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Forbes Solicitors Shortlisted In Prestigious North West Dealmakers Awards

16 Sep 2019

Forbes Solicitors has been shortlisted in the Mid-Size Law Firm of the Year category in the prestigious Insider North West Dealmakers Awards 2019. The leading North West awards are celebrating their 25th Anniversary, with the winners being announced during a black tie dinner at the Manchester…

Corporate

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The Kylie Trademark Battle

11 Sep 2019

In April 2015, reality star Kylie Jenner made an official attempt to register the mark 'Kylie' in the United States for the purposes of advertising and endorsement. This move was to trigger significant opposition from Kylie Minogue, the Australian singer/actress, and subsequently lead to a…

Commercial

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Legal Article

International / EU Trademarks

11 Sep 2019

Did you know we can assist you with Trade Marks outside of the UK? In addition to dealing with UK Trade Mark registrations, we can support you with both EU and International Trade Marks. What is a Trade Mark? A trade mark is a type of intellectual property consisting of a recognisable…

Commercial

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Stuart Lowery Joins Forbes Solicitors As HR Business Partner

09 Sep 2019

Stuart Lowery has joined leading legal firm Forbes Solicitors as a HR Business Partner in the Employment team. Stuart's role will support clients beyond the legal aspects of HR, providing advice and practical support on the implementation of different HR policies, practices and systems. Based…

Employment & HR

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Government Consultation on Shared Ownership

05 Sep 2019

Over the past decade, there has been a rise in the popularity of affordable housing schemes due to the affordability barriers present in many cities across the UK. The barriers have caused numerous aspiring first-time buyers, to approach housing associations who offer shared ownership schemes to help…

Housing & Regeneration

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Legal Article

From DOLS to LPS...

05 Sep 2019

On 16 May 2019, the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2018 received Royal Assent and is expected to come into force in the Spring of 2020. This legislation will create a new and more streamlined model for authorising deprivations of liberty in care and will replace the current Deprivation of Liberty…

Insurance

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Forbes Appoints Helen Marsh As Partner In Commercial Property Team

15 Aug 2019

Forbes Solicitors, one of the North's leading legal firms, has appointed Helen Marsh as a Partner in its Commercial Property team. Helen, who is based at the firm's Central Lancashire office, advises on a full spectrum of commercial property law issues including sales, purchases and leases…

Commercial Property

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Building Control sign-off needs insurers to sign up!

15 Aug 2019

The building control industry have received increased scrutiny as a direct result of the increasing focus on public protection after the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower… the impact is becoming more prevalent as Approved Inspectors' insurance policies are up for renewal… There…

Housing & Regeneration

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Forbes at Trial: Father and Daughter School Tripping Claim Fails

15 Aug 2019

Saleem & Rizwan v Rochdale Borough Council In October 2017, the First Claimant was taking his daughter, the Second Claimant to school. It was alleged that as they walked through the school grounds, they both tripped and fell in the missing part of a dilapidated grate. They brought a claim…

Insurance

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