Archived News from 2013

December

Succession and Allocation Policies

11/12/13

The Court of Appeal has recently upheld a widow's public law defence to possession proceedings because the local authority failed to consider granting her a new tenancy of the property in accordance with their allocation scheme. Background of the Case Mrs Shearer had lived at the property in question…

Limitation & The Substitution of Parties in RTA Claims

05/12/13

Nemeti & Ors v Sabre Insurance Co Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1555 The Court of Appeal recently handed down Judgment in the case of Nemeti & Ors v Sabre Insurance Co Ltd. The case arose following a personal injury claim brought by the Claimant, a passenger in a car involved in a RTA in Romania. The…

2014 - The Challenges Ahead with Jack Straw MP

02/12/13

9.30am - Friday 6th December 2013 - Manchester Town Hall Now fully booked. Aon, Forbes and RMP are pleased to invite you to our annual conference on claims issues which this year will look at some of the challenges ahead. We are pleased to say that Jack Straw MP the former Home Secretary and Minister…

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November

Relief from Sanctions Post Jackson

29/11/13

Andrew Mitchell MP v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1537 Summary Judgment was handed down earlier this week in the eagerly anticipated case of Mitchell v News Group Newspapers. The case has received a large amount of attention, not only as it arises from the "plebgate" scandal, but because…

Employers' Liability Claim Defence Success

28/11/13

Forbes have recently successfully pleaded fraud against an individual who claimed he sustained serious injury due to an accident at work. The Claimant's case was that he had injured his knee, which ultimately required surgery, when he fell from his works van whilst accessing the rear via the back…

National Tender Win For Forbes

25/11/13

Forbes Solicitors has been appointed as the provider of Employment Law advice to The Information Commissioner's Office for new matters following a competitive tendering process. The ICO is the UK's independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by…

Strike Out and Committal Following Exaggerated Claim

15/11/13

HOMES FOR HARINGEY V FARI & FARI 31ST OCTOBER 2013 In recent years the Court has wrestled with applications from Defendants to seek a strike out and other appropriate sanctions on cases where there has been evidence of gross exaggeration. Recent cases suggest that the Court may be more willing to…

Mental Health In The Workplace Warning

14/11/13

Forbes Solicitors is warning employers to be aware of their obligations towards employees with mental health problems or risk facing significant financial penalties. A recent survey revealed that only 35% of people would be open with their employer if they had schizophrenia, a long-term mental health…

Jennifer Joins Forbes

11/11/13

A Solicitor who specialises in later life planning has joined the Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts Team at Forbes Solicitors. Jennifer Wilkinson, has joined the team based at the firm's Preston office, but will assist clients across Lancashire. She is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, an…

Forbes Voted Best Legal Company For Second Year Running

08/11/13

Forbes Solicitors triumphed at the Lancashire Business Awards to walk away as Best Legal Company for the second year running. The awards, organised by business lobbying group Downtown Lancashire in Business and held at Stanley House Hotel, honour the most successful entrepreneurs and high growth…

HCA Urges Landlords to Get Tough on Gas Access

07/11/13

HCA Urges Landlords to Get Tough on Gas Access Last month, the Homes and Communities Agency urged social landlords to take legal action against tenants who refuse access gas safety engineers access to their properties. Many Registered Providers have an excellent record when it comes to tackling gas…

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October

ISA Be So Lucky

25/10/13

The 2013/14 tax year annual ISA allowance for a Cash ISA is £5,760. The 2013/14 tax year allowance for a Stocks and Shares ISA is £11,520. This amount is reduced by the amount saved in a Cash ISA during the 2013/14 Tax year. Junior ISA's (JISA's) are also available to any child who…

Non-Delegable Duties Extended Following Supreme Court Judgement

24/10/13

Woodland v Essex County Council 23rd October 2013 Over the last year the responsibilities of Defendants in civil cases have extended in several areas. The recent cases on vicarious liability have been at the forefront of developments in the law. These cases have extended the traditionally accepted…

Forbes Team Up With DAES

16/10/13

Forbes Solicitors is offering a local student invaluable work experience as part of their studies after teaming up with Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio. Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio (DAES) is a new type of state school for 14-19 year olds of all abilities, with a focus on personalisation,…

The Long Awaited Arrival of the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013

15/10/13

The eagerly anticipated Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 ("the Act") comes into force today. With it we will have the introduction of new civil remedies and criminal offences to counteract unlawful subletting of social rented housing. The Housing Department at Forbes has previously delivered…

