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Davis Blank Furniss acts for EFS on Austin Wilkinson & Sons Ltd acquisition

Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Burnley-based EFS Global Ltd on its acquisition of Atherton-based Austin Wilkinson for an undisclosed sum. Austin Wilkinson provides haulage, freight forwarding and logistics services – both in the UK and across Europe. EFS Global is one of the North West’s largest freight forwarding and haulage groups. It now has... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss acts in sale of 06 Ormskirk Ltd to the Chorley Group

Davis Blank Furniss has acted for the vendors of 06 Ormskirk Ltd in its sale to the Chorley Group, which included 06 Vauxhall Ormskirk and 06 Mitsubishi Skelmersdale, for an undisclosed sum. The two businesses will become part of the Chorley Group, which currently comprises nine franchises and 250 employees, and will trade as Chorley... Read the rest of this entry →

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Richard Hamilton – Head of Property at Davis Blank Furniss – on why the imminent ending of the stamp duty holiday needs a rethink

The stamp duty holiday, which was introduced last year, has been of huge benefit to the housing market and wider economy. As a firm, we have seen a surge in transactions but there are now real concerns about what will happen once it comes to an end on 31st March – especially for those sales... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss announces associate solicitor promotion and new residential property appointment

We are delighted to announced that we have promoted Rebecca Taylor to associate solicitor in our Dispute Resolution team. We have also appointed Kirsty Fillery as our newest residential property solicitor. Rebecca graduated from the University of Manchester in 2014 and completed her LPC at the College of Law. She joined Davis Blank Furniss as... Read the rest of this entry →

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Jennifer Smith – Partner in the Property team – covers the key points when selling a property as an Executor

Dealing with a person’s estate after they have died can be a significant and daunting task.  If you are appointed as their executor, dealing with the sale of their property may be one of the bigger tasks you will need to handle as part of the administration of their estate. In terms of the property,... Read the rest of this entry →

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Paul Walton Professional Negligence Consultant at Davis Blank Furniss

Paul Walton, Head of the Professional Negligence team, discusses the recent case of Hart v Large, and its implications for professional negligence claims involving real estate

Purchasing land is a complicated affair. It is therefore no surprise that professional advice is part and parcel of such transactions; lay people are not qualified to make judgments about (for example) the structural integrity of or the legal rights affecting the property that they wish to purchase. It is simply not reasonable to expect... Read the rest of this entry →

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Rebecca Taylor – Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution department – discusses beneficial interests in property

Cohabiting couples who buy a property together may find themselves in the unfortunate situation where the relationship between them has ended but they continue to share a property together. In many cases, both parties will be registered at HM Land Registry as the owners of the property. However, in some cases, only one party is... Read the rest of this entry →

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Jennifer Smith, Property Associate Solicitor at DBF Law

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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Jennifer Smith, Property Associate Solicitor at DBF Law

Jennifer Smith – Partner in the Property team at Davis Blank Furniss – reacts to the news that the restrictions around the housing market are easing

The news that visiting estates agents, viewing property and proceeding with house sales and purchases are now permitted under the easing of coronavirus lockdown conditions in England is an incredibly welcome development. From Wednesday 13th May, the following are permitted as long as the government’s social distancing rules are adhered to and no-one involved is... Read the rest of this entry →

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