Our commercial lawyers provide practical, straightforward advice with a focus on the commercial objectives of your organisation.



Together we are Forbes

"We have turned to Forbes for advice and help on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. They make it their business to know our business, inspiring real confidence that we are in the best hands possible. We really value our relationship with Forbes, it just works!"

Business objectives achieved together

We have a reputation for providing practical, straightforward legal advice with a focus on the commercial objectives of your organisation.

Building relationships at the outset is central to the way we work. Our clients are integral to everything we do.  We  see our role not only as your lawyers but an intrinsic part of your organisation that can benefit your overall business proposition/operation. Put simply we work with you not for you.

From our offices across the North our experts cover all areas of legal advice from Corporate, Commercial, Commercial Property, Employment & Debt Recovery to Dispute Resolution & Insolvency.

We have sector expertise too and are particularly proud of our national reputation in the Education, Housing & Insurance Sectors.

Our People

With over 230 specialists in most areas of the law our friendly and approachable people are passionate about getting the best results for their clients. Working together and listening, they provide practical and straightforward advice.

Many of our advisors are recommended in the UK's leading Legal Directories Legal 500 & Chambers & Partners.

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