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Allied make Fairhurst acquisition

14 Jan 2020

Allied Financial Services has announced the multi-million pound acquisition of fellow Wigan based Fairhurst Financial Planning in a move that sees the company further consolidate its position as number one in the financial planning market across Wigan and the North West. Fairhurst Financial…

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Allied make Fairhurst acquisition

13 Jan 2020

Allied Financial Services has announced the multi-million pound acquisition of fellow Wigan based Fairhurst Financial Planning in a move that sees the company further consolidate its position as number one in the financial planning market across Wigan and the North West. Fairhurst Financial…

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Ineffective notice renders SPA tax claim out of time

28 Nov 2019

The following case serves an important reminder of strict compliance with contractual notice provisions and the significant repercussions of failing to draft them accurately. Stobart Group Limited and another v William Stobart and another (2019) In March 2008, Stobart Group Limited (SGL)…

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Agreement to agree: Court of Appeal rules SPA earn-out unenforceable

28 Nov 2019

The following case serves as an important reminder of the importance of providing certainty within agreements and displays the perils of leaving the option to agree terms at a later date. Morris v Swanton Care & Community Limited (2018) In November 2009, Mr Morris (Claimant) and his…

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Share Buybacks - Proceed with caution!

26 Nov 2019

An in-specie contribution is a viable alternative to transferring cash into a pension scheme, and can include assets such as property or shares. Dangers can arise where the shares held in the pension scheme are bought back by the company for cash. Private limited companies can make use of a…

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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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