Edmund Street law firm DBS Law has led calls for workers in Birmingham city centre to support the new 20mph speed limit zones in residential areas throughout Birmingham as the “Slower is Safer” campaign officially launched last Monday. The speed limits now apply on residential roads in all or parts of Aston, Bordesley Green, Brandwood,…

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Have you invested in film?

      Head of commercial litigation and associate director Louise Johal warns investors in film partnerships about a current investigation into the schemes that could leave investors owing millions in back taxes: “I am writing in regard to recent actions being taken in regard to investment schemes promoted by Ingenious Media, including Ingenious Film…

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Local community interest company DBS Heart celebrated their first year as a CIC by donating £13,000 to four Midlands charities, as well as recognising a local school for their work in road safety education in Birmingham. The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, the Birmingham Civic Society, the Bordesley Village Community Association and Nottinghamshire Hospice all received…

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Leading law firm DBS Andersons has launched a new professional services referral network by giving away £13,000 to local charities across the Midlands and by holding a family fun day at a local Nottinghamshire charity. The referral network, that the Ropewalk-based firm has called Atrium, has been set up to connect local law firms and…

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Our residential property solicitors are today warning first time property buyers that the government bonus that forms part of the Help to Buy ISA cannot be used for the deposit when buying a property. When the Help to Buy scheme was first launched by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, he said that…

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Late payments set to soar post-Brexit

Commercial finance lenders have predicted a steep rise in the late payment of invoices as the nation prepares for a possible post-Brexit recession. In the weeks following the referendum, the pound sank to a thirty-one year low against the dollar and was trading at parity against the euro in some airports, sparking fears of another…

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  Following the tragic death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin earlier this year, reports that the actor did not leave a will highlight the importance of Will making for people of all ages.  Yelchin’s death, the result of an accident in which his car rolled back on to him on the driveway of his…

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Associate Director and Private Client Solicitor Dawn White has been shortlisted for the Women in Business’ Rising Star award for a second year running. Dawn, who heads up both the Private Client legal department and business development efforts at DBS Andersons, DBS Law’s Nottingham office, has been shortlisted for the Midland’s Rising Star category at…

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Tomorrow, we will all be asked to answer one of the biggest questions we’ll ever have to answer. It will be a key historic event for our nation, and will be a focal point of British history. To say that is not hyperbole. The consequences of a vote either side will be with us for…

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The maker of long-awaited video game, No Man’s Sky, has revealed details of a legal battle that threatened the game’s name. Due for release in June, thousands of gamers were disappointed when Hello Games delayed the release until August. But this may have been due to the intellectual property challenge by broadcaster Sky. The issue revolved around the use of the word ‘sky’, for which the broadcaster has the rights, in the game’s title. While the challenge may seem questionable –…

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