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MEES Regulations - Impending Deadline 1st April 2020

02 Apr 2020

The 1 April 2020 will mark a change in the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (MEES Regulations). This change will have a direct effect on landlords of residential properties with potential financial penalties and subsequent reputational damage. We will…

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Same Rules - Different Game: Procurement Policy During The Coronavirus Outbreak

25 Mar 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has produced a lot of government action targeted at keeping infections down and that has in turn affected a lot of organisations, their contracts with each other and their plans for future procurement. For buyers subject to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) or the…

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Covid-19 Update

18 Mar 2020

At Forbes Solicitors, we are keen to reassure clients that we have robust business continuity measures in place to protect and maintain service levels so we can continue to support our clients. The health and welfare of our colleagues and clients is paramount. We will continue to monitor the most…

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Protecting your assets

18 Mar 2020

With more alarming updates coming from the government daily, in these times of uncertainty, many businesses may be looking to their accountants for advice on how to best protect their assets. One thing that businesses can do is to look to restructure; setting up a holding company, undertaking a…

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Forbes Solicitors Joins LawPact® As It Targets Further Growth

04 Mar 2020

Leading law firm Forbes Solicitors has joined LawPact® - the international association of independent business law firms - as it expands its national and global reach. Having grown its team with 89 new appointments in 2019 and taken on the largest cohort of trainee solicitors to date, Forbes is…

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Latent Defects

15 Jan 2020

The past 12 months have thrown up uncertainties in the structural defect insurance market, with the collapse of Danish insurance broker Alpha Insurance. This has had an impact in respect of both residential and commercial new build properties. In light of this it is worth considering one aspect of…

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Forbes Advises La Collina Coffee Bar Over Manchester Northern Quarter Move

06 Jan 2020

Tuscan inspired Coffee Bar La Collina is set to open a new premises in Manchester's Northern Quarter in January 2020 after being advised over the leasing of the site by Forbes Solicitors. The new venture will be based on the ground floor in Fourways House on Tariff street, with artisan coffee…

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Environmental clauses are heating up leases

31 Oct 2019

The increasing global environmental socio-economic awareness means that there is now a wealth of environmental laws and issues in practice which overlap with some areas of property law, in particular leases. What do Landlords want? As landlords will be keen to make sure that the tenant will be…

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Health and Safety Considerations within Commercial Leases

16 Oct 2019

Contained within most commercial leases will usually be a clause that is referred to as "compliance with laws". The purpose of this clause is to determine the responsibility of adherence with the particular rules and regulations that relate to the property and its use, and more often than not…

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