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The right to spite? Wednesday Jones – Probate Practitioner in our Private Client team – on claims against the estate

In Britain, we have always championed the importance of free Will. But when it comes to your Will, are you really free to dramatically disinherit your family – especially if you don’t get along? The case of Illot v Mitson brought this issue to the fore, with sensationalist headlines such as Charity cheats grieving daughter... Read the rest of this entry →

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Tanya Birkett – Paralegal in our Personal Injury team – Coroner’s Court: Fact Sheet

What is the Coroner’s Court? A Coroner’s Court is used to conduct investigations and inquests into the manner or cause of a death, and to investigate or confirm the identity of the person who has died. They are presided over by a Coroner, who is an independent judicial officer. Coroners are appointed by local authorities... Read the rest of this entry →

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“Brit Tourist, 23, Could Be Paralysed After Horror Water Park Accident In Benidorm” – Kate Oldfield, Managing Partner & Head of Personal Injury – on staying safe whilst on holiday

This is the type of headline that we all dread. We all want to stay safe on holiday, but when the sun is shining and we are relaxed we may take risks that we wouldn’t do if we were at home. Holiday makers volunteer for all sorts of adventure sports, often mistakenly believing, that standards... Read the rest of this entry →

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Death of the Salesman? Wednesday Jones – Probate Practitioner in our Private Client team – discusses prepaid funeral plans.

In the Private Client department, we see clients who (after weeks of prevaricating, telephone calls and letters requesting further clarification) eventually decide not to write a Will. Even in this enlightened age, there remains a superstition related to all things mortal – we Brits do not like talking about death; particularly our own. Likewise, haggling... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Tyrer – Solicitor in our Family and Private Client teams – discusses the effect of Divorce and Separation upon your Will

If you are going through a marriage or relationship breakdown, understandably making a new Will is unlikely to be high on your priority list. However, if you have one, your existing Will may no longer be appropriate in the new circumstances and it is worth reviewing it sooner rather than later. Separation Separation can take... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Tyrer – Solicitor in our Family and Private Client teams – demystifies the complex issues around child maintenance

Child maintenance can make a real difference to your children’s lives. It can help pay for everyday items like clothing, food and other essentials. Child maintenance can also help to ensure that both parents retain an active financial role in their children’s upbringing. Parents are legally required to financially provide for their children even if... Read the rest of this entry →

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7 things to do in Manchester this summer

Manchester might be well known for being all grey skies and showers, but we do get hit with a little bit of sun every now and then. Last summer was sweltering in the city centre, with temperatures in June 2018 peaking at 30°C, while it looks set to be another hot and sunny season this... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Partner & Head of Employment – discusses electronic recordings for internal meetings

Historically, I would receive numerous calls a year from employers who were concerned that their employees had been covertly recording meetings, or that their employees had threatened them with such recordings. Today, the landscape has shifted to such an extent that employers are considering whether they themselves should be recording all formal meetings. Every organisation... Read the rest of this entry →

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Tom Knightley from our Corporate & Commercial team asks: Letting Agencies – Do your standard T&Cs protect you properly?

Letting and management agencies are crucial players in the property sector. They provide peace of mind to landlords, who don’t have the time to micro-manage their properties, and their services ultimately benefit tenants with their professional and efficient handling of day-to-day matters. Agencies have long been aware that the way they do business is being... Read the rest of this entry →

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8 of the most beautiful locations in the High Peak to visit

As well as our central Manchester Deansgate office, Davis Blank Furniss have a team based in the lovely market town of Glossop, part of the beautiful High Peak district of the Peak District National Park. The High Peak is a beautiful part of the UK, packing in picturesque villages alongside stunning, untouched valleys. A couple... Read the rest of this entry →

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