Dispute Resolution 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
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Forbes Solicitors is 'always quick to respond' and delivers 'practical advice' in a way that 'is easy to understand'
2017 edition Legal 500
The service I received from Robin Stephens was both good value and efficient
I have engaged Forbes on a number of occasions, I have always thought the staff involved were very professional yet practical in their approach.
Bensons Vending Limited
Always give us helpful, solid advice - thoroughly reliable and easy to deal with.
Dear Robin Thank you so much for coming to our rescue again!!
Just a note of thanks for the work you did reference the Framework challenge. The new tender winners have been announced and we are on 6 of the 7 framework lots which is a great result
We would like very much to offer our thanks and appreciation to Michael Rutter for his negotiations on our behalf.
Derek & Mildred Walmsley
Thank you for what you have done for us, it has been a pleasure working with you - and your advice is always clear, practical and makes lots of sense.
The letter of summary has helped me to compile my defence. Without it, I would have floundered. I am very pleased with the professional service that I have received from Mohassan and Manisha.
I have to say that I've never had a better legal service from anyone and am very grateful for your actions in bringing this to a satisfactory conclusion.
Head of Finance at a Local Authority
Robin and his team have achieved what other legal advisers couldn't! Outstanding debt chased and paid within three weeks! We have used Forbes for years
Legal 500: Robin Stephens is recommended at Forbes
The service was excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend Forbes to friends, knowing they will be well looked after
H & L Property Limited