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Client Recognition Boosts Recommendations


Forbes Solicitors' Legal 500 rankings this year received a boost due to outstanding feedback and testimonials from clients. The firm was again ranked in 13 categories and moved up a tier in both Corporate and Commercial and Social Housing as a direct result from the comments of clients. Forbes…

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 writing a will. The hospice's second annual Wills Week runs from November 12 to 18, when Forbes Solicitors will waive their usual will-writing fee, and instead ask people to make a donation to…

Worried about Paying for Care?


Many people are worried about needing care in the future and how the cost of that care might be met. Whilst it can be a frightening and daunting prospect, forward planning will put you in a better position and allow you to make informed decisions. There is a fear that if you need care all your assets,…

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Jane Joins Solicitors For The Elderly


A Solicitor at Forbes Solicitors has been recognised as a specialist in providing legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. Jane Flaherty, a Solicitor in the Forbes' Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts Department has been accepted as a member of the national association '…

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Guild Week Special Offer From Forbes Solicitors


Guild sponsor Forbes Solicitors is offering a discount to the people of Preston as they enjoy the historic celebration in the City. Those with a PR1-PR5 postcode who make a Will with Forbes Solicitors between 3rd and 7th September will receive £50 off. Ian Howard, Head of the Wills, Probate,…

Claim Back Care Home Fees Warning


Local law firm Forbes Solicitors has issued a warning for people to claim back care home fees if they think they or a family member have been incorrectly assessed. Nearly 100,000 people in the UK who qualify for NHS continuing care but have been incorrectly assessed or had the funding unlawfully…

Expertise STEPs Up For Forbes' Wills Team


The Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts Team at Forbes Solicitors now has four Solicitors who are recognised as the most experienced and senior individuals in the field of trusts and estates. Ian Howard recently completed his STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Diploma. Ian completed the…

Planning For Later Life - Spare A Thought For Welfare


When planning for later life we should spare a thought for welfare. A recently published report suggests a third of acutely ill patients in hospital are not getting the best care and may be subjected to resuscitation attempts that prevent them dying with dignity. With that in mind the steps below set…

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Greg Is Best In Country


A specialist Will Solicitor at Forbes Solicitors has been recognised at an award ceremony as one of the best in the country after gaining top marks in a recent exam. Gregory Poole, who is part of the Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts Department, was awarded Will Preparation Certificate Student of the…

Should We Plan For Our Future Care Needs?


There is no way of knowing whether we will need care when we are older but if we do, particularly residential care, there are cost implications that can affect the whole family. Most people fear that if care becomes necessary, their assets, including the family home, will be depleted. This can…

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DIY Probate


The death of a relative or close friend can be one of life's most upsetting and stressful events. Whilst it is possible for the Personal Representatives (referred to as Executors where there is a Will and Administrators where there is no Will) to apply for probate and administer an estate without…

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14 Jan 2019

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts


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2018 - 19 Edition Legal 500

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Thank you to Patricia Prescott and her staff who dealt patiently and efficiently with my many queries.

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All staff were helpful and approachable. Victoria Motley made what is a daunting experience bearable.

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The staff were very friendly and approachable.

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The service I received from Victoria Motley was excellent.

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Everything was explained fully to us in terms we understood. Thank you Jennifer for making things so easy for us.

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