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Will Aid's Make a Will Month


The Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts Team at Forbes Solicitors is pleased to be taking part in Will Aid's Make a Will Month . During the month of November, we will write a basic Will without charging our usual fee. Instead we will invite you to donate to the Will Aid group of charities.. The…

Client Recognition Leads To Lucky 13 For Forbes


Forbes Solicitors has once again reaffirmed its place as the leading law firm in Lancashire thanks to outstanding feedback and testimonials from clients. The Legal 500 is based solely on client comments and observations regarding the level of service and advice received from their legal…

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Asset protection - who can you Trust?


A Lancashire Solicitor is warning people to be wary of door to door sales calls offering to set up Trusts which will 'guarantee' their home will be safe in the future and not sold to pay for care home fees. The Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts Department at Forbes Solicitors has recently received…

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Essential Tax Planning


Ensuring that our family would be well provided for financially should anything happen to us can be a big concern. With this in mind many of us have pension arrangements which would pay out a tax free lump sum death in service benefit or life insurance policies which would pay out on our death. These…

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Top marks for Forbes' Will Solicitor


A specialist Wills Solicitor at Forbes Solicitors has been recognised as one of the best in the country after gaining top marks in a recent exam. Greg Poole gained the highest mark in the country in the STEP Certificate in Will Preparation. He was part of the first intake for the qualification…

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Inheritance Tax Planning


I have death in service benefits from work and life insurance policies, will my family have to pay Inheritance Tax on these? Ensuring that our family would be well provided for financially should anything happen to us can be a big concern. With this in mind many of us have pension arrangements which…

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Time to Trust?


Contrary to popular understanding, trusts are a simple concept and are not only applicable to the more affluent client but can be suitable for anyone who owns assets. In short, a trust is a private legal arrangement where the ownership of assets is transferred by the legal owner (the Settlor) to…

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Difficult decisions to be made when making a will


Following the BBC Programme 'Can't Take It With You' Forbes Solicitors is urging people to face up to difficult decisions when making a will . The show follows two families who are preparing to make wills but are torn about who should inherit. The wives in the two families are against the principle of…

Expertise STEPs up at Forbes Solicitors


The Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts Team at Forbes Solicitors now has three Solicitors who are recognised as the most experienced and senior individuals in the field of trusts and estates. Cindy Orritt, a Solicitor who has been with the firm for seven years, recently completed her STEP (Society of…

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22 Oct 2018

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts


Take advantage of Wills Week this November and support St Catherine's Hospice

St Catherine's Hospice and Forbes Solicitors are joining together this November to highlight the importance of…

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