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Licensing requirements for HMOs (Houses in Multiple Occupation)

17 Sep 2019

Where a residential property is a house in multiple occupation (HMO), the person who has control of, or manages, the property must obtain a licence from the local housing authority (LHA) as required by the Housing Act 2004 (HA 2004). Under the HA 2004 a property is automatically classed as being a HMO…

Commercial Property

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Forbes Associate Ben Wilson Nominated For Sub36 Young Professional Award

17 Sep 2019

Associate Solicitor, Ben Wilson, from Forbes Solicitors has been shortlisted for the Young Professional Award in the 2019 Lancashire Business View Sub36 awards. Ben, who specialises in disputes arising from contesting Wills, Trusts, Probate and Inheritance Matters, acts for clients on a national…

Contesting a Will

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Legal Advice Privilege

16 Sep 2019

Legal advice privilege is a lot like gravity, most people know it exists and are glad it exists, but don't really understand it. If legal advice privilege didn't exist then whilst we wouldn't all float away into the atmosphere, it would make taking effective advice for your organisation much…

Employment & HR

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Forbes Solicitors Shortlisted In Prestigious North West Dealmakers Awards

16 Sep 2019

Forbes Solicitors has been shortlisted in the Mid-Size Law Firm of the Year category in the prestigious Insider North West Dealmakers Awards 2019. The leading North West awards are celebrating their 25th Anniversary, with the winners being announced during a black tie dinner at the Manchester…

Corporate

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The Kylie Trademark Battle

11 Sep 2019

In April 2015, reality star Kylie Jenner made an official attempt to register the mark 'Kylie' in the United States for the purposes of advertising and endorsement. This move was to trigger significant opposition from Kylie Minogue, the Australian singer/actress, and subsequently lead to a…

Commercial

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International / EU Trademarks

11 Sep 2019

Did you know we can assist you with Trade Marks outside of the UK? In addition to dealing with UK Trade Mark registrations, we can support you with both EU and International Trade Marks. What is a Trade Mark? A trade mark is a type of intellectual property consisting of a recognisable…

Commercial

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Stuart Lowery Joins Forbes Solicitors As HR Business Partner

09 Sep 2019

Stuart Lowery has joined leading legal firm Forbes Solicitors as a HR Business Partner in the Employment team. Stuart's role will support clients beyond the legal aspects of HR, providing advice and practical support on the implementation of different HR policies, practices and systems. Based…

Employment & HR

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Clients opting for local legal advice

06 Sep 2019

A recent survey published by Legal Services Consumer Panel has recognised that shopping around for legal services isn't always the best way forward. Just over one quarter (28%) of people shop around when choosing a legal service provider. Of those who shop around, almost half (44%) don't…

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Government Consultation on Shared Ownership

05 Sep 2019

Over the past decade, there has been a rise in the popularity of affordable housing schemes due to the affordability barriers present in many cities across the UK. The barriers have caused numerous aspiring first-time buyers, to approach housing associations who offer shared ownership schemes to help…

Housing & Regeneration

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