Forbes Recruits Four To Award Winning Scheme

08/10/13

Four Trainee Solicitors have been welcomed to Forbes Solicitors' award winning training programme. Lara Geldard, Rick Blackburn, Hayley Lloyd-Henry and Laura Bradley will be embarking on a two-year training contract with Forbes which will see them qualify as solicitors in 2015. Forbes was awarded…

Client Recognition Leads To Top Rankings For Forbes

08/10/13

Forbes Solicitors has once again achieved excellent results in the most widely recognised survey on the UK legal market thanks to outstanding feedback and testimonials from clients. In the Legal 500 2013 Forbes was recommended in 12 categories including a two tier increase for the Insurance Department…

Claimant awarded compensation for horse bite under Animals Act 1971

01/10/13

Amanda Tapp v (1) Trustees Of The Blue Cross Society (2) Kerry Palmer (2013) CC (Northampton) (Recorder Verduyn) 15/05/2013 The Claimant claimed damages for personal injury sustained when she was bitten by a horse owned by the first defendant charity which had been loaned to the second defendant…

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September

Forbes Family Panel Success

27/09/13

A Family Solicitor at Forbes' Blackburn office has become the third member of the department to be appointed to a panel which recognises outstanding skill and knowledge. Jenny Martin is now a member of the Law Society's Family Law Accreditation Scheme. To join the highly regarded scheme Jenny, who…

Annual Employment Law Updates

19/09/13

The Forbes Solicitors' Employment Team is again running its popular employment law updates. The seminars will guide delegates through the recent changes in employment law whilst allowing them to keep up to dates with topics most relevant to themselves and their organisations through specific breakout…

Forbes Solicitors Expands Business Law Team

06/09/13

The Business Law Department at Forbes Solicitors has expanded following the appointment of two Solicitors. Nick Pickup and John Pickervance have both joined the team after completing their training contracts with the firm. They will undertake a variety of corporate and commercial work for clients…

Dogs Act 1871 Used in Order to Control a Dangerous Dog

04/09/13

A dog control order made under the Dogs Act 1871 has recently been obtained against a tenant of One Housing Group, compelling the tenant to keep their Rottweiler under control. The tenant in question had previously signed an Acceptable Behaviour Contract with One Housing Group agreeing to keep…

Forbes Supports Vernon Carus Cricket Club

02/09/13

Forbes Solicitors has signed up to support Vernon Carus Cricket Club as part of its on going community support programme. The Club, which is based on Factory Lane in Preston, has several teams ranging from under 10s through to the senior teams, and currently compete in the Palace Shield Competition…

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August

"Cohabitation - Having Common Sense as well as Romance"

09/08/13

The law in England and Wales does not recognise in any meaningful way a living-together relationship outside marriage or civil partnership. Although the number of unmarried couples has apparently doubled since the mid-1990s, and the number of children living with unmarried parents has risen…

The Risks of DIY Probate

09/08/13

Whilst it is entirely possible to administer an estate without legal assistance, there are many pitfalls for the unwary. Many professionally drafted Wills contain trusts. These trusts are usually included in the Will to save tax, protect assets for the future or to provide protection for vulnerable…

Warning For Employers When Dismissing

09/08/13

Following a recent Tribunal case an Employment Specialist at Forbes Solicitors is warning local employers to ensure they have a clear and legitimate reason behind their decision to dismiss an employee or risk facing significant financial penalties. In this particular case the employee was dismissed for…

Employment Law Update - A Snapshot

08/08/13

The past month has seen significant changes in relation to Employment Law and below are some of the key changes that Employers need to be aware of. Protected Conversations and Settlement Agreements Section 111A of the Employment Rights Act was implemented on 29th July 2013 and aims to introduce a…

Service of Forfeiture Proceedings

06/08/13

In the recent case of Grimason v Cates, the High Court decided that a judge had been right in accepting that forfeiture proceedings had been validly served at the tenant's last known address. Background The tenant was granted a lease of a flat in 2006, but failed to pay the ground rent and service…

Article 8 And Private Landlords?

