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Legal Advice Privilege

16 Sep 2019

Legal advice privilege is a lot like gravity, most people know it exists and are glad it exists, but don't really understand it. If legal advice privilege didn't exist then whilst we wouldn't all float away into the atmosphere, it would make taking effective advice for your organisation much…

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Stuart Lowery Joins Forbes Solicitors As HR Business Partner

09 Sep 2019

Stuart Lowery has joined leading legal firm Forbes Solicitors as a HR Business Partner in the Employment team. Stuart's role will support clients beyond the legal aspects of HR, providing advice and practical support on the implementation of different HR policies, practices and systems. Based…

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Covertly Recording Meetings

09 Jul 2019

A common question that is often asked by employers is what can I do if my employee has covertly recorded a meeting. Only a few years ago employees would have to be very motivated to covertly record meetings and it was not uncommon to find employees producing devices James Bond would be envious of,…

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Further criticism of the use of NDAs in discrimination cases

05 Jul 2019

The House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee published its report into "The use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases" last month. The Committee launched an inquiry following the concern surrounding non-disclosure agreements ("NDAs") in the wake of the #MeToo…

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The Pitfalls of Retrospectively Amending the Terms of Pension Schemes

24 Jun 2019

In the recent case of BIC U.K. Limited v. Burgess [2019] EWCA Civ 806 ("BIC"), the Court of Appeal offered further clarity on the ability to retrospectively amend pension scheme rules. The Court of Appeal overturned the previous High Court decision finding that increases to pensions in payment…

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Forbes Appointed To Advise Leading Housing Association Together Housing

08 May 2019

Forbes Solicitors has been selected to advise one of the largest housing associations in the North of England after being named as a successful bidder for Together Housing Group's Legal Services Framework. Forbes will advise on legal issues surrounding Housing Management & Litigation,…

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The pitfalls of reputation management in the wake of #MeToo

01 May 2019

Earlier this month, a solicitor at magic circle law firm Allen & Overy was referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority ("SRA") over a non-disclosure agreement ("NDA") signed by a former assistant of Harvey Weinstein, the eponymous…

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Brexit Update - Working in the UK

12 Apr 2019

In the latest development on Brexit, it has been agreed that the UK will now leave the EU on 31 October 2019, unless a further extension is agreed! However, there still remains a significant amount of uncertainty over what will happen to EEA citizens who are looking to live and work in the UK in the…

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Brexit - Extracting the potential impact on workers' rights from the maelstrom

11 Apr 2019

With the pervading sense of uncertainty consuming the arrangements for the UK leaving the EU, it is an unsettling time for both the populace and companies operating within the jurisdiction. One of the many uncertainties is the potential impact Brexit may have on UK employment laws, and consequently…

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