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Keeping kids first helps minimise fallout from family breakdown

29 Nov 2018

A local family lawyer is campaigning for a change in the law to reduce the fallout from divorce on children, after figures released today revealed the impact of conflict between separating parents. In a new poll, 79% of the population agreed conflict from divorce or separation can affect negatively…

Forbes Announces Promotions

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…

Forbes Solicitors celebrates 31 Legal 500 Recommendations

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…

Forbes appoint Solicitor to grow the Family Law team

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…

Landmark Ruling To Open Floodgates on Divorce Settlements

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…

Forbes' Family Team Expands

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…

Solicitor Warns Of Importance Of Clean Break

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…

Importance of Housing in Family Law Proceedings

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…

New Year Resolution…Collaborate not Litigate?

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…

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