Personal Injury News
21 September, 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 elite "Leading Lawyers" list for Real Estate and Social Housing.
The Legal 500 United Kingdom is "the leading guide to law firms in the UK" and the global Legal 500 website receives over four million visitors each year.
Its research process involves inviting submissions from law firms across the UK. Clients listed in submissions are then contacted for references and researchers conduct interviews with firms as appropriate.
In the newly-published rankings, Forbes has been recommended in the North West for its work in the following areas: Social Housing, Corporate & Commercial, Crime, Dispute Resolution, Human Resources, Insurance, Private Client: Family, Private Client: Wills, Public Sector: Local Government, Real Estate: Commercial Property and Real Estate: Property Litigation. It has also been recommended for Insurance in the Yorkshire & the Humber region.
Corporate and Commercial
Crime, Fraud and Licensing
Human Resources - Employment
Insurance - Personal Injury - Defendant
Private Client - Family
Private Client - Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate
Real Estate - Commercial Property
Real Estate - Property Litigation
Real Estate - Social Housing
YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
Insurance - Personal Injury- Defendant
Among the comments made by Legal 500 were:
The 'holistic, fastidious and effective' team at Forbes Solicitors is noted for its 'wealth of sector knowledge'. The 'brilliant' Stuart Penswick heads the housing litigation team and the exceptional' Lucy Worrall heads the housing and regeneration team. Daniel Milnes leads on contracts and projects, and Lachlan McLean specialises in housing management and leasehold matters.
Insurance - North West
Forbes Solicitors acts for over 50 local authorities as well as clients including Travelers, ASDA and Syndicate 2525. Paul Geldard and Martin Crabtree are 'technically excellent and provide a first-rate service'. Kella Bowers 'goes above and beyond to explain things well and clearly in layman's terms'. The firm has particular expertise in historic abuse and grooming claims.
At Forbes Solicitors, Jonathan Holden 'always goes the extra mile' and has particular expertise in local government matters.
Siobhan Hardy, Senior Partner at Forbes said: "Legal 500 is the definitive guide to the best legal firms and lawyers in the country and we are delighted to be so well represented in 2016. To have such a glowing endorsement of the work we do is absolutely fantastic and everyone should be rightfully proud of what they have achieved, which ultimately ensures that our clients get the best service possible."
Forbes is one of the leading law firms in the North with 320 staff including 39 partners and nine offices.
Office locations include Blackburn (three), Accrington, Central Lancashire, Preston, Chorley, Leeds and Manchester
I have found all the staff and the solicitors that I have seen have been very kind, thoughtful and very helpful. I cannot praise them enough and I would not go to anyone else at all.
Easy, regular and relevant communications both written and orally.
The entire process from my claim being taken was dealt with in a highly professional and more importantly timely manner.
I have used Forbes when pursuing a claim for a friend, along with every other legal matter I have been involved in, both personally and professionally. I cannot rate Forbes highly enough.
My Solicitor always returned my calls promptly and set my mind at rest about all of my concerns. Thank you!
I was extremely happy with David Mayor. Absolutely excellent in every way. Thank you.
Very satisfied with everything. Very helpful would recommend you to my friends.
Robin Bower and his secretary were very easy to talk to and always friendly.
John was fantastic through the whole process giving clear, sound advice.
I was very pleased with the outcome and would recommend Forbes Solicitors to anyone in the future.
The legal process can be difficult, complicated and very testing. I was involved in a contested claim against 2 Defendants and Leonie helped me through every step of the way through to trial.
I am happy with the way things progressed, the service was professional, quick, and my solicitor Leonie Millard was very approachable and explained things well.
I approached John Myles when I was at rock bottom and felt that I had exhausted every possibility of proving my case.
The service I received far exceeded my expectations.
As a person who is unaware of the law, I never felt at anytime overwhelmed, as your dealings with me were clear and professional. This has been very much appreciated.
"I was very happy with the service provided by Forbes, the Solicitors always kept me informed and they were very prompt and practical."
"Really happy with the service provided, thank you!"
Very happy & delighted with the end result, a big thank you to Leonie
Leonie Millard is a brilliant solicitor who is always ready to help and go the extra mile