Archived News from 2012



Beware Parental Child Abduction Over Christmas


Forbes Solicitors is advising separated families to make sure Christmas holiday plans are firmly agreed to avoid any problems. This comes as the Foreign Office has reported an 88% increase in the number of cases where a British child has been abducted by a parent and taken overseas in the past decade.…

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Client Recognition Boosts Recommendations


Forbes Solicitors' Legal 500 rankings this year received a boost due to outstanding feedback and testimonials from clients. The firm was again ranked in 13 categories and moved up a tier in both Corporate and Commercial and Social Housing as a direct result from the comments of clients. Forbes…

Inherited Property on Divorce


If you are divorcing and you or your spouse have inherited assets, those inherited assets are definitely a factor which must be considered in any financial settlement. The Court will not ignore the existence of the inheritance, but can decide to give more of the other matrimonial assets to the…

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Specialist Membership For Family Solicitor


A Solicitor at Forbes is now a member of the Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme. Sarah Moore demonstrated that she has and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in selected, specialist areas of family law to gain the accreditation. Sarah is a Solicitor…

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Family Fixed Fee Certainty at Forbes


Forbes Solicitors has launched a service to take the financial uncertainty out of divorce and family breakdown in advance of legal funding cuts which are due to hit families under Government changes. Forbes Fixed Fee Family Service gives those going through a divorce or family breakdown, the…

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New Head Of Family For Forbes Solicitors


Helen Shirbon has been appointed Head of the Family Department at Forbes Solicitors. Helen has been with Forbes since 1998 and has been Head of the Family Department at the firm's Chorley office since 2003. She takes over as Head of Family from David Parkinson who is stepping down from the…

Divorce And Business Assets


I am getting married later in the year but am slightly concerned about what would happen to my business if anything was to go wrong, would my spouse be entitled to half of the business even thought they will have had no involvement at all? It is unlikely that you would be thinking about your…

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Growth for Forbes Family Team


Forbes Solicitors is pleased to announce further expansion of the Family Law Team at its Chorley office with the appointment of Solicitor Imrana Masters. Imrana 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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Gill Joins Children Law Accreditation Scheme


Associate Solicitor at Forbes, Gill Carr has become a member of the Children Law Accreditation Scheme. To become a member of the scheme members have to show, to the satisfaction of the Law Society, that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skill, experience and practice in the area of…

Growth for Forbes' Family Team


Forbes Solicitors' Family team has expanded following the appointment of Solicitor Sarah Trippier. Sarah has joined the team based at the firm's Preston office and has over seven years' experience in Family Law. Sarah commented on her appointment, "I am delighted to be joining…

Children to have stronger rights to see both parents


Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke, has revealed plans to reform the family justice system so that children whose parents have separated can maintain better contact with the parent who they do not live with. It is reported that one in three children live without their father. The plans propose to change…

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