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Forbes Wins Four-Year Contract To Advise Authorities Across The North East

28 Nov 2019

Forbes Solicitors has won a four-year contract to advise one of the largest groups of local authorities in the country after being named as a successful bidder for the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)'s Regional Legal Services Framework. Established in 1976, the NEPO undertakes high-…

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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…

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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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Building Control sign-off needs insurers to sign up!

15 Aug 2019

The building control industry have received increased scrutiny as a direct result of the increasing focus on public protection after the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower… the impact is becoming more prevalent as Approved Inspectors' insurance policies are up for renewal… There…

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The Impact of Equality Legislation

15 Jul 2019

It has not quite been 10 years, but it has been some time now since the Equality Act 2010 hit the statute books. The swansong of Gordon Brown's Labour administration, it was an ambitious piece of legislation which sought to consolidate nearly 40 years' worth of anti-discrimination laws into a…

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Forbes' Housing and Regeneration (Property) Team Sees Growth of 50%

01 Jul 2019

Leading legal firm Forbes Solicitors has boosted the expertise and experience in its Housing and Regeneration (Property) team with a series of key appointments. The team, led by recently promoted Partner Jennifer Hankinson, has grown by 50% in the last year, with new appointments ranging…

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Update - MEES, please... are you ready?

05 Jun 2019

Following on from our previous blog '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 (…

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Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2019 and Social Housing

05 Jun 2019

The reform of developer planning contributions continues with the government proposing its seventh set of reforms to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations 2010. The latest set of draft reforms seek to improve the operation of CIL by reducing complication, increasing market responsiveness…

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