Archived News from 2010



The importance of a 'Clean Break'


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 the recent case of a lottery winner who was sued by his ex wife for a share of his winnings. Nigel Page was sued by his…

Domestic Violence - No need to suffer in silence


Many women and men can feel trapped in a relationship and suffer at the hands of the ones they love the most. Research shows however that domestic violence is most commonly experienced by women and perpetrated by men. Anyone can suffer domestic violence regardless of race, ethnicity, class,…

Is there such a thing as Grandparent's rights?


The answer is strictly - No. There is no provision in law referring specifically to Grandparent's rights. However, that is not to say that a Grandparent cannot make an application to the Court in order to make arrangements to see a Grandchild. Of course, it is always preferable to reach an agreement out…

Quarter of a Century of Service for Forbes' Employee


Long serving Forbes Solicitors' employee Barbara Pickup has recently celebrated quarter of a century with the firm. Barbara joined the Family Law Department at the Blackburn office in 1985 before joining the team at Accrington in 1998. She deals with a variety of Family Law matters including…

Familiar Face Returns to Family Department


Solicitor Gill Carr has rejoined the Accrington office of Forbes Solicitors to head up the Family Law Department after spending 3 years at the firm's Chorley office. Gill has been with Forbes Solicitors since 1996 and spent 7 years at the Accrington office before joining the team at Chorley. She…

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Roll up, Roll up for a Pre Nup


Divorce Solicitors at Lancashire Law firm Forbes Solicitors is advising couples to consider entering into a prenuptial agreement following a landmark ruling. Although prenuptial agreements aren't binding in English Law the decision by the Supreme Court in the case of Ms Radmacher and Mr Granatino…

Forbes Solicitors' Chorley office continues to expand following relocation


The Family Law team at the recently relocated Chorley office of Forbes Solicitors has been strengthened following the appointment of Solicitor Amanda Taylor. Amanda specialises in family work and mainly undertakes children, divorce and finance matters along with some injunction and domestic…

Facebook 'Places' you in a dangerous spot


The addition of a new Facebook feature has raised concerns for the safety of families trying to hide from abusive partners warns Forbes Solicitors. The feature named 'Places' allows a user to indicate upon their profile exactly where they are at any given time. Not only this, but friends can check…

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Forbes comes out top in Lancashire


In the leading guide to legal services, the Legal 500, Forbes Solicitors has increased the number of categories it is recommended in to 13, up three from last year, and once again out performed all its local competitors. Forbes is the only Lancashire law firm to appear in six categories - Property…

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Tiger divorces at speed


As disgraced Tiger Woods' divorce from his betrayed wife Elin Nordegren was finalised yesterday, Forbes Solicitors is advising that if both the couple agree on the terms there needn't be a drawn out divorce battle. The couple finalised their divorce yesterday after Tiger's infidelities came to light…

Increase in parental child abduction


Forbes Solicitors is advising separated families to make sure holiday plans are always firmly agreed to avoid any problems. This comes as the Foreign Office has reported a 39% increase in the number of cases where a British child has been abducted by a parent and taken overseas in the past year. Most…

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The Effect of the Recession on Divorce


Money worries and financial difficulties are very often cited as an initiating or significant contributing factor in marriage breakdown. Whilst it has often been reported that divorce rates significantly increase during times of recession, the tightening of the family purse strings can also have an…

Landmark Divorce Ruling on Hidden Money


Forbes Solicitors is warning divorcing parties against using documents obtained without the other party's permission following a groundbreaking case in the Court of Appeal. Up until today, information a husband or wife came across showing the other party was hiding money during Divorce Proceedings…

Advanced Accreditation for Blackburn Solicitor


The skills of a Lancashire solicitor have been recognised by the Law Society of England & Wales. Rubina Vohra, Solicitor and Head of the Family Department at Blackburn law firm Forbes Solicitors, has recently become a member of the Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme. To become a member of…

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New family lawyer at Forbes Solicitors


Forbes Solicitors is pleased to announce further expansion of the Family Law Team at its Chorley office with the appointment of Solicitor Donna Amos. Donna is a member of the family law panel Resolution which supports a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters. She will…

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Cohabitation Agreements


Forbes Solicitors is warning cohabiting couples of the importance to obtain advice regarding entering into a Cohabitation Agreement . Couples can seek to regulate their property and financial arrangements by entering into a properly executed Cohabitation Agreement. It is important that legal…

I take thee and your debt


Forbes Solicitors is warning divorcing couples not to bury their heads in the sand when it comes to debts of the marriage. The current economic climate is a contributory reason for many clients instigating divorce proceedings and the debt that many clients find themselves in, only serves to…

Forbes Solicitors announces promotions


Lancashire law firm Forbes Solicitors is delighted to announce that Naila Aziz, Sarah Hinde, Jonathan Holden and Craig Liversidge have been appointed as Associates of the firm. Naila is part of the Insurance team at Blackburn which advises on civil litigation matters. Jonathan is part of our team…

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Domestic Violence help


The Government is currently considering the Crime and Security Bill which will introduce "go orders". The orders will be issued by police officers requiring a violent family member to leave the home for a fixed period of time in order to allow the victim breathing space and safety in their own…

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Advanced Accreditation for Preston Solicitor


The skills of a Lancashire lawyer have been recognised by the Law Society of England & Wales. Sarah Hinde, family lawyer at Preston law firm Forbes, has recently gained Law Society accredited specialist status and become a member of the Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme. To become a member…

National Acclaim for Preston Solicitor


The skills of a local Preston Solicitor have been recognised by the UK's leading family law group - Resolution. Jane Nightingale, Family Lawyer at Forbes Solicitors, has recently gained Resolution accredited specialist status. Jane comments, "As a Resolution member, I am committed to…

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The Rights of a Common Law Spouse


The myth of the Common Law Spouse still remains. This is worrying considering the increasing number of couples choosing to live together, but never marrying. The biggest misconception is that couples who have lived together for a number of years without getting married (cohabitants - see cohabitation…

Could the divorce battle be changing?


The Divorce Solicitors at Lancashire law firm Forbes Solicitors is warning divorcing couples to take caution in using their partner's mail as evidence in court following the high profile divorce case of celebrity chef Marco Pierre White. The chef is pursuing his estranged wife's lawyers in…

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11 Jan 2019



The most expensive divorce in history

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Solicitor Alex Reid is 'always up to speed with issues on her cases and can recall a significant amount of detail easily'.

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Gill Carr 'combines technical expertise with a powerful punch in court'

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Shirley Wignall adopts a 'shrewd and common-sense approach- she is a force of nature with a reputation for being able to handle the most demanding clients in the most difficult situations'

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Head of team Rubina Vohra is 'excellent and has a team that works hard to support clients extremely well'.

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Forbes Solicitors provides a 'very personable and caring service'. It is a 'well organised team with a core of highly experienced practitioners'.

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