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Category Archives: Ask the Experts

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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Tanya Birkett, Paralegal in our Personal Injury team, discusses DNR (Do Not Resuscitate)

In England and Wales, CPR can be performed in the event of a cardiac or pulmonary arrest unless a do not resuscitate order is in place. Patients with mental capacity however can choose not to be resuscitated. Patients also can delegate their decision-making to their next of kin by way of a Lasting Power of... Read the rest of this entry →

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Suzanne Thompson, Corporate and Commercial department solicitor at DBF Law

Following recent media coverage of the Seaborne Freight blunder, Suzanne Thompson – Solicitor in our Corporate/ Commercial team – discusses the importance of preparing bespoke terms and conditions for your business.

The importance of instructing your solicitor to prepare bespoke terms and conditions which apply specifically to your business has been highlighted recently by the Seaborne Freight terms and conditions gaffe. It was widely reported by the media in the new year that Seaborne Freight, a company awarded a £13.8 million government contract to provide extra... Read the rest of this entry →

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Jessica Greenhalgh from DBF Law

Jessica Greenhalgh on the 10 traps for businesses

Jessica Greenhalgh from our Corporate team was recently interviewed by Tameside Radio and the Glossop Chronicle for a special feature discussing the most common traps for business. You can read what she had to say here…

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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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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 or professional to make decisions about your finances, property and personal welfare in the event... Read the rest of this entry →

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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, on a horse or a combination of uses. They may also only allow access for... Read the rest of this entry →

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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” with your right of way.  Whether something is a wrongful interference depends upon the circumstances... Read the rest of this entry →

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Anita Shepherd, head of our Family Law team, discusses whether Divorce will eventually go online.

Speaking at the at the recent Family Law Bar Association annual dinner, Sir James Munby – president of the Family Division – raised the idea that divorce cases could begin shifting almost entirely online by 2017. In my view, this will very much depend on whether the Ministry of Justice is able to produce an... Read the rest of this entry →

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Anna Bunting – Partner in the Employment team – discusses the recent successful discrimination case brought against Starbucks by a Dyslexic employee.

A dyslexic employee who works for Starbucks was found by an Employment Tribunal to have been subjected to disability discrimination. She was wrongly accused of falsifying documents when she had in fact simply misread the numbers that she was recording. Ms Kumulchew was responsible for taking the water and fridge temperatures at specific times and... Read the rest of this entry →

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