Archived News from 2014



Physiofusion in great shape following acquisition


Burnley based Physiofusion have bought the Bolton Therapy Centre following advice from Forbes Solicitors. Physiofusion provide comprehensive treatment to help people overcome a range of issues including back and neck problems, sports injuries and musculoskeletal injuries. Former owner of the Bolton…

Richard Durgan Financial Services Limited Expands Following Acquistion


Halifax based Richard Durgan Financial Services Limited has acquired a firm based in Bolton following advice from Forbes Solicitors' Business Law Team. Richard Durgan Financial Services Limited specialises in the provision of financial services and helps people invest their money…

10 Year Ban For Director


A Manchester based director has been disqualified for 10 years after the Court found that it was in the public interest to wind up his company. In February 2012 the Court made a winding up order in relation to Advanced Media Information Limited ('AMI'). The Court found that the trading of…

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Directors' Disqualification for Breach of Duty


A Manchester based cleaning and corporate restructuring company, JLK Partnerships Limited ('the Company'), went into liquidation in 2012 owing £291,535 to creditors. Following an investigation by the Insolvency Service, two of the directors of the Company were disqualified for a total of 10 years…

Touchstone Medical secures funding with assistance from Forbes


The Business Law Team at Forbes Solicitors has recently assisted Touchstone Medical to secure £210,000 to fund its further growth into the medical technology market. Touchstone is a supplier of innovative products and services in women's healthcare. £105,000 investment came from SPARK…

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Demand sees Forbes' Business Law Team expand its Insolvency Services


The Business Law Team at Forbes has expanded the service offered to clients following the appointment of a Solicitor specialising in Insolvency. Lucie Cocker has joined the Business Law Team to provide litigation advice to clients in the field of Insolvency. Lucie trained with the firm and…

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Forbes Advises On Haworth's Acquisition


Accrington-headquartered Haworths Chartered Accountants has acquired a firm in Ingleton with advice from Forbes Solicitors. Haworths have bought Kneill & Co, a frim which has provided tax and accountancy advice to businesses in the Settle and Ingleton area for more than 20 years. Clients of the…

Forbes Solicitors Supporting Boost


Forbes Solicitors is to help the business community within Lancashire by promoting growth and innovation after becoming a Boost & Co member. Boost & Co is a business support network established to help Lancashire based companies access a range of funded programmes and growth opportunities…

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Singing Solicitor Raises Money for Cancer Research


A Solicitor at law firm Forbes is hoping to make an impact on the charts whilst raising money for Cancer Research. Pauline Rigby, a Partner in the Business Law Department, has released her single 'Run Together' on itunes this week and is hoping to raise money for the Charity which is very close to…

Forbes Advises On Apico International MBO


Vesty UK and Vesty Holdings, owners of the Apico brand, have undergone a management buy out with advice from Forbes Solicitors and Haworths Chartered Accountants. The Business Law Team at Forbes' acted for the sellers, Yrjö and Diane Vesterinen, who started the company in 1984. This has developed…

Solicitor Warns Businesses to Stay Lucky on Friday the 13th


Forbes Solicitors are warning that Friday the 13th brings about important changes to consumer law which will affect many local businesses. The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 bring in new requirements for businesses, affecting amongst other…

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Forbes advises PM & M Chartered Accountants on new appointment


Forbes Solicitors was delighted to recently represent PM & M Chartered Accountants in their new appointment of local man Nigel Wright and the acquisition of a number of his clients from Baker Tilly. Pauline Rigby of Forbes Solicitors' Business Law Department who advised on the appointment…

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Three Promoted at Forbes


Forbes Solicitors is pleased to announce the promotion of a new Partner and two Associate Solicitors, all of whom started their careers with Forbes. Pauline Rigby has been promoted to Partner within the Business Law team. She has been with Forbes for over 10 years and acts for clients from start…

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