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How commercial tenants can utilise break clauses to their advantage

23 Feb 2021

The implications of Brexit and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have meant that most businesses are carefully considering all costs and risks to their business, including costs and risks associated with properties that they own or occupy. Tenants may wish to carefully consider their existing obligations…

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AI in manufacturing and engineering and intellectual property considerations

19 Feb 2021

At its' core, artificial intelligence (AI) is a form of computer science which involves the development of programmes to enable tasks to be completed which would otherwise require human intelligence. AI algorithms can be used for tasks including problem solving, logical reasoning and understanding…

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Insurers urged to pay Covid-19 BI claims following Supreme Court ruling

19 Feb 2021

Businesses in the manufacturing sector, like many others, have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic with the profound operational challenges that it has presented. The scale of the pandemic's impact, including factory closures and unprecedented disruption to supply chains, has knocked companies…

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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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We have a deal - but what next?

04 Jan 2021

Amid a busy festive period with the imposition of stricter lockdown measures and the approval of the latest Covid-19 vaccine was the news that a Brexit deal had been agreed. The deal, which was agreed on Christmas Eve, marked some form of conclusion to the Brexit process which has been ongoing since the…

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Covid-19 - Temperature Screening Employees

29 Oct 2020

As larger proportions of the national workforce have incrementally been returning to the workplace, the issues faced by those industries which have continued to operate during lockdown are coming under greater scrutiny. The most significant of these factors is ensuring that the workplace is COVID-secure…

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The continued rise of technology in Manufacturing & Engineering

29 Oct 2020

The pandemic has meant that working practices have already changed and are certain to continue doing so. For example, there may be more frequent overnight installations of new equipment, as this reduces the number of people congregating. For the same reason, modular construction and pre-assembly is…

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FCA Test Case Update: Effects on the Manufacturer

29 Oct 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the manufacturing industry with significant operational challenges, as some manufacturers and suppliers have had to close down or scale back operations in response to falling demand and as a result of Government restrictions. The manufacturing sector will most likely…

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