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Category Archives: Ask the Experts

Charlotte Lowe Discusses Dispute Resolution with SMMS

Charlotte Lowe from our Dispute Resolution team talks to Social Media Makes Sense about the methods for resolving disputes. You can read the full piece here.

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Davis Blank Furniss, RBS & Sterling Partners to Stage Free ‘Business Succession’ Event for North West Entrepreneurs

Davis Blank Furniss has joined forces with Royal Bank of Scotland and Sterling Partners and will be staging a free event that will help business owners plan for their eventual succession or exit. The morning seminar will be taking place on Thursday 5th November at the RBS offices in Spinningfields. Delegates will hear from Andy... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andy McNish Discusses Restrictive Covenants

What is a restrictive covenant? Restrictive Covenants (sometimes known as ‘restraint of trade’ clauses or ‘bar-outs’) are used by businesses to protect their interests in two common circumstances: ~ By an employer restricting an employee’s activities after the end of his or her employment; and ~ By the buyer of a business restricting the seller’s... Read the rest of this entry →

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“Happy Birthday Everyone”, says Rudi Kidd – consultant solicitor.

We can all breathe a sigh of relief now that the  ongoing legal dispute regarding the copyright of Happy Birthday To You has been settled… for now.  The song is allegedly the most widely performed song in the world; after all, millions of people celebrate their birthday every day of the year. In terms of... Read the rest of this entry →

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Sonio Singh Talks to Business Growth Hub

Sonio Singh – who is a partner is our Corporate team – recently spoke to Business Growth Hub about the importance of business start-up support. You can view the full video here. If you’d like to speak to Sonio about any of the topics covered then please do contact him.

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Paul Walton – head of Professional Negligence – discusses the main reasons why he has seen a noticeable increase in claims against solicitors on conveyancing & property matters.

Delay, Delay, Delay This is a major reason why solicitors cause problems to their clients. Making errors on Registration of Title These can be errors in description of the property or by use of wrong or inaccurate plans. Failing to identify precisely what the client is purchasing Failing to advise the client clearly as to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Richard Hamilton – partner in the Property team – Shares His Legal Tips for First Time Commercial Property Investors

Buying commercial property is a huge investment and a first time buyer must prepare and carry out their due diligence as efficiently as possible to enhance their prospects of making a sound investment and maximising rental yield and capital growth. Short term profits can be achieved but are more unlikely; patience is key in securing... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Fielding Talks ‘Passing Off’ with the SME Club

Some say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but, in business, imitation by a competitor can lead to lost profits. Another company may copy your name, logo, branding or website (your “Mark”) with a view to confusing your customers into contacting them rather than you. In some cases, the imitation is so blatant that... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andrew Ryan – Head of Dispute Resolution – Answers Questions on Part 36

What is a Part 36 offer? It is an offer to settle a dispute made in compliance with Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules (which govern the conduct of litigation in England and Wales). Part 36 encourages the making of offers to try and settle disputes by providing that if you make an offer... Read the rest of this entry →

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Q&A: Andrew Ryan on Explusions from a Partnership

Andrew Ryan – who is a partner at Davis Blank Furniss – has shared his insight and knowledge on the hot topic of expulsions from a partnership. His exclusive Q&A is on Bdaily and you can read it in full here.

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank you personally for the ongoing support and assistance the firm has offered to our parents over the years. I hope also that we may be able to call on you if necessary in the future.

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank you personally for the ongoing support and assistance the firm has offered to our parents over the years. I hope also that we may be able to call on you if necessary in the future.

Valerie Fisher (Probate Client)

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you personally for the ongoing support and assistance the firm has offered to our parents over the years. I hope also that we may be able to call on you if necessary in the future.

Valerie Fisher (Probate Client)

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