Archived News from 2010



I see: oh! - snap away this Christmas - ho ho ho!


The previously quiet world of data protection has been making the news. The Information Commissioner's Office, the government body responsible for data privacy rights, has this week clarified that the law does not prevent family and friends from taking pictures of their loved ones inside school grounds…

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S & L Wilson acquires Howards Opticians Ltd


Forbes Solicitors has advised S&L Wilson Limited on the acquisition of the business and assets of Howards Opticians Limited for £300,000. The transaction was led by Pauline Rigby with assistance from Sanya Motorwala, both of Forbes Solicitors' Business Law team. Pauline commented, "…

Deal Announcement - South Lakes Veterinary Centre


Forbes Solicitors provided legal advice in the sale of South Lakes Veterinary Centre. Forbes Solicitors acted for Tracy Malham who bought former business partner Mr Fellows' half of the Veterinary Centre. Pauline Rigby, Business Law Solicitor at Forbes Solicitors who acted for Tracy Malham throughout…

Intellectual Property Review


An Intellectual Property Expert at Forbes Solicitors has welcomed the news that a review into how the intellectual property system can better drive growth and innovation will take place. David Cameron announced that a review of IP laws will take place to bring them in line with the internet age.…

Deal Announcement - Forbes acts for Concept4


Forbes Solicitors recently acted on behalf of Concept4 in purchasing the assets of Fusion Web Development Limited for an undisclosed sum. Nelson based Concept4, a national marketing and branding agency who have a particular focus on educational programmes acquired the assets of Chorley based Fusion Web…

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Forbes acts in MBO of Morgan Lambert Ltd


Forbes Solicitors recently acted in the sale of Morgan Lambert Limited, a provider of services designed to assist Social Housing Providers in managing their gas activities, to Millington Lord Limited for £1.3 million Forbes Solicitors provided legal advice to the owners of Morgan Lambert Limited…

Loan Star State


The latest move in the Liverpool FC legal soap opera is a salutary example of how parties will often try to have another go at the same case in a different country if they do not like the outcome the first time round according to Forbes Solicitors. The next step has taken place in Texas where the…

You'll Never Warp a Loan - High Court confirms RBS calls the shots at LFC


The case over the planned sale of Liverpool Football Club goes to show that however glamorous its business and however famous some of its employees the law for sports businesses is often just the same as for everyone else warns sports experts Forbes Solicitors. The Directors' decision to sell the club…

Survey reveals 'skill and flair' of Lancashire business owners


· 2010 Lancashire Business Survey reveals over 90 per cent of businesses have maintained or increased sales · 72 per cent confident of investing in their business in next 12-months · Almost half plan to increase staff numbers Confidence is returning to Lancashire's business…

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Are your terms and conditions up to date?


If you play a part in the hospitality industry, whether it's hiring out your venue for events and seminars, staging parties or weddings, or providing holiday accommodation, you will need to ensure that you have adequate terms and conditions to protect you in the event of things not quite going to plan…

Forbes comes out top in Lancashire


In the leading guide to legal services, the Legal 500, Forbes Solicitors has increased the number of categories it is recommended in to 13, up three from last year, and once again out performed all its local competitors. Forbes is the only Lancashire law firm to appear in six categories - Property…

Who's A Connaughty Boy?


The administration of the huge property services company Connaught which has many contracts with social housing providers raises issues that all businesses should keep in mind when negotiating contracts warns Forbes Solicitors. Daniel Milnes, Head of Business Law at Forbes Solicitors sets out the…

Chemist Deal


Forbes Solicitors recently acted for Aston Chemists in the purchase of assets of Robert Heaps Limited. Aston Chemists of Blackburn purchased the assets for £1.1million. This takes the total number of chemists owned by Aston Chemists to three and there is the potential for further purchases in…

Chapel Grange Nursery


Forbes Solicitors recently acted for in the purchase of Chapel Grange Nursery for £142,500. Forbes acted for the buyers, Jason and Lucy Wilson of Sandbach, Cheshire. Pauline Rigby, Solicitor in the Business Law team at Forbes Solicitors who acted on behalf of the buyers comments, "This is a…

Landmark agreement extends ASA's digital remit


As the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is about to extend its digital remit to deliver more comprehensive consumer protection online, Forbes Solicitors is advising businesses to be up to speed with the changes to avoid any penalties. Currently the ASA's online remit covers paid-for…

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Do you have a plan?


Owner managed and family run businesses in Lancashire who are concerned about what will happen to their business in the future are being invited to a free Sale and Succession breakfast seminar by three of the regions leading professional services firms. Experts from the teams at Forbes Solicitors, EV…

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Upfront Vol ONE // Spring 2010 - Commercial


If you would like to see our new format Commercial Newsletter - Upfront Vol ONE // Spring 2010 please click here . We hope you like the new style and layout but if you have any comments or feedback please do let us know, we value your input.

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WEC Group acquires Nutter Aircrafts Limited


Darwen based WEC Group has acquired Nutter Aircrafts Limited for an undisclosed sum. WEC Group, headquartered in Darwen, comprises six divisions, each specialising in different aspects of fabrication and machining. Daniel Milnes, Partner at Forbes Solicitors whose Business Law and other specialist…

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Not worth the paper it's written on?


It is still common in business for deals to be made on a handshake but more increasingly emails are now being used to make and accept orders for goods and services. However what is often overlooked is what would happen if a dispute arises, would a court consider a series of emails to be a legally…

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Lancashire law firm Forbes Solicitors advised on the sale of D&S Engineering


The Blackburn-based provider of total engineering solutions has been bought by T Clarke plc. In its role as legal adviser, Forbes Solicitors provided legal advice on the deal that will see Managing Director Peter Dawson's retirement from the Business. Corporate Law Solicitor Daniel Milnes said: "It…

Forbes named Corporate Law Firm of the Year for the third year running


Forbes Solicitors, leading local law firm with offices across the North West, has been named Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the Insider Dealmakers Awards 2010 for the third year running. The award recognises outstanding performance by a law firm within Lancashire. The award ceremony, held at…

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We have been very happy with the professional service from Pauline Rigby and her colleagues in the Business Law team and the ease of purchasing our new business

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