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Forbes Associate Ben Wilson Nominated For Sub36 Young Professional Award

17 Sep 2019

Associate Solicitor, Ben Wilson, from Forbes Solicitors has been shortlisted for the Young Professional Award in the 2019 Lancashire Business View Sub36 awards. Ben, who specialises in disputes arising from contesting Wills, Trusts, Probate and Inheritance Matters, acts for clients on a national…

Contesting a Will

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Clients opting for local legal advice

06 Sep 2019

A recent survey published by Legal Services Consumer Panel has recognised that shopping around for legal services isn't always the best way forward. Just over one quarter (28%) of people shop around when choosing a legal service provider. Of those who shop around, almost half (44%) don't…

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Cauda Equina Syndrome - The spinal injury costing the NHS millions

03 Sep 2019

According to a leading consultant, failure to diagnose and treat Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is costing the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds each year. CES is a severe narrowing of the spinal canal usually caused by a prolapsed invertebral disc when the nerves become severely compressed. This can…

Clinical Negligence

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Future funding of social care

21 Aug 2019

The Alzheimer's society have recently published analysis which states that people living with dementia have spent almost £15bn of their own money on social care since the Government reforms were first proposed in March 2017. The Government committed to publish a Green Paper on social care in…

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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70th Birthday of Legal Aid

02 Aug 2019

The Legal Aid and Advice Act received Royal assent on the 30th July 1949. Ultimately, the aim was to introduce a consistent approach in England and Wales to help and support those who could not afford legal advice or representation and provide them with access to justice. Legal aid was and still is…

Family/Divorce

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Inheritance Tax gifts shake-up

10 Jul 2019

An independent review by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has concluded that the "seven year rule", a bedrock of UK inheritance tax (IHT) planning whereby assets given away during an individual's lifetime are exempt from IHT if the individual survives for at least seven years, should…

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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No fault divorce - It's the future?

01 Jul 2019

There have been calls for Divorce law reform for a number of years and it now seems that a positive decision to that is imminent. MP's are debating The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill which, if passed, will overhaul the current system of fault-based divorce. The idea behind the Bill is…

Family/Divorce

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Forbes Appoints Jennifer Ross As Associate In Conveyancing Department

21 Jun 2019

Leading legal firm Forbes Solicitors has appointed Jennifer Ross as an Associate in its Conveyancing Department. Jennifer, who is based in the Blackburn office, is a lawyer who has qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2003, having worked in the legal sector since…

Residential Conveyancing

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