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Category Archives: Covid-19

Kirsty Morbey, Partner in our Family team, discusses the Panorama and Women’s Aid investigation which discovered a surge in domestic abuse during lockdown

Back at the start of lockdown, I wrote a blog post about how we all had to be more vigilant in spotting the signs of domestic violence in our communities as there were substantial fears as to how lockdown would impact upon the victims of domestic abuse. Unfortunately, a recent joint investigation by Panorama and... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andrew Ryan, Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Department, discusses if it is possible to get out of a contract

If you want to get out of a contract, the first place to look is the express terms of the contract. Express terms It may be the case that the contract will include a term which allows you to terminate the contract. Contracts often include express terms allowing a party to terminate the contract when... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang, Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, shares the Home Office’s latest advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents regarding coronavirus

The Home Office has issued further advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus. If you’re in the UK and your leave expired between 24 January 2020 and 31 July... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield – Head of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence – discusses how cancer patients have been (or could be) effected by Covid-19.

The Lancet Oncology is a monthly journal for clinical cancer specialists worldwide.  Within the July 2020 edition, an interesting article considers the effect Covid-19 on patients with cancer. According to global cancer statistics, there were an estimated 18.1 million new cancer cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths worldwide in 2018. Sadly, these millions of patients... Read the rest of this entry →

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Jennifer Smith, Partner in our Property team, on the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday

Almost a month ago the Chancellor announced a stamp duty holiday for properties in England that will run until 31st March 2021. The holiday means that the threshold for the payment of stamp duty land tax has been increased from £125,000.00 to £500,000.00.  This has certainly been welcomed by buyers, estate agents and developers to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss reports strong upturn in residential property matters

Our residential property department has reported that it is now handling nearly the same number of transactions as it was before the government suspended viewings in March and the housing market subsequently stalled. The team handles residential sales and purchases across the North West with transactions varying from studio flats to multi million pound properties.... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield, Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, discusses the importance of PPE as people start to return to the workplace

As the lockdown starts to ease many employees will be concerned about returning to work. They may be anxious about their journey to work or worried about their working conditions once they return. Workers in some industries are used to wearing personal protective equipment, but many are not. A considerable number of employees work in... 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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Amie Tsang – Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, at Davis Blank Furniss – summarises the government’s latest guidance for Visa holders

With the recent easing of the lockdown restrictions announced by the Boris Johnson, the Home Office has issued the following guidance for Visa holders. If you’re in the UK and your leave expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020 Your visa will be extended to 31 July 2020 if you cannot leave the... Read the rest of this entry →

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