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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Commons debate on capping tribunal awards

  The House of Commons considered a Private Members’ Bill which would cap all awards for unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and employment-related discrimination at £50,000. Unfair dismissal compensation is currently capped at £68,400, and wrongful dismissal is capped in the …

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Employment Case Development in May

McKie v Swindon College The High Court in this case held that an employer could be liable to its former employee in damages for negligent misstatement when passing on information about them to a subsequent employer, extending the scope of …

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