for people who face very high care home costs they come with caveats. The government is introducing a £75,000 cap on the costs an individual has... Read the rest of this entry →

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Guy Robson Appears on BBC North West News

Guy Robson – partner and head of the Immigration team at Davis Blank Furniss – last night appeared on BBC North West News. The BBC asked to interview Guy about former Sale Sharks and England flanker Hendre Fourie who is facing deportation to South Africa after being forced to retire because of a shoulder injury.... Read the rest of this entry →

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Secret to my Success: Paul Walton – head of Professional Negligence

What is your proudest achievement in business? I was walking down a street and met a friend who had become a Bishop. I of course asked him if he was enjoying his role and he said that he would be if it wasn’t for problems with the leaking roof at Liverpool Catholic Cathedral. My gut... Read the rest of this entry →

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Claire Smith becomes a Partner

Davis Blank Furniss – the Manchester based law firm – is today pleased to announce that Claire Smith has been promoted to partner in the firm’s dispute resolution department. Her appointment is with immediate effect. Claire has been a member of the Davis Blank Furniss team since 2004 when she joined as a trainee. She... Read the rest of this entry →

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DeBrieF Under the Skin of… Martyn Gee, senior partner at Davis Blank Furniss in Glossop

What is your role at Davis Blank Furniss? I’m the senior partner at the Glossop office. How long have you been at the firm? I’m proud to say that I am one of the firm’s longest standing employees as I’ve been here for over 30 years – I joined as a trainee in 1979. The... Read the rest of this entry →

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DeBrieF Under the Skin of… Gino Sonczak, Litigation Executive at Davis Blank Furniss, Glossop

What is your role at Davis Blank Furniss? I’m the new litigation executive and head of the personal injury department at Davis Blank Furniss’ Glossop office. How long have you been at the firm? I joined the team two months ago and it’s been a steep but enjoyable learning curve since starting. What are your... Read the rest of this entry →

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