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Not a Minute too Soon for Late Payment Reforms

02 Jul 2020

In January, the first reading of The Small Business Commissioner and Late Payments etc Bill 2019-21 (the "Bill") took place in the House of Lords. In what would be a welcomed development for contractors in the construction sector, the Bill proposes wide-ranging reforms to current statutory…

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UK Intellectual Property Office announces end to "interruption days"

26 Jun 2020

In line with the government's lockdown measures, on 24 March 2020 the UK Intellectual Property Office ("UKIPO") closed its offices, declaring that until otherwise notified, "interruption days" would apply to all of its day-to-day functions. This has seen ongoing trade mark,…

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Forbes Solicitors Announces 35 Promotions

24 Jun 2020

Leading law firm Forbes Solicitors has made 35 promotions as it continues to strengthen its commitment to people development and recognise outstanding client service. There have been seven promotions to Partner across a number of the firm's specialisms and offices throughout Lancashire and…

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ICO Publishes Guidance for Workplace Testing

18 May 2020

The ICO has published 'Workplace Testing - Guidance for Employers' in order to assist employers considering introducing workplace testing in a bid to make workplaces safe in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The starting point is that as long as there is a good reason for doing so,…

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COVID-19: Managing construction contracts

24 Apr 2020

Contractors concerned that they could face delays or increased costs as a result of COVID-19 should consider whether they have any express entitlements to relief under their contract. This article will consider the possible entitlements under JCT and NEC standard form contracts. JCT Force…

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COVID-19 - implications for consumer contracts

22 Apr 2020

For businesses facing supply chain disruption, an important consideration is the potential impact on consumer rights. Consumer contracts (business to consumer) are subject to additional rules, mainly found in the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) and Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and…

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COVID-19: Tips for managing contracts

06 Apr 2020

Businesses across all industries are facing enormous disruption and uncertainty due to COVID-19. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the current restrictions on commercial activity and individuals' rights of movement may be in place for several months. As a result, attention is turning to…

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Forbes Solicitors to Support Blackburn SMEs with Legal Advice

30 Mar 2020

Award-winning law firm, Forbes Solicitors has entered an agreement to provide legal advice to Blackburn town centre BID members who are facing challenges as a result of the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Along with two other firms based in the region, Forbes will offer an initial free legal…

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