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Richard Hamilton, partner in the Property Department, discusses Manchester’s commercial property market

Manchester and its surrounding areas continue to be viewed as the second city after London and the commercial property market reflects this. Construction does appear to be slowing – with fewer developments due to complete than occurred in 2011/2012 – and most major projects seem to be driven by the public sector and the various... Read the rest of this entry →

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VACANCY – COMMERCIAL LITIGATION SOLICITOR

We currently have a vacancy for a bright and dedicated Commercial Litigation Solicitor to be based in our Manchester office.  For further details click here

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Events @ Davis Blank Furniss…

At Davis Blank Furniss, we hold a series of regular events that are designed to inform and educate. They cover various topics and provide a great opportunity to network and make new contacts. The next one is detailed below… Buying & Selling a Business (in association with EN and Pierce) Date: 27th June Time: 1.00pm... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Welcomes Legal Services Board’s Will Writing & Estate Administration Recommendations

Davis Blank Furniss – the Manchester based law firm – welcomes the news that the proposals to regulate will-writing and estate administration providers are becoming a possible reality after the Legal Services Board (LSB) this week confirmed its plans to make them ‘reserved activities’. The new proposals, which are designed to protect consumers, are likely... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Completes Compensation Deal for Families Affected by Second Runway at Manchester Airport

Davis Blank Furniss – the Manchester based law firm – has completed a case for seven families whose properties were devalued after the opening of Manchester Airport’s second runway in 2001. The claims were brought under the Land Compensation Act 1973 which compensates individuals for deterioration of the value of property as a result of... Read the rest of this entry →

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TOP TIPS TO SURVIVE THE FESTIVE SEASON

Every year we place high expectations on the festive season as families unite and everyone strives to make the perfect roast dinner! It can be a very emotional period and some of us have tough things to face so we’ve outlined some of the most common festive traumas along with our top tips to hopefully make things that... Read the rest of this entry →

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Government employment law proposals formally announced

Following recent rumours, and leaked reports, Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced the government’s proposals for what is claimed to be the most significant reform of employment law for decades. The main proposals are:- unfair dismissal qualifying period to increase to two years compulsory lodging of all claims through Acas, for an attempt at mediation,... Read the rest of this entry →

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CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS IN AUGUST

Sleeping on the Job In Wray v JW Lees & Co, the EAT considered whether a requirement for a pub manager to sleep on the premises overnight meant that they should receive the national minimum wage for this period.  It was held that as the claimant was not working during these periods, they could not... Read the rest of this entry →

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Victory for common sense

Many businesses and organisations panic over three little words, health and safety.  My advice is that health and safety is common sense.  This is the most misinterpreted area of the law and causes the most sleepless nights.  As an organisation your duty at work to employees, visitors and the public only extends to what is... Read the rest of this entry →

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The Bribery Act 2010

The Bribery Act came into force on 1 July 2011 in the hope to strengthen the UK’s anti-corruption laws. The Act introduced four new criminal offences which can be summarised as follows: (a)     Bribing another (b)     Being bribed (c)     Bribing a foreign public office (d)     Failure of a commercial organization to prevent bribery by an... Read the rest of this entry →

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