06/08/13

Since the rulings in Manchester City Council v Pinnock and Hounslow v Powell a tenant facing possession proceedings by a public authority has been able to defend the proceeding by claiming that eviction is 'disproportionate' under Article 8 ECHR. The latest case discussing this defence brings closer the…

Tenant Receives £24,600 in Damages Following Unlawful Eviction

06/08/13

The High Court has recently decided that an award of £24,600 in damages for a tenant who had been unlawfully evicted was fair. Background Ms Lee was a tenant of a flat and claimed that Mr Lasrado, as her landlord, harassed her, changed the locks and evicted her. Ms Lee began proceedings against…

Bedroom Tax does not Constitute Unlawful Discrimination

06/08/13

The High Court has today determined that the housing benefit social sector size criteria rules ("the bedroom tax") do not amount to unlawful disability discrimination contrary to Article 14 ECHR. Background On 1 April 2013 the Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012 came into force.…

Employers Beware: Zero Hours Contracts Under Review

05/08/13

With the Government set to review the use of 'zero hours' contracts in response to Union calls to ban them an Employment Solicitor at Forbes Solicitors is warning Employers that, despite the flexibility, they do not come without risks. It is estimated that there are over 200,000 people employed on…

Fixed Cost Employer Protection From Forbes

02/08/13

Forbes Solicitors has launched a new service designed to help businesses minimise the risks and costs associated with employment law. HR Complete is a fixed-cost insurance-backed employment law protection scheme which protects businesses from the risks often associated with employment law. Scheme…

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July

Claim not in the "spirit of the game"

31/07/13

Azhar Mahmood v Bolton Council (17th July 2013) Manchester County Court - Recorder Halliwell. In the run up to the Third Ashes Test match at Old Trafford, Manchester, Forbes Insurance department in conjunction with Zurich Insurance recently had its own cricketing victory in Court by successfully…

Forbes Promotes Five

29/07/13

Forbes Solicitors is pleased to announce the promotion of five Solicitors to Associates within the firm. Emma Newbould and Amy Stokes both from the Employment Team, Lucy Harris from the Insurance Department, Maureen Nicholl from the Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts Team and Shirley Faragher from…

East Lancashire First For Forbes Solicitors

23/07/13

A Solicitor at Forbes has become the first in East Lancashire to be recognised as a specialist in helping those who have suffered as a result of negligent health care or misdiagnosis. Sara Linford, who is based at the firm's Accrington office, has been accredited to the Law Society Clinical…

31st July 2013 - The Rules Are Here

19/07/13

The 65th amendment to the Civil Procedure Rules, which brings in the extension to the portal to Employers and Public Liability cases up to £25,000 and the subsequent fixed cost regime, has finally been approved and released. The extension will come as no surprise as the information as to how the…

Retail Sector Appointment for David Pickford

16/07/13

Forbes Solicitors is pleased to announce that David Pickford , a Partner in the Insurance Department based at the firm's Leeds office, has been appointed as Head of the Retail Sector Focus Group for the Forum of Insurance Lawyers ( FOIL ). FOIL is the national organisation that represents lawyers…

Latest Employment Tribunal Statistics Published

12/07/13

Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has now published the latest quarterly employment statistics for the period of January 2013 to March 2013, which also include the annual statistics for the 2012-2013 financial year. A look at the statistics reveals: An increase in the number of cases…

Holt v Reading Borough Council

09/07/13

The Court of Appeal has held that - where alternative accommodation needs to be provided under the terms of a ground for possession - there is no requirement that an offer of accommodation has been made before the hearing or that the accommodation is available at that date. The court only has to be…

Forbes Pledges Support to Penwortham

04/07/13

Forbes Solicitors has reaffirmed its support to Penwortham Cricket Club by signing up as Club sponsors for a further three years. Forbes has sponsored the club, who compete in the Palace Shield Competition, since 2008. The Club, founded in 1880 provides training and facilities for local cricketers…

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June

Unison Challenges Tribunal Fees

18/06/13

An Employment Solicitor at Forbes is warning that Unison challenging the introduction of Tribunal Fees is a step back for the Government's plans to reduce the number of Employment Tribunals. Unison is set to challenge the Ministry of Justice's decision to bring in fees for claims in the Employment…

Unfair Dismissal Cap Welcomed

13/06/13

An employment expert at Forbes Solicitors has welcomed The Government's announced proposals to bring into law the limit of the statutory cap for unfair dismissal awards. The proposal is to limit the compensation for unfair dismissals to a maximum of either £74,200.00 (presently the cap on the…

Divorce 'Pierces' Corporate Veil

13/06/13

A family expert at Forbes Solicitors is warning business owners that assets owned by their business may, in certain circumstances, be counted as their personal assets in a divorce case. The case of Prest involved a Nigerian Oil Tycoon and his English Wife. Mr Prest estimated his wealth to be worth…

