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Regulator launches consultation on 2020 Rent Standard

17 May 2019

On 7 May 2019 the Regulator of Social Housing launched a 12 week consultation on a revised Rent Standard that will come into force from the 1st of April 2020, replacing the current guidance which was published in May 2015. This consultation follows the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and…

Housing & Regeneration

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Forbes Appointed To Advise Leading Housing Association Together Housing

08 May 2019

Forbes Solicitors has been selected to advise one of the largest housing associations in the North of England after being named as a successful bidder for Together Housing Group's Legal Services Framework. Forbes will advise on legal issues surrounding Housing Management & Litigation,…

Housing & Regeneration

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The pitfalls of reputation management in the wake of #MeToo

01 May 2019

Earlier this month, a solicitor at magic circle law firm Allen & Overy was referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority ("SRA") over a non-disclosure agreement ("NDA") signed by a former assistant of Harvey Weinstein, the eponymous…

Employment & HR

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Amendments to the MEES Regulations

18 Apr 2019

Following on from our previous article 'MEES, please….are you ready?' published on 16 February 2018, the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the "MEES Regulations"), have now been amended as of 1 April 2019 by the Energy Efficiency (…

Housing & Regeneration

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Not Complying with Court Orders can be Expensive!

16 Apr 2019

Unfortunately we are seeing more and more cases where one party is either not complying with a Court Order in its entirety or, is picking and choosing which parts of the Order they will adhere to. This can be a very expensive risk to take. In a recent Judgement of CM and CM 2019 EWSC 16 , the…

Family/Divorce

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Forbes Advises BCC Cars Over Sale To Chapelhouse Motor Group

15 Apr 2019

Forbes Solicitors has advised Bolton Car Centre (BCC Cars) over the sale of three motor retail sites to North West-based Chapelhouse Motor Group. The sites in Blackburn, Bolton and Wigan will continue to represent Suzuki and Citroen franchises under the Chapelhouse name. BCC Cars will continue…

Corporate

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I want to recover my debt, but what will it cost me?

12 Apr 2019

British business is continuing to suffer from a damaging late payment culture. Recent research shows that small businesses in the UK are facing a collective bill of £6.7bn per annum due to late payments by other companies, up from £2.6bn in 2017. The cyclical nature of late payment…

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