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Forbes Raises £2,961 For Hospices During Wills Weeks


Solicitors from Forbes have helped raise £2,961 for two Lancashire hospices by donating their services for free during Wills weeks. During the fundraising events at St Catherine's Hospice, Lostock Hall, and East Lancashire Hospice, Blackburn, the Forbes Wills Team waived their normal fee…

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Forbes Solicitors Wins Preston's College Legal Services Contract


Forbes Solicitors has beaten off national and local competition to win a two-year contract to supply all legal services to Preston's College. The firm's successful tender for the Legal Services Contract covers Employment and HR, Commercial, Corporate Finance, Investments and Taxation,…

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Keeping kids first helps minimise fallout from family breakdown


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…

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Forbes' Commercial Property Team Advises New Artisan Coffee Shop


A new third wave coffee shop has opened in the centre of Ormskirk, thanks to help and advice the owner received from the Commercial Property team at Forbes Solicitors. Bayferns Coffee House Ltd is welcoming customers to its premises in Burscough Street, offering a mixture of single origin coffee…

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Forbes Expands Clinical Negligence Team Into Yorkshire


Leading legal firm Forbes Solicitors is expanding its specialist clinical negligence services into Yorkshire with the arrival of Partner Leonie Millard at the practice's Leeds office. Leonie moves from Lancashire, where she has been part of the well-established North West team, dealing with…

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Forbes Solicitors Celebrates Legal 500 and Chambers Successes


Forbes Solicitors is celebrating after receiving 67 nominations, ranking as a Legal 500 Top Tier Firm and a Chambers and Partners Leading Firm. Forbes is delighted to reveal that in The Legal 500 guide Partners Lucy Worrall, Chris Booth and Kella Bowers have been included in the elite "Leading…

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Forbes Expands Employment Team With Five New Appointments


Forbes Solicitors has expanded its Employment Team with the appointment of three solicitors and two paralegals. Abigail Mottram, Trishna Modessa, Yara Cherbetji, Charlotte Black and Jason Landa, add expertise in a number of areas and have begun working with a wide range of clients in both the…

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Forbes Enhances Dispute Resolution Department with Stephen McArdle Appointment


Forbes Solicitors, one of the North West's leading legal firms, has added to its successful Dispute Resolution Department with the appointment of Associate Stephen McArdle. Stephen, who is based in the firm's Central Lancashire office, is an experienced Associate having qualified as a…

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Five Newly-Qualified Solicitors For Forbes


Five members of staff at leading North West legal firm Forbes Solicitors are celebrating after qualifying as Solicitors. Claire Smith, Joe McCreadie, Trishna Modessa, Yara Cherbetji and Abigail Mottram are now beginning the next stage of their careers with the firm. Claire, based in the…

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Forbes Celebrates Lex 100 Success By Doubling Trainee Solicitor Intake


Leading North West legal firm Forbes Solicitors has celebrated success in four categories of The Lex 100's annual trainee survey by doubling its intake of new trainee solicitors. The Lex 100 is the most comprehensive assessment of law firm training contracts in the UK and this year gathered…

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Forbes Uses Pedal Power to Raise More Than £3,600 For St Catherine's Hospice


Cycling enthusiasts from Forbes Solicitors have raised more than £3,600 for charity after creating their own version of the Tour de France. The Tour de Forbes involved a team of around 30 volunteers making the 100-mile journey from the firm's Leeds office to its base in Accrington…

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Forbes' Ladies Night Raises Vital Funds for CARES Cancer Charity


A night of pampering and beauty treatments organised by Forbes Solicitors has raised £428 for Lancashire cancer charity CARES. The event, at the firm's Oak House office in Walton Summit, included demonstrations as well as canapés and prosecco for the 40 women who attended. The…

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Tour de Forbes Uses Pedal Power to Raise Money for St Catherine's Hospice


Cycling enthusiasts from Forbes Solicitors have created their own version of the Tour de France to raise money for charity. The Tour de Forbes will involve a team of around 35 volunteers making the 100-mile journey from the firm's Leeds office to its base in Accrington on Friday July 27…

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Forbes Underlines Commitment To Equality With Four Promotions


Forbes Solicitors has announced the appointment of two new Partners and two new Associates as part of its continued growth. The largest legal practice in the North West outside the major cities has promoted Shirley Wignall and Gill Carr to Partners from Associates. It has also confirmed that…

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Forbes Appoints Oliver Burton as Chief Executive Officer


Forbes Solicitors, the North's leading law firm, has announced the appointment of Oliver Burton as its new Chief Executive Officer. Oliver joins from Warrington-based FDR Law, where he had been CEO since June 2013. Prior to that he was Corporate Banking Director at RBS Corporate in Lancashire…

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