Archived Legal Articles from 2016

Dispute Resolution

December

How to maximise your return on unpaid invoices

06/12/16

According to Zurich's latest SME Risk Index, over half of Britain's SMEs have problems with late payment, with £225bn in unpaid invoices . These figures highlight the common problem of late payment. Unpaid invoices can have severe consequences for your business. Our approach…

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November

Three Newly Qualified Solicitors for Forbes

07/11/16

Three members of staff at leading North West legal firm Forbes Solicitors are celebrating after qualifying as Solicitors. Lorraine Wilson, Callum Halley and Mohassan Mehmood are now beginning the next stage of their careers with the firm. Lorraine, based in the Preston office, specialises in…

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September

Forbes Solicitors celebrates 31 Legal 500 Recommendations

21/09/16

Forbes Solicitors is celebrating after receiving 31 recommendations for its lawyers and services in the 2016 Legal 500 rankings. The leading North West legal firm is also delighted to reveal that Lucy Worrall, Partner and Head of Housing and Regeneration, based in Preston, has been included in the…

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June

The case of Calliope Tardios

24/06/16

Most schools will be aware of the challenges that social media plays in the bullying of pupils. But what of teachers? Take the case of Calliope Tardios, who is head teacher of St John's Preparatory School. She was subject to a social media campaign by a disgruntled parent, Pamella Linton, who made…

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April

Arbitration; a Help or a Hinderance?

06/04/16

The widespread use of Arbitration as a means of resolving disputes has been criticised for inhibiting the development of commercial law, in the words of one of Britain's top Judges, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd. In attempting to settle disputes in a pragmatic way without the need for the Courts to…

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March

Injunction Allowed - Even Against a Non-Employee

18/03/16

Most businesses will hold data. This may be lists of employees or of customers or even more important details such a pricing structures and tender quotes. But is that data adequately protected from third parties? Many of these businesses recognise the need for well drafted employment contracts…

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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
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Physiofusion Limited

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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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Derek & Mildred Walmsley

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Evelyn Threlfall

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Head of Finance at a Local Authority

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