Solicitor's Expertise Recognised

11/06/13

A Solicitor at Forbes Solicitors has been recognised as a specialist in providing legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. Victoria Motley, Solicitor and Head of the Forbes' Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts Department has been accepted as a member of the national…

Daejan Investments Ltd v Benson

11/06/13

Daejan Investments appealed against a Court of Appeal decision where it was decided that because the landlord had failed to observe the consultation procedure they were unable to recover £270,000 of expenditure since the failure to follow the consultation procedure risked prejudice to the…

Misguided Complaints Not A Reason For Dismissal

07/06/13

An Employment expert at Forbes Solicitors is warning that employers can not dismiss an employee despite them making continuous misguided complaints against the organisation. Over a period of four years an employee issued ten separate internal grievances alleging some form of discrimination and 7…

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May

Jackson - Courts Issue Clear Warnings About Views on Breaching CPR

31/05/13

In recent weeks the cases of Venulum Property Investments Ltd v Space Architecture & Others [2013] EWHC 1242 (TCC), and Fons HF v Corporal Ltd [2013] EWHC 1278 (Ch) have allowed the Courts to issue stark warnings about the stricter approach to relief from sanctions which Judges will take…

Employment Tribunal Fees Set For Summer 2013

29/05/13

An employment expert at Lancashire law firm Forbes Solicitors has welcomed the news that the date for the introduction of fees for issuing tribunal claims has now been announced. The employment tribunal is currently free of charge but as of 29th July 2013 a two tier fee system will be introduced. Type…

Ker v Optima Community Association

29/05/13

Since the rulings in Manchester City Council v Pinnock and Hounslow v Powell, a tenant facing possession proceedings has been able to defend proceedings by claiming that eviction is 'disproportionate' under Article 8 ECHR. In the latest case raising this defence the position for tenants who have entered…

Birmingham City Council v Jones

29/05/13

Birmingham County Court recently awarded outright possession of a property to the Council after police found cannabis growing equipment but no drugs at the property during a raid. This case is believed to be the first case where an outright possession order has been made when only drug paraphernalia…

Child Action Northwest Afternoon Tea

23/05/13

Everything stopped for tea as staff at Forbes' Rutherford House office staged an afternoon tea event with a dress down element and raffle in aid of local children's charity, Child Action Northwest. Staff enjoyed specially iced cupcakes and speciality teas and coffees as part of the charity's…

Forbes Housing Group Expands Client Base

21/05/13

Forbes Solicitors has increased its already significant housing client base after being appointed to the legal panel of Sadeh Lok Housing group. Forbes will now provide legal advice on Housing Management, Property Maintenance and Development as well as advising on anti social behaviour and tenancy…

Ridwaan Awarded Higher Rights Of Audience

16/05/13

Forbes' Insurance Team is now able to offer a seamless service from the outset to conclusion of a case after Ridwaan Omar gained his Higher Rights of Audience Advocacy qualification. Ridwaan is a Partner and member of the firm's Serious/Complex Claims Unit and acts on behalf of Local Authorities and…

The Limitation Act 1980 - A Well-Timed Reminder

16/05/13

Collins v Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills (1) Stena Line Irish Sea Ferries Ltd [2013] EWHC 1117 (QB) As a Defendant, raising a defence that a Claimant's claim is statute barred due to the limitation period having expired often seems like a rather pointless exercise. The feeling…

Bowers Returns To Forbes

13/05/13

The Insurance Team at Forbes Solicitors has expanded with the appointment of Kella Bowers. Kella, an Associate Solicitor, has re-joined the Forbes' Insurance Department and is based at the firm's Blackburn office. She previously trained and qualified with the firm before assisting in setting up the…

Promotions at Forbes

07/05/13

Forbes Solicitors is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Partners and four Associates as part of its continued growth. Jonathan Holden and Leonie Millard from the Employment and Personal Injury departments respectively have both been promoted to Partner. Gregory Poole from Wills,…

Guidance on status of COP for Highways

02/05/13

Appeal Court Provides Guidance on Status of Highway Code of Practice for Well Maintained Highways Devon County Council v TR (2013) Court of Appeal 30th April 2013 The Court of Appeal provided further guidance to highway authorities in finding that the 'Code of Practice (COP) for Well Maintained…

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April

Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (QOCS)

