The Insurance Department is one of the largest departments within Forbes. Operating exclusively out of offices in Leeds, Manchester and Blackburn, we strive to offer clients a tailored service to meet all their legal requirements.

We see our role not simply as defendant lawyers but part of a team approach that can benefit our clients overall business proposition/operation. Forbes Insurance department offers clients a specialist and tailored service to meet all their civil litigation requirements including:

Forbes has over 40 years' experience in handling insurance claims. We currently represent in excess of 40 local authority clients, 90 Registered Providers nationally, a number of national supermarket chains and the UKs largest fashion retailer. In addition we act for emergency services, LEAs, schools, universities and colleges. We also have long-standing relationships with major Insurers.

Shortlisted - Modern Law Awards 2015 - Team of the Year

Claims Innovations Awards 2015 - Winner

Shortlisted - Personal Injury Awards 2015 - Defendant Personal Injury Team of the Year

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23 Aug 2018



Important Decision for Defendants on Fixed Costs

The Court of Appeal determined that a claimant was not entitled to standard or indemnity costs where a…

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