Forbes Solicitors celebrates 31 Legal 500 Recommendations

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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.

Eighteen Forbes solicitors are also included in the list of recommended lawyers, with Daniel Milnes, Robin Stephens and Tom Smith appearing in two categories.

They are:

NORTH WEST

Corporate and Commercial

Daniel Milnes
Pauline Rigby

Crime, Fraud and Licensing

Daniel King

Dispute Resolution - Commercial Litigation

Robin Stephens

Tom Smith

Human Resources - Employment

Jonathan Holden

Insurance - Personal Injury - Defendant

Kella Bowers

Martin Crabtree

Paul Geldard

Private Client - Family

Helen Shirbon

Private Client - Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate

Patricia Prescott

Real Estate - Commercial Property

Adam Bromley

Stuart Shorthouse

Tim Hollingsworth

Real Estate - Property Litigation

Robin Stephens

Tom Smith

Real Estate - Social Housing

Daniel Milnes

Lachlan McLean

Lucy Worrall

Stuart Penswick

YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER

Insurance - Personal Injury- Defendant

Siobhan Hardy

Among the comments made by Legal 500 were:

Social Housing

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.

Employment

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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