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Davis Blank Furniss Sees 30% Rise in LPAs for Entrepreneurs Under 40 in the North West

Davis Blank Furniss has reported a 30% rise in the number of LPAs that it has drafted for clients under 40 over the past 12 months. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to appoint a trusted friend, relative …

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Greg Carr – trainee solicitor in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Zero Dividends

Shares which do not carry a dividend are not ordinary shares for the purposes of Entrepreneurs’ Relief says the First Tier Tribunal M McQuillan and E McQuillan v HMRC [2016] UKFTT 305 On the sale of a trading business, in …

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Jessica Greenhalgh – solicitor in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Data Security

Data security has hit the headlines this month as it was revealed that the ‘internet giant’ Yahoo! was the victim of a cyber-hack in 2014.  An estimated 500 million accounts are thought to have been compromised, 8 million of which …

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Sonio Singh – partner in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Corporate Re-organisations – Stamp Duty Changes

From a historical perspective, Section 77 Finance Act 1986 has been a key tool regarding relief from Stamp Duty on share for share exchanges.  The key conditions are detailed at Section 77(3) and include the following: The relevant transfer of …

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Andy McNish – partner in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Copyright Ownership

Remember that you do not automatically own copyright in material that is created for your business unless the creator is your employee doing so as part of their employment. This means that the right to reproduce and freely make use …

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Caroline Bilous Joins Davis Blank Furniss Family Team

Davis Blank Furniss has appointed Caroline Bilous as a senior solicitor in its Family team. Caroline will be based at our headquarters in Manchester but will also handle cases out of our Glossop office. Her new role will see her …

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Charlotte Lowe Dispels the Myths Surrounding Rights of Way

Rights of way exist when the owner of one piece of land is allowed to cross a piece of land owned by someone else.  These rights of way can allow someone to cross the land by foot, in a vehicle, …

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Charlotte Lowe – dispute resolution solicitor – answers three of the most commonly asked Property Dispute questions.

I have a right of way over my neighbours’ property but they are stopping me from using it; can I do anything? You can take action (including court proceedings) against your neighbour if their actions amount to a “wrongful interference” …

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Private Client Newsletter – August 2016

Welcome to our latest departmental newsletter.  The focus this month is on our Private Client team. DeBrieF Q&A Holly Rogalski – trainee solicitor in our Private Client department – answers some of the most commonly asked questions when someone dies …

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Kirsty Morbey – associate solicitor – discusses: How Will Brexit Affect Family Law in England and Wales?

Since Brexit became a reality, there has been much debate about the future disassociation of the UK from the European Union.  As many family lawyers know, sometimes divorce proceedings can become extremely complicated, highly emotional and often end up with …

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