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Accrington Solicitor Acts in Legal First

22 Mar 2017

Leonie Millard, Clinical Negligence Solicitor at Forbes Solicitors, represented the first reported recipient of an increase in damages following a change to the discount rate applied to personal injury settlements. In the case of LMS v East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, the Claimant, represented…

Forbes Wins Two in Damar Apprenticeship Awards

16 Mar 2017

Forbes Solicitors has been awarded 'Employer of the Year' whilst Frankie Haggerty was awarded 'Intermediate Apprentice of the Year' in the Annual Apprenticeship Awards 2017. The Damar Annual Apprenticeship Awards celebrate the achievements of Damar's apprentices, employers and…

Forbes Supports National Apprenticeship Week

28 Feb 2017

The HR & Training Team at Forbes are reinforcing their commitment to apprenticeships by supporting National Apprenticeship Week which takes place from 6th - 10th March. Forbes Solicitors has been delivering the Business Administration Level II Apprenticeship in house for the last 16 years and…

Forbes Solicitors Appoints Jennifer Bell

28 Feb 2017

Corporate Lawyer Jennifer Bell has joined Forbes Solicitors as the firm continues to grow its Commercial Team. Jennifer joins the Corporate & Restructuring Team, based at the firm's Central Lancashire office, as an Associate and has experience in all aspects of corporate and…

Blackburn Law Association Raises £1,400 With The Help of Forbes

22 Feb 2017

Blackburn Incorporated Law Association (BiLA) recently raised over £1,400 for Blackburn Youth Zone with the help of Forbes Solicitors. BiLA hosted its annual dinner at Ewood Park and brought together over 170 legal professionals from the area to celebrate and reflect on the past year.…

Fourteen Year Old Girl Wins Claim after Falling from Ex- Race Horse

15 Feb 2017

Harris v Miller 2016 EWHC 2438 (QB) The Claimant, then just 14 years of age, fell from a horse which she was riding, and sustained paraplegic life changing injuries. The horse belonged to the Defendant who had recently bought the animal having chosen to take up horse riding as a hobby. An…

Solicitor Recognised as Expert in Elderly Client Advice

15 Feb 2017

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

High Heels and Work Petition: The Legal Position

25 Jan 2017

Recently women have spoken out about their employers putting pressure on them to wear high heels, more make up or revealing outfits to "fulfil" their roles at work. The Equality Act 2010 ("the EA 2010") prohibits discrimination, harassment and victimisation in employment, however…

Supreme Court rules Parliament must vote on Brexit

24 Jan 2017

The Supreme Court by a majority of 8 to 3 has ruled that an Act of Parliament is required to authorise ministers to give Notice of the decision of the UK to withdraw from the European Union. Following the ruling the Attorney General has confirmed that the government will comply with the judgment of the…

Forbes Advises on Graphic Arts UK Ltd MBO

19 Jan 2017

Forbes Solicitors has advised on the management buyout of Lancashire-based Graphic Arts UK Limited which trades under the names of Concept4 and Printoff. Alex Buck, Jane Cleaver and Jason Tomlinson have bought Graphic Arts, which is based on Lomeshaye Industrial Estate in Nelson, from its outgoing…

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