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Manufacturing & Engineering

November

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The impact of Covid-19 on landlord and tenant arrangements in commercial leases

09/11/20

Introduction The economic implications of Covid-19 have presented an array of financial difficulties for both landlord and tenants in commercial leases. With tenants struggling to fulfil their rent obligations under their lease, there are important considerations that both parties should have in…

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Forbes Solicitors launches inaugural Reinvention and Resilience Top 50

03/11/20

Forbes Solicitors has launched its inaugural Reinvention and Resilience Top 50 - an insightful report featuring North West businesses that have innovated and diversified during the Coronavirus pandemic. The regional law firm compiled the research - including nominations from small-to-medium-sized…

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October

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Covid-19 - Temperature Screening Employees

29/10/20

As larger proportions of the national workforce have incrementally been returning to the workplace, the issues faced by those industries which have continued to operate during lockdown are coming under greater scrutiny. The most significant of these factors is ensuring that the workplace is COVID-secure…

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The continued rise of technology in Manufacturing & Engineering

29/10/20

The pandemic has meant that working practices have already changed and are certain to continue doing so. For example, there may be more frequent overnight installations of new equipment, as this reduces the number of people congregating. For the same reason, modular construction and pre-assembly is…

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FCA Test Case Update: Effects on the Manufacturer

29/10/20

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the manufacturing industry with significant operational challenges, as some manufacturers and suppliers have had to close down or scale back operations in response to falling demand and as a result of Government restrictions. The manufacturing sector will most likely…

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Massive fine for employer in workplace fatal accident

29/10/20

Leadec Limited, a specialist industrial services company has been fined £2 million and ordered to pay £30,000 costs following a fatal injury to Joseph MacDonald, one of its employees. The company pleaded guilty to breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Mr…

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The continued rise of technology in Manufacturing & Engineering

09/10/20

The pandemic has meant that working practices have already changed and are certain to continue doing so. For example, there may be more frequent overnight installations of new equipment, as this reduces the number of people congregating. For the same reason, modular construction and pre-assembly is…

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July

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WEC Group's Innovation During COVID-19

07/07/20

One of our clients Lancashire-headquartered Engineering & Fabrication company WEC Group have recently heeded the national call to arms from the government for manufacturers to assist the country's response to the current COVID-19 outbreak. They actively engaged with various stakeholders to…

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May

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Considerations for reopening the workplace following the easing of lockdown

11/05/20

How do you keep your workforce safe from a virus which has spread the globe on pandemic scales, leaving death and destruction in its wake? It is fair to say that last night's announcement has left those Britons desperately seeking respite from lockdown considerably underwhelmed but, now there…

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March

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Covid-19 Update

18/03/20

At Forbes Solicitors, we are keen to reassure clients that we have robust business continuity measures in place to protect and maintain service levels so we can continue to support our clients. The health and welfare of our colleagues and clients is paramount. We will continue to monitor the most…

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