Commercial Property 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.
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Brilliant, supportive, anything I didn't understand was explained, very tolerant
Thank you sincerely for the excellent service you have given us. Since finding Forbes via an internet search it was obvious you are amongst the top few in your specialist SIPPs field.
Brian and Martin Appleton
The 'proactive, commercial and knowledgeable' team at Forbes Solicitors is 'keen to ensure the client understands what's happening, and steers it down the right lines'.
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I have worked with Adam Bromley over the last 18 months on a number of matters. I have found him to be professional, friendly, personable and highly-skilled in the field of commercial property
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The Northcote Group
We have always found Forbes to be approachable and helpful and we look forward to a continuing professional relationship
Child Action Northwest
It's always nice to know that when you have some work to be carried out, it will be done in a professional and friendly way