Archived Legal Articles from 2009

Employment & HR


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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Local businesses to learn from the Royal Mail strikes


The planned postal strike by Royal Mail staff once again brings into the spotlight the important issue of employee relations for local businesses. Jonathan Holden, an Employment Solicitor with Forbes is warning businesses of the importance of properly informing and consulting staff during times of…

Further expansion for Forbes Employment Team


Forbes Solicitors announces the further expansion of its employment law team with the addition of Amy Stokes. This latest recruitment is a result of an increased workload for the team which is the largest employment law team in Lancashire. It offers specialist advice on all employment related issues…

A tip for local businesses


Local law firm Forbes Solicitors is warning Lancashire businesses in the hospitality sector not to get caught out with new laws regarding tips and services charges that come into force today. The new laws mean it is it now illegal for bars, restaurants and hotels to use tips or service charges to make…

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Retirement Age Warning


The High Court last week upheld the law that allows UK employers to force workers to retire without redundancy pay at 65 years old - even if they do not want to retire. As the law stands, an employer can dismiss a worker without redundancy payments on their 65th birthday, as long as they follow the…

High ranking for Forbes in latest Legal 500 results


Top North-West law firm Forbes Solicitors has out performed all its local competitors' with its strongest results to date in the UK Guide to the Legal Profession. The firm is recommended in ten separate categories and the only Preston firm to feature in the recommendation table for Employment law,…

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Forbes Solicitors warns local employers


Forbes Solicitors in Blackburn is reminding employers of the importance of making relevant health enquiries before making an offer of employment. This follows a recent case where a council failed in their attempt to sue a former employee who they claim cost them £1m in financial losses.…

"Brighton and Boarding School" - a wider scope for discrimination?


In the past, discrimination in its most obvious form i.e. where one party is treated less favourably than another had been relatively easy to identify. However, in a recent case the position has potentially been widened and it could now be more difficult for employers to identify when acts of…

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Redundancy in the current climate


Due to the current economic climate the decision to make some employees redundant may be something which many businesses have to consider. With limited financial resources employers may be tempted to simply dismiss employees without complying with the statutory procedures and as a result may fall foul…

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Forbes Solicitors announces promotion


Forbes Solicitors is pleased to announce that Ruth Coffey from its Employment Law team has been promoted to an Associate of the firm. Ruth has over seven years experience in employment law and currently acts for a number of large commercial and public sector clients, advising on a full range of…

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20 Feb 2019

Employment & HR


Employment Appeal Tribunal finding on religious discrimination in nursery case

Ms De Groen had been employed as a teacher by Gan Menachem, an ultra-orthodox Jewish Nursery, since July 2012…

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Emma led us through a complex Employment Tribunal case which we would not have successfully succeeded without her and the team at Forbes support, they made us feel at ease throughout the process

Alexander Dennis Limited

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We wouldn't work with any other firm when it comes to employment and HR topics.

Charlotte Jackson
UK HR Business Partner
Voith Paper Ltd

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The service offering at Forbes is of outstanding quality and value and has consistently exceeded our expectations.

Kathryn Robinson
Head of HR
Accrol Papers

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Head of department Jonathan Holden leads a team of 'highly competent individuals' covering the full range of employment matters.

2018-19 edition Legal 500

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Forbes Solicitors provides 'swift, efficient and pragmatic advice to its clients'.

2018-19 edition Legal 500

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We find that the Forbes team take a pragmatic and supportive approach and enjoy working with their team.

Jayne Mizon
HR Manager
Kepak Convenience Foods

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We approached Forbes Solicitors on a recommendation because as a small independent organisation we needed clear guidance and backing on HR matters.

Stephen Neaves
Piccadilly Garden & Support Service

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The Forbes team were fantastic, the work and effort they put in was impressive and I was made to feel at ease throughout the proceedings. I can not thank the Forbes team enough

Peter Morley

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Without doubt Jonathan Holden is like a security blanket. He understands that schools need to act in the best interest of school as a whole

Brenda P Allen

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I will keep promoting you and your services because I'm fully committed to the quality of your work and the impact that it has in school.

Sharon Asquith
Ashton Community Science College

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Amy Stokes was more than helpful throughout the whole process - Thank you Amy.

Stephen Fielden

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Forbes are proactive in relation to changes in legislation and keep me informed via regular seminars, updates and bulletins.

Nicola Watson
Business Support Manager
Birchall Catering Supplies Ltd

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I have always found everyone at Forbes to be approachable, helpful and professional, and would have no hesitation in recommending them to any other business

Catherine Ogden
Commercial Director
E A Foulds Limited

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May I say how much the employment team at Forbes have helped Samlesbury Hall with staff issues over the past ten years.

Sharon Jones
Hall Director
Samlesbury Hall

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...we have found Forbes to be an excellent team of people to work with, fully understanding our needs and goals.

Landon Helsby
Managing Director
Apeks Marine Equipment Ltd.

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