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North West law firm helps raise money for local hospice


It's not something we really want to think about, but making a will is something we all have to consider at some point in our lives. In order to encourage people to make a will, North West based Forbes Solicitors participated in Will Week, during which 100% of the will writing fee was donated…

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Promotion for Forbes' Solicitor


North West based law firm Forbes Solicitors, have promoted Solicitor Jennifer Wilkinson to Associate. Alongside Wills and Tax, Jennifer who has been with the firm for over two years also looks after Probate and Trusts. "I am delighted to have been recognised for my hard work and…

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Who needs unoccupied property Insurance?


Many people rely upon property insurance in the event their property is subject to damage such as flood, fire, theft and vandals. However, not everyone revisits their insurance policy when there are changes in their personal circumstances. Even if your absence from the property is temporary i.e.…

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What happens if a person dies intestate?


If a person dies without making a Will (known as dying intestate) then the process of dividing their estate could become more complicated than if they had set their wishes out in a Last Will and Testament. As it is not legally understood how they wanted their estate to be left, it comes down to a…

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Forbes Solicitors support Dementia Awareness week


This week is Dementia Awareness week in association with the Alzheimer's Society. Specialist Solicitors at Forbes are taking part in various events this week to promote awareness, including a Dementia Awareness Open day and a dementia evening at a local care home. Jennifer Wilkinson, a Dementia…

Solicitor Recognised as Expert in Elderly Client Advice


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

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Dementia Awareness Event - Expert Advice from Forbes Solicitors


Members of Forbes Solicitors' Elderly Client Team will be on hand to provide expert advice at a Community Awareness Event being held during Dementia Awareness Week. A range of local companies are attending the event, hosted by Millercare, to help raise awareness of general health and wellbeing…

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Is an Attorney and an Executor the same thing?


There is often uncertainty surrounding the differences between an executor and an attorney. Making sure you understand the difference is important to ensure you put in place the correct measures for you and your family. An executor is someone appointed by your will to sort out your affairs after…

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New Head of Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts at Forbes Solicitors


Forbes Solicitors is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Prescott as Head of the Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts Department. Patricia is a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) whose members are recognised as the most experienced and senior practitioners…

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Estate Planning Newsflash


Intestacy rules change From 1st October 2014 the rules governing the situation where someone dies without making a Will have changed. Spouses and civil partners will now receive a greater share of the estate outright. In cases where there are no children the spouse or civil partner will inherit…

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14 Jan 2019

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts


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Excellent in every way.

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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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There was a quick and clear response to all questions raised.

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The service I received from Victoria Motley was excellent.

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Thanks to Victoria Motley. Very professional and efficient firm.

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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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Approachable, professional and friendly service. A strong combination, thank you.

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May I personally thank you for your professionalism and courtesy throughout our meetings.

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The service provided was first class

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