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George Davies’ lawyers advise on leisure services transfer

22 June 2011

A team of lawyers including head of employment Sara Barrett, corporate partner Chris Ross and property Associate Jennifer Lewis, all of leading Manchester law firm George Davies, advised Cheshire West and Chester Leisure Community Interest Company (CIC) on the transfer of leisure services from Cheshire West and Chester Council to Chester Leisure.

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CDA Awards

20 June 2011

Construction specialist, Catherine Kay from leading Manchester law firm George Davies Solicitors LLP, helped to judge the Young Professional Awards at the annual Construction Development Alliance (‘CDA’) conference in May.

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Business must keep close eye on web law

07 June 2011

The cookie monster holds off for now, but he’ll be back for business soon......Everyone is talking about privacy laws and the need for Parliament to legislate for the problems raised by the new online communities such as Twitter, but we haven’t heard much about the EU’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive, with new amendments that were set to have full force from the end of May.

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Landlords left confused on disability ruling

16 May 2011

Landlords have been left baffled where they stand on the Disability Discrimination Act after the Court of Appeal rejected a claim by a disabled tenant.

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Bribery Act – How Will It Affect Your Business?

03 May 2011

The Government has finally issued its long awaited Guidance in relation to the Bribery Act 2010. The Act, which is now due to come in to force on 1 July 2011, simplifies and consolidates existing law on corruption and introduces a corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery, where an organisation may be liable for the actions of any ‘associated person’. An associated person is likely to include employees, agents, contractors, consultants and any companies owned by the organisation.

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Is compulsory family mediation now here?

11 April 2011

On 6th April, virtually all of the rules for all of the family courts in England were changed. One of the key changes is that the Courts now have a duty to encourage litigants to use alternative dispute resolution.

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Landlord left with £270,000 property repair bill after consultation blunder

08 April 2011

A landlord who failed to consult with leaseholders cannot recover the £270,000 spent on the property from the leaseholders, according to a Court of Appeal ruling in the case of Daejan Investments Ltd v Benson and Others.

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George Davies’ clients successfully petition for Viscount's bankruptcy

31 March 2011

The 4th Viscount St Davids, Rhodri Colwyn Philipps, was made bankrupt for the second time on 4th March 2011 in the High Court in London.

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Holiday headaches

29 March 2011

How many of your clients may find themselves in a situation similar to the scene below this Easter or summer?

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Happitots makes a splash in Princes Dock

21 March 2011

Paul Bibby, a partner in the real estate and finance team at mid tier Manchester law firm George Davies advised Scottish based Happitots Day Nurseries Limited, a subsidiary of the Bertram Nursery Group, on a 15 year lease with Peel Developments at Princes Dock in Liverpool city centre.

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