18 May 2017
Forbes Solicitors has announced the appointment of four new Partners and four new Associates as part of its continued growth.
The largest legal practice in the North West outside the major cities has promoted Lucy Harris, Rubina Vohra, Judith Bloor and Patricia Prescott to Partners from Associates…
21 Sep 2016
Forbes Solicitors is celebrating after receiving 31 recommendations for its lawyers and services in the 2016 Legal 500 rankings.
The leading North West legal firm is also delighted to reveal that Lucy Worrall, Partner and Head of Housing and Regeneration, based in Preston, has been included in the…
12 Apr 2016
North West based law firm Forbes Solicitors have appointed Solicitor Adrienne Baker to their Family Law Department.
Adrienne who lives in Burnley, studied at Blackburn University and received a First LLB (Hons), before completing her LPC at BPP Law School.
"I am thrilled to be part of…
14 Oct 2015
A Family Expert is warning divorcing parties not to lie about their financial situation following two landmark rulings.
The Supreme Court today handed down their judgments in the cases of Sharland v Sharland, and Gohil v Gohil. Although the cases involved difference facts, they were brought to the…
20 Aug 2015
Forbes Solicitors' Family team has expanded following the appointment of specialist Family Solicitor Alex Reid.
Alex, who is from Lytham St Anne's, has joined the team based at the firm's Preston office and has over five years' experience in Family Law. She is a member of the…
12 Mar 2015
Family Law experts Forbes Solicitors are advising people to consider a 'clean break' arrangement or obtain an order dealing with financial matters after divorcing following a landmark case.
The Supreme Court ruled that the ex-wife of the Ecotricity founder, Dale Vince, could proceed with a…
05 Jan 2015
In the recent case of P (A Child: Use of S.20 CA 1989), the case is a family law matter but one which overlaps with housing law and the judgment shows that there is a need for a knowledge of housing law within family proceedings.
The case concerned a child P, and his parents F & M. When P was…
19 Dec 2014
Every year the number of divorce enquiries goes down in December, then spikes again in January. It seems that couples tend to have a 'Merry Christmas', then split in the New Year. What's merry about that, I wonder?
January sees twice as many couples begin divorce proceedings as any…
10 Dec 2014
As reported by The Guardian, a couple has nearly lost their entire combined assets after spending nearly £1m in legal costs during their divorce prompting a Judge to call for legal reforms that stop law firms charging excessive fees.
The husband and wife known only as J and J spent a total of…
22 Oct 2014
A Family Solicitor at Forbes is backing comments made by a leading family figure to radically shake up the Divorce process. Sir James Munby, President of The Family Division, has raised doubts as to whether Divorce should remain a matter for the Courts to deal with and suggested that the time has come…
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Dawn Baker | Partner
Family & Divorce Law
Hi I'm Dawn Baker, I'm a partner in the family team at Forbes, by now you will have been able to look at the website so you can see the areas which we cover but why would you come to Forbes.
Well we're friendly and we're approachable, we know what we're talking about and we have been specialists for over 25 years.
I personally am trained as a collaborative lawyer and that means keeping things out of court rather than going to court. We can tailor things to your particular problem and offer you a direct solution.
So if you think we can help you then contact us. Thank you.