15/04/13

A crucial part of the Jackson reforms is the introduction of qualified one way costs shifting (QOCS). QOCS represents a significant departure from the current regime and is designed to prevent the disproportionate costs of litigation. From 1st April 2013, Claimants will no longer need to take out After…

Not Sugar Coated: Former Apprentice Winner Loses Case against Lord Sugar

12/04/13

Lord Sugar's former Apprentice losing her constructive unfair dismissal case should serve as a stark warning to Claimants of the burden of proof required to be successful in these types of claims warns Forbes Solicitors. Stella English, former Apprentice winner, sued Lord Sugar after resigning from…

Part 36 - Post 1st April 2013

10/04/13

From 1st April 2013, the Part 36 rules will change once again. Part 36 of the CPR governs the rules for making a formal offer to settle a claim. Where a party makes a Part 36 offer, there are certain cost consequences. Under the old rules, a Claimant could make an offer to settle a claim and where the…

Cohabitation - Having Common Sense as well as Romance

10/04/13

The law in England and Wales does not recognise in any meaningful way a living-together relationship outside marriage or civil partnership. Although the number of unmarried couples has apparently doubled since the mid-1990s, and the number of children living with unmarried parents has risen…

HR Forum Continues To Grow With Forbes' Support

08/04/13

Forbes Solicitors has signed up to support a Lancashire based employer's forum for a further two years after the continued growth and success of the events. The Lancashire HR Employer's Forum has seen significant growth since Forbes started to support the forums in 2011 and is now regularly attended…

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March

Recovery of NHS Charges - Tariff and Cap Increases

26/03/13

The Department for Work and Pensions have released details of the annual increase in the NHS tariff and ceiling on charges. The increase will take effect from 1st April 2013. The increases will apply only to injuries sustained on or after this date. Please find attached the following table which can be…

Housing Law Seminar

22/03/13

Over 90 delegates attended Forbes' recent Housing Law Update held at the Village Hotel in Bury. The conference featured keynote speaker the Housing Ombudsman Dr Mike Biles who explained to attendees how the role of the Ombudsman would be changing from April 2013. Other areas covered included a well…

Home Buyers Benefit From Budget

21/03/13

Michelle Thompson, Partner and Head of Conveyancing at Forbes Solicitors has welcomed the announcements made in today's budget for home buyers. Michelle comments, "First time buyers and people looking to move up the property ladder are winners in the 2013 budget as George Osborne announced £3.…

Calderdale's Gritty Success

11/03/13

Forbes have recently successfully defended a claim brought against Calderdale MBC arising as a result of an accident on 5th January 2009. The Claimant's car had skidded on ice causing her to collide with a fence, sustaining both damage to her vehicle and personal injury. The highway in question was a…

Forbes Brave Soles Raise over £2,000 for Blackburn Youth Zone

11/03/13

A team of 10 "Brave Soles" from Forbes Solicitors raised over £2,000 for Blackburn Youth Zone on Wednesday evening by walking over over 15 feet of burning embers. The event which was held at the Youth Zone attracted participants from many organisations across East Lancashire. Turf was laid…

Fred Darts Off to the Isle of Man Thanks to Forbes

11/03/13

Forbes Solicitors has sponsored Fred Carter to compete in the Isle of Man Open Darts Championship. Accrington based Fred Carter is a previous 3 times crowned winner and is due to take part in the 3 day Festival beginning on the 8th March. The Open Darts Championship is a popular Festival which…

Helping with Probate

10/03/13

People are often surprised at how long it can take to finalise someone's financial affairs after death. However, if you consider that it has taken someone a lifetime to accumulate, it is perhaps understandable that it will take time to deal with everything correctly. Probate is the term used to…

Sell With Confidence

08/03/13

Buying and selling a house can be a stressful time. Calling on the experts is essential to avoid time consuming complications and months of headaches. Forbes Solicitors is one of the North West's premier law firms, with offices located in Preston, Blackburn, Chorley, Accrington, Manchester and Leeds,…

Forthcoming Changes to the Civil Procedure Rules

06/03/13

The 60th Update to the Civil Procedure Rules introduces changes in a number of areas. The key changes to be implemented on 1 April 2013 are as follows: · Overriding Objective - the overriding objective of the rules is strengthened to enable to the courts to deal with cases justly and at…

Durham County Council v Dunn - Disclosure In The Real World

04/03/13

The recent case of Durham v Dunn has been lauded, particularly by the claimant's representatives, as a new dawn in disclosure practice. However does it provide the safeguards for Local Authorities and public bodies that those reporting its findings purport? The case relates to the disclosure of social…

