Archived Legal Articles from 2009



Forbes celebrates National Enterprise Week by offering free business advice


Forbes Solicitors is celebrating National Enterprise Week by offering a day of free appointments. The appointments will take place at its Rutherford House office on Wellington Street, Blackburn on Wednesday 18 November. They are offered to any local businesses or anyone thinking of starting up a…

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Daniel Milnes wins Top Award


Forbes is pleased to congratulate Daniel Milnes, Head of Business Law on being awarded 'Best Business Advisor' at the recent Downtown Preston in Business Lancashire Business Awards. The awards were set up to celebrate outstanding individuals from across the county. John Barker, Managing Partner…

Forbes advises Harbrook Consultants on sale of shares


Forbes Solicitors in Lancashire recently advised on the sale of shares in Harbrook Consultants Limited to Innovise ESM Limited. Harbrook was set up 10 years ago to provide network and system management consultancy, training and software sales to leading companies in the UK and overseas. It has since…

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Do you mention your competitors' prices when advertising? If so, watch out!


With sales difficult to find, the temptation to use unfavourable price comparison ads in order to drum up business may be tempting, but if you do, you need to take care. While comparative advertising is allowed in certain circumstances, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) recently made a ruling,…

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Forbes named Corporate Law firm of the Year for the second year running


Forbes Solicitors has been named Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the Insider Dealmakers Awards 2009 for the second year running. The award recognises outstanding performance by a law firm within Lancashire. The award ceremony, held at Ewood Park, Blackburn on Thursday 29th January 2009 is billed…

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15 Feb 2019



What can SME's do to prepare for Brexit?

With the Brexit deadline imminently approaching, how can you prepare your business for Brexit?

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2018-19 edition Legal 500

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Forbes was instrumental in ensuring Electric Coffee Co is able to meet its growth ambitions.

Adnan Anwar
Electric Coffee Co

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It is always a pleasure to deal with true professionals and specialists in their area and this is what you can expect when dealing with Forbes and, in our case, specifically Nick and Gemma.

Gareth & Janet Watson
Zinge Industries

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The team not only provides professional and practical advice, but also takes a personal interest to understand the business and the matter at hand.

Mark Delaney
Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group

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The advice and service that we receive from Pauline and her colleagues is consistently professional, knowledgeable and efficient. They have a great ethos and are a pleasure to work with.

Andy Platt
Focus Insolvency Group

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What a pleasure to do business with Forbes - Pauline Rigby & Nick Pickup both understood my personal objectives and requirements

John Laycock
Former Business Owner

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I would like to thank Jayne and the Business Law team for being so friendly, professional and patient throughout the sale.

Arthur Porter
Oak Glen

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We have been very happy with the professional service from Pauline Rigby and her colleagues in the Business Law team and the ease of purchasing our new business

Andrew M Jones
Internet Trading Ltd

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I and the UCLan team wanted to acknowledge the support from your team, including Nick Pickup and Pauline Rigby. Their contribution has been much appreciated by both clients and our staff.

John Lonsdale
Head of Innovation and Enterprise

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Sincere thanks for all the time, patience and professionalism from Pauline and Tricia in the completion of MAP12 contract terms and conditions.

Jayne & Anthony Mellor
MAP12 Ltd

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Craig Bancroft
Managing Director
The Northcote Group

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John Tempest
Chief Executive
Child Action Northwest

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Tracy Malham
South Lakes Veterinary Centre

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Stuart Wilson
S & L Wilson

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