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It’s official! Data Protection Act 2018 given Royal Assent today

Today, the Queen gave Royal Assent to the Data Protection Act 2018, which was first announced in the Queen’s Speech on the 21st June 2017. The new act comes into effect on Friday 25 May 2018.

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Potholes – AA Announces #FlagitFunditFillit Campaign

In recent months there has been extensive national and local press coverage discussing the state of the highway network and the number potholes. A harsh winter and reducing budgets has taken its toll in some areas. One person in Swindon … Read more

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Unmarried Partner wins the Right to Bereavement Damages

A woman has successfully fought for the right for unmarried persons to receive bereavement damages after her partner of 16 years died as a result of negligence in 2011.

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Queen’s Speech confirms GDPR to survive Brexit

Through yesterday’s Queen’s Speech, the government confirmed that which the ICO has already indicated: that there will be data protection law in the UK post-Brexit. Alongside the Great Repeal Bill and various others, will sit a Data Protection Bill, as outlined … Read more

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Forbes Insurance Department receives Defendant Law Firm of the year accolade at Claims Management Awards 2017

Forbes Solicitors is proud to announce our recognition as Defendant Law Firm of the year at the Claims Management Awards 2017. The awards aim to celebrate achievements and progress made by the leading professionals in the claims sector. Forbes was … Read more

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Katie Hopkins Loses Libel Claim following Twitter Spat

Jack Monroe v Katie Hopkins [2017] EWHC 433 (QB) Katie Hopkins is notorious for her controversial views and her outspoken comments. Two misplaced tweets on Twitter have this week cost her £24,000 in damages and over £107,000 in legal fees.

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Post-Portal PADs: The End of the Debate?

You will recall our previous blogs following the development of the argument that fixed costs apply to PADs. Forbes had been running this argument since the implementation of the fixed costs regime and of course had the first known County … Read more

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Acorn Proves Tough Nut To Crack

The Court of Appeal have today handed down Judgment in the matter of Bird v Acorn Group Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 1096. The case essentially boiled down to what stage of fixed costs are applicable when a matter is listed … Read more

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The New Code of Practice: A Brave New World

The long awaited new Well-managed Highway Infrastructure: A Code of Practice (the New Code) has been released today. The 256 page document is arguably a game changer for Local Authorities and their approach to claims defensibility. The New Code supersedes … Read more

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New Statutory guidance for children who are not in education

On the 5th September 2016 the Department for Education published new statutory guidance for children who miss education. The guidance comes in response to the Department for Education’s January 2016 Consultation. The key principles of the new guidance will essentially … Read more

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