Graduate recruitment

Forbes offers the best of both worlds. If you are looking for a "city" practice without the everyday hassles of travelling to and working in the "big city", then Forbes could be for you. One of the largest practices in the North, we have 37 partners, 8 offices, 320 staff and a reputation for being progressive and forward-looking.

The firm has a broad based practice dealing with both commercial and private client work and can, therefore, provide a varied and exciting training contract. We are, however, especially noted for excellence in our business law; civil litigation; insurance; crime; family and employment departments. We have a number of Higher Court advocates and the firm holds many Legal Service Commission Franchises.

Forbes was awarded six medals from Lex 100 2016/2017, an online comparative guide to the leading law firms, based on the views of past and current Trainee Solicitors.

Lex Medals were awarded for the following categories:

  • Client contact
  • Confidence in being kept on
  • Quality of work
  • Stress levels
  • Social life
  • Diversity

Lex 100 winner 2016/17 - Client contact Lex 100 winner 2016/17 - Confident of being kept on Lex 100 winner 2016/17 - Quality of work Lex 100 winner 2016/17 - Stress levels Lex 100 winner 2016/17 - Social life Lex 100 winner 2016/17 - Diversity

The application processes for 2019 Training Contracts are now closed. The processes will reopen after the New Year when you will be able to apply online for the 2018 Summer Vacation Placement Scheme and 2020 Training Contracts.