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February

Jackson Update: Portal Details Released

28/02/13

Yesterday the Ministry of Justice published its consultation response on the "Extension of the Road Traffic Accident Personal Injury Scheme: proposals on fixed recoverable costs", 4 weeks prior to the anticipated commencement of the Jackson reforms. Justice Minister, Chris Grayling set out the…

Free Retail Seminar - Claims Issues In the Retail Sector

27/02/13

The Met Hotel, Leeds, 15th March 2013 Profesor Malcolm Jayson, Consultant Rheumatologist, and expert in pain conditions, will be the keynote speaker at Forbes' claims update aimed specifically at the Retail Sector. He will focus on pain conditions in injury claims, which is an area of growing concern…

Employment Duo To Be Based In Preston

19/02/13

Due to client demand two members of the Forbes' Employment Team will now be based in Preston. Traditionally the Employment Team serviced clients across Lancashire from Forbes' Head Office in Blackburn but due to an increase in client demand in the Preston area, two of the Team, Emma Newbould and…

Businesses Face Up To Pension Changes

18/02/13

Forbes Solicitors Employment Team gave over 50 delegates a real insight on the procedures which need to be in place for the new Pensions Auto-Enrolment Scheme. Forbes Employment Specialists explained the steps companies should take to ensure their business is prepared for the change, giving tips and…

Vasey v Cooperative Group Ltd

14/02/13

The facts of Vasey v Cooperative Group Ltd were considered by Deputy District Judge Temple at the Newcastle upon Tyne County Court on 7th February 2013. Mr Vasey visited the Somerfield Store in Ryton, Tyne and Wear on 9th September 2009 and unfortunately, slipped on a broccoli leaf in the produce…

Shocking Statistics Prompt Fixed Fee Service

11/02/13

The shocking statistic relating to the number of people who will be left to fund their own family law advice following Government cuts has prompted Forbes Solicitors to launch a fixed fee family service. On average over 9,000 people were entitled to legal aid in Lancashire but following the…

Pensions rights when divorcing or dissolving a civil partnership

10/02/13

I am in my forties and I have decided to divorce my spouse of 20 years. I am concerned as I have a very limited pension provision and my spouse has a substantial pension. Am I entitled to make a claim against my spouse's pension? Your family home is not the only important financial consideration…

New Employment Tribunal Compensation Limits

01/02/13

New Employment Tribunal Compensation Limits The limits on compensation in the Employment Tribunal increase each year and from today the new limits will apply as follows:- The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal rises from £72,300 to £74,200. A maximum week's pay for…

Gritty Defence Brings Victory For Local Authority

01/02/13

Barbara Williams -v- Conwy County Borough Council District Judge Thomas Forbes successfully defended a claim against Conwy County Borough Council in a claim for personal injuries when a member of public slipped on a pedestrianised road in Colwyn Bay, in the week leading up to Christmas in 2010. The…

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January

Forbes sponsors another successful Ribble Valley 10k

31/01/13

Forbes Solicitors again sponsored the Ribble Valley 10k. The event proved as popular as ever with around 1,100 finishers on a wet and windy day in Clitheroe. The men's race proved to be very competitive with several GB internationals and a host of sub 30 minute 10k runners in the race line up.…

Red Rose Awards 2013 - Enter Now Deadline 24th January

18/01/13

Forbes is delighted and very proud to be headline sponsor of the Red Rose Awards for the third time and is reminding businesses to enter. Andrea Stamp, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Forbes said, "Forbes is proud to be the headline sponsor of the Red Rose Awards for the…

Ruling On Wearing Religious Symbols At Work

15/01/13

Forbes Solicitors is warning local employers to be careful when enforcing dress codes following the judgments made on religious expression in the workplace. British Airways, Mrs Eweida's employers, had a policy that prohibited her from wearing a cross around her neck whilst at work. She claimed…

New Year ... New Start?

10/01/13

It is well documented that enquiries regarding a divorce rise sharply in January and some say it is the busiest time of the year for a divorce Solicitor. It is not difficult to see why as Christmas can often bring emotions to the "boil". The festive season puts pressure on couples to spend…

Racing Commentator Put Out To Pasture

10/01/13

A Lancashire Employment expert is highlighting the issue of age discrimination following news that former Channel 4 broadcaster John McCirick is set to sue the channel for £3 million on grounds of age discrimination. McCirick, 72, has been axed from their racing coverage and claims that it was…

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