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New blog post - WP29 on picking up the pieces post Schrems | Earlier this month the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered a landmark ruling invalidating the Safe Harbor programme used to transfer personal data between the USA and European states. The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) representing national data protection authorities, the European Data Protection Supervisor and the European Commission has issued a statement on the ramifications of the ruling

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New blog post - Will It Continue to be FiT for Purpose? | The Feed in Tariff (FiT) scheme has incentivised renewable energy across the country for a number of years. Participation in FiT has been so popular that by mid 2015 the UK has almost met its 2020 target. However, this has also meant that the cost of subsidies has been quite high and the Government is considering whether to bring an end to

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Trainee Solicitors Join Triple Award Winning Scheme | Six Trainee Solicitors have been welcomed to Forbes Solicitors' triple award winning training programme. Rebecca McCann, Bethany Paliga, Stacey Lakeland, Sarah Petrie, Laura Marsh and Amy Chadwick will be embarking on a two-year training contract. Forbes was awarded three medals from the 2015/2016 Lex 100, an online comparative guide to leading law firms, based on the views of past and current Trainee Solicitors.

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New blog post - Nestle’s KitKat Trade Mark application ready to break | Nestle battle on to try and protect its four-fingered KitKat against rival copycat competitors. Nestle’s attempt to register its chocolate bar in 2013 was rejected by The UK Intellectual Property Office and has been opposed by Cadbury on the grounds that the mark was devoid of distinctive character

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Landmark Ruling To Open Floodgates on Divorce Settlements | A Family Expert at Forbes Solicitors is warning divorcing parties not to lie about their financial situation following two landmark rulings. The Supreme Court today handed down their judgments in the cases of Sharland v Sharland, and Gohil v Gohil. Although the cases involved difference facts, they were brought to the Supreme Court as ultimately their husbands lied about how rich they were.

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Forbes' Commercial Property Team have blogged over the last month about commercial leases looking at, amongst other things - repair covenants, security of tenure, break clauses and rent review provisions. The Team offer a fixed fee Lease Report to help take the stress out of commercial lease negotiations - we study leases so you don't have to

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Demand Fuels Appointments at Forbes | The Commercial Team at Forbes has expanded, as a direct result of increased client demand, with the appointment of four Solicitors. Welcome to Tom Wood, Laura Wilson, Jenny Burke and Tom Smith

New blog post - The Commercial Property Team are continuing with their focus on leases and their latest blog looks at break clauses - what tenants need to know.
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