Archived Legal Articles from 2015

Dispute Resolution


Counting the Costs of Insolvency


In changes proposed by the Government in its efforts to reduce litigation costs, creditors could lose out to unscrupulous rogue company directors. The Government is proposing to abolish the recoverability of Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) success fees and associated 'After The Event' (ATE)…

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Internal promotion to Head of Department for Forbes' Solicitor


Forbes Solicitors, have promoted Associate Solicitor Tom Smith, to Head up their Dispute Resolution Team. Tom, who joined Forbes in July 2015, advises in relation to commercial disputes, providing strong, commercial advice to SME's, partnerships and owner managed businesses across the country.…

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New High Court Scheme Gathering Pace


The High Court has begun the implementation of a new scheme which aims to have cases reaching trial within 10 months of the case being brought before the Courts. At this stage the scheme is not mandatory; a two year test of the scheme will be implemented in all Rolls Building Courts and parties…

Digital Litigation - The Risks to Businesses


As a society we are ever increasingly reliant upon the internet and technology to go about our daily lives. The vast majority of us will not go through a day without firing up our Laptops, Ipads or Smart Phones and many of us rely on them to conduct our business. The development of such technology…

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Client Demand Fuels Appointments at Forbes


The Commercial Team at Forbes has expanded, as a direct result of increased client demand, with the appointment of four Solicitors. Tom Smith has joined the Dispute Resolution Department as an Associate. He is an experienced Solicitor specialising in business disputes and a member of the Law…

Claiming Compensation Boils Down To Accurate Records


Lancashire law firm Forbes Solicitors is urging businesses affected by the recent water contamination crisis to keep full and accurate records of losses suffered to make the process of claiming compensation as smooth as possible. Some areas in Lancashire are still affected by the boil water notice…

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LinkedIn -v- LinkedOut


How much do you know about your employees' LinkedIn contacts? Did you know that the contacts they have acquired whilst working in your employment may bypass your current restrictive covenants? Traditionally restrictive covenants have been clauses set out in the Employment Contract designed to…

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Mcllroy Scores a Birdie with Mediation


An Accredited Mediator at Forbes Solicitors is advising businesses to consider mediation as a means to avoiding lengthy and costly court battles following a case involving leading golfer Rory McIlroy. McIlroy was facing 8 weeks in a Dublin Court in a dispute with his former management company, but…

Update: Interpreting Restrictive Covenants


It is well established case law that employers using Restrictive Covenants in employment contracts, must ensure that they are drafted reasonable; in the interests of the parties and offer no more protection to the employer than required. But what is reasonable in the circumstances and how far will…

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Court Fees on the Rise (Again)


Court fees are set to be reformed for the second time in less than 3 years after the Government announced plans to calculate court fees for monetary claims at 5% of the value of the claim, up to £10,000. Under the proposed changes it will cost £1,590 to bring a claim valued at £50…

Shareholder Disputes


The Dispute Resolution Team at Forbes has seen an increase in the number of cases where relationships between company directors have taken a turn for the worse. Let us imagine that three friends decide to start a business together, full of enthusiasm and optimism they cannot foresee any circumstances…

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26 Oct 2018

Dispute Resolution


Forbes Enhances Dispute Resolution Department with Stephen McArdle Appointment

Forbes Solicitors, one of the North West?s leading legal firms, has added to its successful Dispute Resolution…

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