News & Opinion

Together we are Forbes

Legal Article

Forbes avoid disqualification for Company Director

15 Nov 2019

We recently acted for a company Director who faced criminal prosecution by Companies House for late submission of company accounts. Because there had been two earlier similar breaches the Director was exposed to a disqualification from acting as a Director for up to 5 years. The company was…

Regulatory

Read more

Legal Article

Long Awaited Pensions Schemes Bill Published

15 Nov 2019

The long-awaited Pension Schemes Bill was published on 16 October, detailing amongst other issues the proposed framework for collective defined contribution, new powers and sanctions for The Pensions Regulator and enabling provisions for Pension Dashboards. It also amends the 2004 Pensions Act…

Employment & HR

Read more

Legal Article

Professional negligence claims in property transactions

15 Nov 2019

Just as an administrator of a SIPP or SSAS has duties to the trust, a solicitor instructed on behalf of the trust has a duty of care. Forbes have experience acting on behalf of pension funds against their former lawyers for failing to spot a defect in the title, such as a restrictive covenant or a…

Dispute Resolution

Read more

Legal Article

Court rules the costs of an Inquest are recoverable in a civil claim

14 Nov 2019

Fullick v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2019] EWHC 1941 (QB) The High Court determined that costs relating to an Inquest are recoverable in a civil claim, but such costs will be subject to the new post-Jackson proportionality rules. Usually, Coroners have no jurisdiction to award…

Insurance

Read more

Legal Article

The Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019

11 Nov 2019

Following recommendations made by Dame Janet Smith, Chair of the Shipman Inquiry, new regulations have finally been introduced to ensure greater consistency in the reporting of deaths by medical practitioners in England and Wales. The Regulations came into force on 1st October 2019 with immediate effect…

Insurance

Read more

Legal Article

HSE Publishes Annual Injury and Ill-health Statistics for Great Britain

08 Nov 2019

The HSE has published its annual report "Health and safety at work - Summary statistics for Great Britain 2019". Despite Great Britain being one of the safest places to work compared to its EU counterparts, the HSE say the statistics show that the number of injuries and incidents of ill…

Insurance

Read more

Forbes News

The Launch of the Best Practice Partnership Network

05 Nov 2019

After months of planning and consultation, the ASC Forbes service launched our much-awaited Best Practice Partnership Network at the Novotel in Leeds on Thursday 26th September 2019. The purpose of this initiative is to improve collaborative working between Registered Housing Providers, Police,…

Housing & Regeneration

Read more

Forbes News

Landlord Problems: Forfeiture of a Commercial Lease in Mixed Use Premises

01 Nov 2019

In the second of our series of practical guidance on common landlord problems, we look at the issue of forfeiture of mixed-use premises. Scenario: the landlord owns a mixed-use property let out to a tenant under one lease. The property comprises of a shop on the ground floor and a flat upstairs,…

Dispute Resolution

Read more

Legal Article

Regional Cuckooing & County Lines - the way forward

01 Nov 2019

County Lines describes gangs or organised criminals who export drugs into one or more UK importing areas. They use dedicated mobile phone lines or 'deal lines' and use children or vulnerable adults, to move / store the drugs. They use coercion, intimidation, violence, sexual violence and…

Housing & Regeneration

Read more