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Forbes Solicitors Launches Business 'Sounding Board'

10 Nov 2020

Forbes Solicitors Launches Business 'Sounding Board' In collaboration with business leaders and advisers across the region, Forbes Solicitors is launching its latest initiative, the Sounding Board. This will provide the opportunity for businesses to access a complimentary one-hour…

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Forbes Solicitors launches inaugural Reinvention and Resilience Top 50

03 Nov 2020

Forbes Solicitors has launched its inaugural Reinvention and Resilience Top 50 - an insightful report featuring North West businesses that have innovated and diversified during the Coronavirus pandemic. The regional law firm compiled the research - including nominations from small-to-medium-sized…

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Directors - Do You Know Your Duty?

09 Oct 2020

With the uncertainty of Brexit and the current impact of COVID-19 threatening many businesses, the responsibility of running a company rests solely with the directors of the company. It is important therefore that a director is aware of the duties imposed on them by law. What is the difference…

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Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs)

25 Sep 2020

An Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) is an alternative business ownership structure with specific benefits to both owners and employees. It involves the employees of the business holding a controlling stake in a trading company via a specifically designed trust. This is intended to facilitate participation…

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Protecting your assets from any potential downturn in trading

21 Sep 2020

With uncertainty in the market, now is a good time for businesses to be considering how they best protect their assets from any potential downturn in trading. Key assets, such as business premises, intellectual property rights, plant and machinery, etc. - even cash - can all be ringfenced by moving them…

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Why every company should have a Shareholder Agreement

21 Sep 2020

What is a Shareholder Agreement? In short, a shareholder agreement is what it says on the tin, an agreement between the shareholders of a company. The agreement contains terms that govern the ownership of the business, including the issue and transfer of shares and company management. A…

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Forbes Solicitors Appoints New Partner In Corporate

09 Sep 2020

Leading commercial lawyer David Filmer has joined Forbes Solicitors as a partner in the firm's corporate team. David joins Forbes Solicitors from Harrison Drury in Preston, where he was head of the corporate and commercial team, and responsible for leading a number of significant deals for…

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A Taxing Tax Covenant?

21 Aug 2020

It is standard practice for Corporate documentation to include covenants. Covenants can have a multitude of purposes and provide contractual parties with legal assurances that something will, or will not, be done in an agreement. The recent judgment in Dodika Ltd v United Luck Group Holdings Ltd [2020]…

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Share purchase agreements and limitation periods

09 Jul 2020

The recent case of Towergate Financial (Group) Ltd & Ors v Hopkinson & Ors [2020] has provided some guidance in relation to the wording of contractual limitation clauses and their interpretation into corporate share purchase agreements (SPAs). A contractual limitation period is a form of…

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