Well, I did it. Had the front fairing off in around 50 minutes. Thanks to whoever posted the youtube link it helped a great deal, even without dialogue. Thanks too to Virg for pointing me in the right direction regarding glue.
Having removed the front fairing I discovered the broken left hand top tab that contains the captive nut. I used Poly-Weld to weld the broken tab back in place and then made a splint to reinforce it. There were also broken lugs along the edge of the fairing. I repaired these too by adding bits to them.
Reassembled everything. Job done in just under four hours.