Archived Legal Articles from 2010

Dispute Resolution

December

Qualified Privilege - An Update

23/12/10

Jane Clift v Slough Borough Council On 21 December the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the case of Jane Clift v Slough Borough Council. The decision deals with defences that public bodies can raise to claims of defamation, and restricts them by reference to the European Convention on Human…

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November

Mediation - the way forward

17/11/10

Forbes Solicitors is urging people to follow the Government's lead and look at mediation before unnecessarily taking a case to court. When the Justice Secretary announced that the Government had agreed that payments should be made to settle claims brought by Guantanamo Bay prisoners, he said that the…

Deal Announcement - South Lakes Veterinary Centre

08/11/10

Forbes Solicitors provided legal advice in the sale of South Lakes Veterinary Centre. Forbes Solicitors acted for Tracy Malham who bought former business partner Mr Fellows' half of the Veterinary Centre. Pauline Rigby, Business Law Solicitor at Forbes Solicitors who acted for Tracy Malham throughout…

Recognition in Chambers UK increases for Forbes Solicitors

01/11/10

In one of the leading guides to legal services in the UK Forbes Solicitors has increased the number of categories it is ranked in to five. The categories Forbes was ranked in are Crime, Dispute Resolution , Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant (both North West and Yorkshire) and Social Housing .…

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October

Case Law Update

14/10/10

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment today in the case of Prudential v Special Commissioners, confirming the decision of the High Court last year that legal professional privilege only extends to communications between a client and their lawyer, and not to communications between a client and an…

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September

Hotel Reservation System Dispute

28/09/10

In a recently reported case a London hotel obtained judgment against its IT systems supplier. The case is interesting as it is a classic contract dispute and it provides a useful overview of the way in which the Court approaches such cases. The case occupied the Court for 10 days and it is clear from…

Forbes comes out top in Lancashire

09/09/10

In the leading guide to legal services, the Legal 500, Forbes Solicitors has increased the number of categories it is recommended in to 13, up three from last year, and once again out performed all its local competitors. Forbes is the only Lancashire law firm to appear in six categories - Property…

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June

Upfront Vol ONE // Spring 2010 - Commercial

03/06/10

If you would like to see our new format Commercial Newsletter - Upfront Vol ONE // Spring 2010 please click here . We hope you like the new style and layout but if you have any comments or feedback please do let us know, we value your input.

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March

Forbes named Corporate Law Firm of the Year for the third year running

05/03/10

Forbes Solicitors, leading local law firm with offices across the North West, has been named Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the Insider Dealmakers Awards 2010 for the third year running. The award recognises outstanding performance by a law firm within Lancashire. The award ceremony, held at…

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January

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Forbes Solicitors is 'always quick to respond' and delivers 'practical advice' in a way that 'is easy to understand'

2017 edition Legal 500

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The service I received from Robin Stephens was both good value and efficient

Steve Blazye

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I have engaged Forbes on a number of occasions, I have always thought the staff involved were very professional yet practical in their approach.

Ken Haselden
Bensons Vending Limited

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Always give us helpful, solid advice - thoroughly reliable and easy to deal with.

Physiofusion Limited

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Dear Robin Thank you so much for coming to our rescue again!!

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Just a note of thanks for the work you did reference the Framework challenge. The new tender winners have been announced and we are on 6 of the 7 framework lots which is a great result

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We would like very much to offer our thanks and appreciation to Michael Rutter for his negotiations on our behalf.

Derek & Mildred Walmsley

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Thank you for what you have done for us, it has been a pleasure working with you - and your advice is always clear, practical and makes lots of sense.

Evelyn Threlfall

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The letter of summary has helped me to compile my defence. Without it, I would have floundered. I am very pleased with the professional service that I have received from Mohassan and Manisha.

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I have to say that I've never had a better legal service from anyone and am very grateful for your actions in bringing this to a satisfactory conclusion.

Head of Finance at a Local Authority

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Robin and his team have achieved what other legal advisers couldn't! Outstanding debt chased and paid within three weeks! We have used Forbes for years

David Melia
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Legal 500: Robin Stephens is recommended at Forbes

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The service was excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend Forbes to friends, knowing they will be well looked after

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