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What Does the Future Look Like for First Time Buyers?

26 Jul 2021

The residential property market can be difficult to access for first time buyers. This is a result of the increase in the amount of deposit required which has tripled over the last 20 years. Additionally, the current rate of buying activity bolstered by the Stamp Duty Holiday has driven house prices…

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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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Forbes Solicitors Announces 35 Promotions

24 Jun 2020

Leading law firm Forbes Solicitors has made 35 promotions as it continues to strengthen its commitment to people development and recognise outstanding client service. There have been seven promotions to Partner across a number of the firm's specialisms and offices throughout Lancashire and…

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Covid-19 Update

18 Mar 2020

At Forbes Solicitors, we are keen to reassure clients that we have robust business continuity measures in place to protect and maintain service levels so we can continue to support our clients. The health and welfare of our colleagues and clients is paramount. We will continue to monitor the most…

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To buy or not to buy - The freehold on a long leasehold house

28 Nov 2019

What is the difference between freehold and leasehold properties? Freehold means you own the land and the property outright with no time limits. Leasehold is where the land the property sits on is owned by the freeholder and the home owner pays an annual charge (ground rent) to the freeholder…

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Forbes Wins Four-Year Contract To Advise Authorities Across The North East

28 Nov 2019

Forbes Solicitors has won a four-year contract to advise one of the largest groups of local authorities in the country after being named as a successful bidder for the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)'s Regional Legal Services Framework. Established in 1976, the NEPO undertakes high-…

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Clients opting for local legal advice

06 Sep 2019

A recent survey published by Legal Services Consumer Panel has recognised that shopping around for legal services isn't always the best way forward. Just over one quarter (28%) of people shop around when choosing a legal service provider. Of those who shop around, almost half (44%) don't…

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Forbes Appoints Jennifer Ross As Associate In Conveyancing Department

21 Jun 2019

Leading legal firm Forbes Solicitors has appointed Jennifer Ross as an Associate in its Conveyancing Department. Jennifer, who is based in the Blackburn office, is a lawyer who has qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2003, having worked in the legal sector since…

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