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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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Meeting the Challenge: COVID 19 and Virtual Meetings

27 Mar 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is presenting organisations of all kinds (including charities, schools and colleges, housing providers and businesses across the board) with complex issues as urgent decisions need to be made by decision-makers who are harder to bring together. In these unprecedented times,…

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COVID-19 and frustration

25 Mar 2020

COVID-19 and frustration If a commercial contract does not contain a force majeure clause, or COVID-19 is not covered by such a clause, the legal doctrine of frustration may apply. Frustration operates to discharge the contract automatically and immediately where there is a significant change of…

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COVID-19 and force majeure

18 Mar 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. This raises questions such as whether COVID-19 is a force majeure event and whether an organisation can be excused from its contractual obligations in the circumstances. Force majeure events refer to acts,…

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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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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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Forbes secure acquittal of defendant charged with assaulting Duty Manager

25 Feb 2020

Craig Mackenzie, a Criminal Defence and Regulatory solicitor at Forbes, recently secured the acquittal of a defendant charged with assaulting a Duty Manager at Iceland stores. He argued during the trial that the actions of the Duty Manager who had detained the defendant as a suspected shoplifter…

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