Archived News from 2008

Dispute Resolution

November

Local businesses advised to be practical in these tough economic times

14/11/08

Over 100 representatives from local businesses across Lancashire heard Commercial experts from Forbes Solicitors offer practical advice on how to protect their businesses in the current economic climate. The seminar which was held this week at Stanley House Hotel was set up with the aim of providing…

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September

Boundary Dispute Warning!

24/09/08

Boundary disputes between neighbours are on the rise and recent cases have shown that "issues of principle" are often being taken a step too far! It is important to keep a sense of perspective when considering legal action over boundary disputes. In a recent case one Judge said, "Disputes between…

Forbes ranks high in Legal 500

11/09/08

Leading North-West law firm Forbes Solicitors has performed strongly in the latest UK Legal 500 Guide to the Legal Profession. The firm is recommended in ten separate categories that include Corporate and Commercial, Crime, Commercial Litigation, Employment, Defendant Insurer, Commercial Property,…

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April

Commercial Agents Regulations one year on

10/04/08

Many businesses are still falling foul of the Commercial Agents Regulations despite last year's Court of Appeal decision in the Lonsdale case that impacted on the value of compensation a principal would be ordered to pay. The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 ('the regulations')…

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March

Contested Will - Who Pays?

03/03/08

A recent case, involving the family of a man who died and left his entire fortune to the Conservative Party, illustrates one of the main exceptions, in cases involving wills, which can apply to the normal rule that 'the loser pays the costs'. Normally, the winner's legal costs are paid by the loser.…

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February

Protect your business warning

18/02/08

Award winning law firm Forbes Solicitors recently held a seminar in conjunction with the Institute of Directors to highlight the issues facing local businesses when their key personnel decide to fly the nest. They warned that employers are putting themselves at risk if they do not protect against…

Fraud on the Increase

06/02/08

The bad news for local government in the North West is that fraud is on the increase. Regionally the North West is especially prominent and government is the predominant fraud target. The recently published 'KPMG Fraud Barometer' shows that over 100 fraud cases worth over £100,000 came to Court…

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Forbes Solicitors is 'always quick to respond' and delivers 'practical advice' in a way that 'is easy to understand'

2017 edition Legal 500

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The service I received from Robin Stephens was both good value and efficient

Steve Blazye

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I have engaged Forbes on a number of occasions, I have always thought the staff involved were very professional yet practical in their approach.

Ken Haselden
Bensons Vending Limited

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Always give us helpful, solid advice - thoroughly reliable and easy to deal with.

Physiofusion Limited

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Dear Robin Thank you so much for coming to our rescue again!!

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Just a note of thanks for the work you did reference the Framework challenge. The new tender winners have been announced and we are on 6 of the 7 framework lots which is a great result

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We would like very much to offer our thanks and appreciation to Michael Rutter for his negotiations on our behalf.

Derek & Mildred Walmsley

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Thank you for what you have done for us, it has been a pleasure working with you - and your advice is always clear, practical and makes lots of sense.

Evelyn Threlfall

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The letter of summary has helped me to compile my defence. Without it, I would have floundered. I am very pleased with the professional service that I have received from Mohassan and Manisha.

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I have to say that I've never had a better legal service from anyone and am very grateful for your actions in bringing this to a satisfactory conclusion.

Head of Finance at a Local Authority

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Robin and his team have achieved what other legal advisers couldn't! Outstanding debt chased and paid within three weeks! We have used Forbes for years

David Melia
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Legal 500: Robin Stephens is recommended at Forbes

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The service was excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend Forbes to friends, knowing they will be well looked after

Mohammed Dad
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