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Electronic Signatures: the new form of signing?

14 Oct 2019

Both the Electronic Communication Act 2000, which defines electronic signatures and its authentication, and the EU Regulation elDAS (Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services), which seeks to standardise the use of electronic signatures, appreciate the rapid development of the digital…

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'Fire sales' - the pros and cons of buying out of administration

08 Oct 2019

The financial gains to be made from buying a business out of administration can be significant. However, the potential risks involved can also be just as great. For this reason, it's vital that potential buyers consider the benefits and pitfalls of undergoing such process and take advice from…

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Forbes Solicitors Celebrates Legal 500 Successes

02 Oct 2019

Forbes Solicitors is celebrating after being recommended in 15 Legal 500 categories and ranking as a Top Tier Firm, with 35 lawyers listed as recommended. Forbes' category recommendations are up one from last year, with Contentious Trusts and Probate being ranked for the first time. The…

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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…

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Rectification of a Disclosure Letter

05 Aug 2019

The nature of a disclosure letter is in its name, to disclose relevant points of interest to a buyer prior to the conclusion of a sale, which may be inconsistent with warranties provided by a seller in a sale agreement. As a crucial document in any acquisition, it is in the seller's interest that…

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Do I need a Shareholder's Agreement?

05 Aug 2019

This is a question we often get asked by our clients who are currently holding or are planning to hold shares in a company. Although there is no legal requirement to have a shareholders' agreement, every company is strongly advised that they have one. Shareholders' agreements are a means…

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Management Buyout of Business Insight 3 Ltd

22 Jul 2019

Preston-based Business Insight 3 Ltd has undergone a management buyout by Director Glen Higson. Bi3 has been keeping property secure and people safe and informed since 2009. It combines innovative, cutting edge technology from around the world with in-house expertise to provide bespoke solutions…

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The Importance of Due Diligence

18 Jun 2019

When purchasing a business, whether it is a purchase of its share capital or its assets and liabilities, the buyer of the business will often undertake due diligence (the level of which varies dependent upon the size of the undertaking, the terms of the deal and the level of pre-existing knowledge by…

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Forbes Acts For LBT Holdings Over Sale To Brickability

29 May 2019

Leading North West legal firm Forbes Solicitors has advised LBT Holdings Limited over the sale of Bolton-based LBT Brick and Facades Limited to Brickability UK Holdings Limited. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, sees the expansion of Brickability, providing it with increased coverage in the North…

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