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Gregory Carr – Property Solicitor – answers: What can I do if I cannot pay rent under a commercial lease during the coronavirus pandemic?

  Following the Government’s introduction of stricter social distancing measures on 23rd March 2020, a number of businesses have closed their doors to safeguard their employees and members of the public. As finer details of the Government’s support package are beginning to emerge, this leaves businesses in a precarious position. Where a business doesn’t own... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kirsty Morbey – Partner in our Family Law department – Collaborative Law Q&A

  What is Collaborative Law? Collaborative Law is way of resolving family matters without going to court. It provides individuals, who are currently experiencing a legal family issue, a chance to resolve their concerns without having to involve the often expensive process of going to court. In comparison to Mediation there are a few added... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss grows Private Client Team with new appointment

  We are delighted to have grown our Private Client team with the appointment of Ameliah McLaren‑Parker who joins us as a private client solicitor. Ameliah, who studied at Queen Mary, University of London, will be based out of our Manchester city centre office after she completed her training contract earlier this month. Ameliah’s new... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andrew Ryan – Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution – discusses coronavirus and its impact on your contractual obligations

  In light of the current pandemic, many businesses will have concerns regarding whether they will be able to continue to perform their contractual obligations and the extent of their liability in the event that they are unable to do so. Force majeure In many commercial contracts, there will be a ‘force majeure’ clause. A... Read the rest of this entry →

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Brigid O’Malley – Solicitor in our Family team – summarises how the Government’s latest coronavirus advice impacts the arrangements for children of separated parents

  On Monday 23rd March 2020 the Government announced further strict measures in the battle against coronavirus.  We are in unprecedented times and the measures being implemented are having far and wide-reaching implications on all of us. If you are a parent you might be worried about what these measures will have on the arrangements... 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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Coronavirus Statement

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We have supported our clients through many difficult stages since our inception in 1877 and whilst we are facing unprecedented circumstances, we absolutely remain available to support our clients, especially in challenging times such as these.  The health and well-being of our team and clients is paramount, so both our Manchester and Glossop offices are... Read the rest of this entry →

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Jake Hamilton – Paralegal in our Personal Injury department – discusses the Paterson Inquiry and when clinical negligence becomes criminal

Last month, an independent inquiry report into the rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson was issued. In its highly publicised findings, the report found Paterson had subjected over 1,000 patients to unnecessary and harmful operations over a period of 14 years before he was stopped. The disgraced surgeon’s care in some instances had fallen so far... Read the rest of this entry →

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Brigid O’Malley – Family Solicitor – Divorce Q&A

When you have separated from your spouse and may be contemplating Divorce proceedings, there are several questions that might arise. We hope to answer some of them in this Question and Answer blog. What do I need to issue Divorce proceedings? You must have the original, or a certified copy, of your Marriage Certificate. If... Read the rest of this entry →

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Gregory Carr – Solicitor in our Property department – explains how exercising a statutory right to commercial rent arrears recovery waives a landlord’s right of forfeiture.

For a landlord, a tenant’s obligation to pay rent is crucial. If there are rent arrears a landlord may not only lose out on the profit it expects to achieve as a return on its investment but may also struggle to meet its overheads in respect of the property. Therefore, when a tenant fails to... Read the rest of this entry →

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