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Shiva Shadi at DBF Law

Davis Blank Furniss, Capstone Financial Management & Tree Accountancy to stage ‘Essential Insights for your Growing Business’ event

We have joined forces with Capstone Financial Management – a Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management – and Tree Accountancy and will be staging a free breakfast seminar in Manchester that will discuss the issues around growing a business. The event will be taking place at King Street Townhouse on Thursday 19th October... Read the rest of this entry →

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Alexandra Herbert at DBF Law

Alexandra Herbert on the GDPR and what it means for you and your company.

As of the 25th May 2018, the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This will result in numerous changes to which businesses must comply with, as failure to do so could result in a fine of up to 4% of the annual global turnover (maximum fine... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Willis at DBF Law

Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor – discusses the news that a court ruling is not needed to withdraw care.

The Court of Protection has recently ruled that legal permission will no longer be required to end care for patients in a permanent vegetative state. This means that if doctors and close family members believe that it is in the individual’s best interest then doctors can withdraw treatment that will lead to the end of... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lewis Thompson at DBF Law

Davis Blank Furniss to launch free legal coffee mornings in Glossop

We are excited to announce that we will be staging a free monthly legal drop-in coffee morning for the local community which will be starting on Wednesday 4th October (and then on the first Wednesday of each month thereafter) at Pico Lounge on Victoria Street. The sessions are being organised by Lewis Thompson who is... Read the rest of this entry →

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Greg Carr – Trainee Solicitor – looks at the recent upturn in Manchester’s buy-to-let property market

Historically, London has been the hive of buy-to-let investment hype in the UK and has seemingly been investors’ first choice, with previously more than three times the number of buy-to-let mortgages recorded in London than in Manchester.  However, recent changes to Stamp Duty in April 2016 have seen this gap close by more than a... Read the rest of this entry →

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Paul Walton Professional Negligence Consultant at Davis Blank Furniss

Paul Walton – Consultant Solicitor – discusses the most common types of professional negligence claims.

My workload is incredibly varied and I represent clients who have cases against many types of professional advisors. Below is a list of the most common types of claims that I handle. If you would like to talk to me about how I might be able to help you, please do contact me. My contact... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Willis, Associate Solicitor in Private Client Team at DBF Law

Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team – on recent discussions in the press about Lasting Powers of Attorney

There has been some discussion in the press recently about Lasting Powers of Attorney and whether there are proper safe-guarding checks in place.  Here at Davis Blank Furniss, we advise clients about creating Lasting Powers of Attorney all of the time and discuss the advantages of having them in place. The main reason to have... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Tyrer – Trainee Solicitor in our Family department – discusses Court’s decision to permit ex-wife to challenge terms of order agreeing sale of family home to repay mortgage

The UK Supreme Court has given a divorced woman permission to challenge one of the terms of her 2010 final Order that relates to the division of their assets on divorce.  The Court Order included a fairly common provision whereby the wife promised that she would release the husband from paying the mortgage on the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi, Partner and Head of Employment at Davis Blank Furniss

Employment Law Newsletter – July 2017

The summer has brought us lots of sunshine, the shocking decision of the Supreme Court on the Tribunal Fee System yesterday (click here to read our blog), and the findings of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices which have finally been published.  The report sets out findings and recommendations for clarifying the law governing employment... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi, Partner and Head of Employment at Davis Blank Furniss

Whistleblowing and Public Interest

In Chesterton Global Limited v Nurmohamed the Court of Appeal has held that the fact that something is in a worker’s private interest, does not prevent it from also being in the public interest.  However, the Court of Appeal was very clear that its decision had been heavily dependent on the facts and a different... Read the rest of this entry →

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