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Andrew Ryan – partner in our Dispute Resolution department – discusses Shareholder Disputes

Shareholder disputes are not unusual. Shareholders will often have different views and ideas about how the business should be run and this can often lead to conflict. There are documents which you can put in place to govern how the company should be run and it is important to be aware of these documents and... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andy McNish – partner in our Corporate/Commercial department – discusses Bad Cases

As a commercial lawyer, cases sometimes come along that make you raise an eyebrow or even just sigh, as you realise a judge (quite unnecessarily) has just made your life more difficult. Often this happens when the court is seeking to achieve a fair result in a specific case, but doesn’t factor in the unintended... Read the rest of this entry →

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Private Client Newsletter – May 2017

Welcome to the latest departmental newsletter from Davis Blank Furniss.  Our focus this time is on our Private Client team. DeBrieF NEWS: Laura Willis – associate solicitor in our Private Client team – discusses the Residence Nil Rate Band. What is the Residence Nil Rate Band? You may have seen in the news that a... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lewis Thompson – solicitor in our Private Client team – discusses Trusts.

What is a trust? A trust is an arrangement whereby assets (money, investments, property) are held by someone or by a group of people for the benefit of another person or group of people. The people responsible for looking after the assets are known as Trustees. A person who benefits from the assets in the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Willis – associate solicitor in our Private Client team – discusses the Residence Nil Rate Band

What is the Residence Nil Rate Band? You may have seen in the news that a new Inheritance Tax threshold was introduced on 6th April 2017.  It is referred to as the Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) and it is an additional allowance and it may help to mitigate IHT that would otherwise be payable... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Clinical Negligence – looks at the Turnaround for Tameside

We are all extremely disappointed when local services fail to supply a good standard of care. Over the last few years, one of our local hospitals, Tameside Hospital, has had a particularly troubled past. Put into special measures after an investigation into mortality rates, the hospital was taken out in September 2015 with a condition... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Willis – associate solicitor in our Private Client team – discusses the aftermath of Ilott v Mitson

You may have seen this case reported in the news over the last few years.  The general rule in England and Wales is that you can leave your property to anyone you want under your Will.  You can exclude certain people including children.  The law does allow certain categories of people to make a claim... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss confirmed as new Glossop Golf Club headline sponsor

We are delighted to announce that Davis Blank Furniss is the new club sponsor of Glossop & District Golf Club in a three-year exclusive deal. Lewis Thompson – solicitor at our Glossop office said: “Davis Blank Furniss has been in Glossop since 1877 so we are delighted to be involved with such an historic club... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Glossop Grows Private Client Team With Appointment

Our Glossop office has grown its Private Client team with the appointment of Lewis Thompson who joins as a private client solicitor. His new role will see him handle all types of Private Client matters including Wills, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection and Probate.  Lewis has particular experience of working with the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Clinical Negligence – discusses the Significant Rise in Dispensing Errors

Davis Blank Furniss continues to see a significant increase in clients complaining of dispensing errors. A typical example is that a client will visit their pharmacist, they are provided with medication, they take the medication for a few days and then realise that it is incorrect and that they have been provided with either the... Read the rest of this entry →

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