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Statutory Holiday Pay and Commission

The Court of Appeal has finally made a decision in the case of British Gas Trading Limited –v- Locke & Another. The Court of Appeal has held that statutory holiday pay must include an element of result based commission. This …

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Jessica Greenhalgh – solicitor in the Business and Employment teams – talks Brexit.

After a healthy upturn in the corporate/commercial legal marketplace in 2015/16, the referendum of June 2016 delivered Brexit. The High Court has of course recently ascertained the government alone does not have the authority to trigger Brexit and it must …

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Davis Blank Furniss Sees Sharp Rise in Demand for Professional Negligence Service

Davis Blank Furniss has seen a 40% year on year increase in the number of clients seeking legal advice on issues of negligence by their professional advisors. The three main sectors are the Law, Financial Services and Property. In terms …

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Davis Blank Furniss Confirms 2016 Glossop Will Week

We will be holding our 2016 Will Week from Monday 14th to Friday 18th November at our Ellison Street office in Glossop. During this year’s Will Week, we will be offering the local community a discount on our usual fees. …

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Holiday Pay and Commission

The long awaited decision in a case of British Gas Trading v Locke & Another in the Court of Appeal has been handed down and employers in certain sectors are now counting the cost of what this means to their …

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Family Law Newsletter – November 2016

A very warm welcome to the next in our series of departmental newsletters.  This month’s focus is on our Family team. DeBrieF FACT SHEET Anita Shepherd – partner and head of Family – discusses Divorce Mediation and how it works. …

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Davis Blank Furniss Announces Pro-Bono Family Law Clinic with Manchester Free Legal Help

Davis Blank Furniss is delighted to announce that it will be staging a regular Family Law drop-in advice clinic with Manchester Free Legal Help (MFLH) on a pro-bono basis. The first clinic will take place on Friday 28th October (alternate …

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SCAM ALERT

We have been informed by some members of the public that they have received emails which purport to be from this firm with the subject heading “Receipt request” and referring to a payment receipt in the document provided.  Although the …

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Alexandra Herbert – trainee solicitor in our Property team – discusses how the Brexit referendum has affected Manchester’s property market

Following the initial shock of Brexit, many expected the property market to take a huge hit following the drop in the pound.  Indeed, immediately after the referendum on 23rdJune, there was a definite feeling of uncertainty within the property market, …

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Richard Hamilton – partner in our Property team – discusses Selling and Buying: Moving up the Property Ladder

Moving house is said to be one of life’s most stressful moments but it doesn’t have to be.  If you know what to expect and approach the process with an open and realistic attitude you can move into your future …

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