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Category Archives: Business Law

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Davis Blank Furniss acts for EFS Global on Caistor Distribution acquisition

Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Burnley-based EFS Global on its acquisition of Caistor Distribution Limited for an undisclosed sum. Predominantly based in Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire, Caistor Distribution provides specialised logistics services including pallet distribution, general haulage and warehousing – both in the UK and internationally. EFS Global is one of the North West’s... Read the rest of this entry →

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Sonio Singh – Partner in our Corporate and Commercial Department – on Covid-19 and the North West Corporate Finance market

The Covid-19 pandemic and its grave consequences have had an unprecedented impact on economic activity. It is still early to assess its medium to long term effects. Nonetheless, I will seek to assess the short-term impact of this crisis on corporate finance activity, in the context of the North West. M&A Trends Given the fall in... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andy McNish – Partner in our Business Department – on why firms should consider reviewing terms and conditions of business in the light of COVID-19

COVID -19 has exposed some assumptions made by many parties when entering into commercial contracts including such matters as the robustness and pricing of their supply chains, availability of staff, ongoing market demand, and the ability to access sites or premises. As a rule, these things are not actively considered or discussed between the parties... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss advises PFI Group on acquisition of Futurama

Davis Blank Furniss has advised Manchester-based PFI Group on its acquisition of Futurama Group in Leeds. The value of the deal has not been disclosed. The history of Futurama Group stretches back to 1880, with the opening of a signwriting shop in the East End of London. The business passed through generations of the Roberts... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss is here for you: How we can help you during the coronavirus crisis

  We know this is a very challenging time for everyone so we at Davis Blank Furniss are here to fully support you as and when you need it, whether you are a personal or business client. Things are constantly shifting and the situation is changing on a daily basis but our team is on... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andy McNish – Partner in our Corporate & Commercial department – discusses the recent changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief

Summary Entrepreneurs’ Relief is a key Capital Gains Tax relief which may be available when a shareholder who is an employee or officer of a trading company sells his or her shares in that company. If it applies it reduces the CGT rate to 10% (up to a lifetime limit of £10m per person). The... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss acts for HFL Consulting in sale to SLR

The corporate department at Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Manchester-based HFL Consulting Limited on its sale to SLR, which is a global leader in environmental and advisory solutions. The value of the deal has not been disclosed. HFL Consulting offers leadership, management, consulting, engineering and training services to businesses of all sizes across the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ameliah McLaren-Parker – Trainee Solicitor in our Corporate & Commercial team – discusses Share Purchase Consideration Adjustments – ways to ensure you get what you pay for

Consideration can take various forms and can be given in a variety of ways.  Sellers will want to ensure they get a fair price for the company they are selling (the “target”) and buyers will want to ensure that the target is worth every penny. The following mechanisms are regularly used to ensure just that:... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andy McNish – Partner in our Corporate & Commercial department – discusses Brexit and the Impact on Commercial Agreements

As most of us look on at the slow-motion Parliamentary train wreck surrounding Brexit, and the next cliff edge date rushes to meet us, I thought that I’d remind you of things you may need to look at in your commercial agreements if we do leave the EU on 31st October, or shortly afterwards. Broadly... 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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