We operate on a national basis with 11 offices across the North of England

Forbes Solicitors Manchester

Our highly-accomplished solicitors offer a full spectrum of legal services for individuals and commercial clients. Our Manchester solicitors work across Criminal Law, Insurance, Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts, Business Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Employment and HR, and Commercial and Commercial Property Law. With approachability at the heart of everything we do, our lawyers in Manchester are here to assist you with straightforward advice and expert guidance for all your solicitor needs.

For more information about the specialist services our Manchester solicitors provide, please read below. You can also get directions to our Manchester office below or call us directly on 0161 9180000.

Finding our Manchester office

Finding our Manchester office

Forbes Solicitors
1 Balloon St
M4 4BE

T: 0161 918 0000

Opening times Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00.

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How Our Solicitors in Manchester Can Help

Criminal Law

Our criminal defence lawyers in Manchester are some of the most experienced in the UK. We undertake extensive work in this specialist area, utilising our vast expertise to provide specialist legal advice to clients that have been accused of criminal offences.

Contentious Trusts and Probate

Our specialist probate Manchester solicitors are adept in dealing with what can often be complex and contentious disputes. Our in-depth knowledge of the grounds needed to challenge Wills, Probate, or Trusts can offer peace of mind that you will receive the best advice and expert assistance at every stage of the process.


The insurance department is one of the largest departments within Forbes Solicitors. Our experienced solicitors in Manchester are here to support you in all your legal needs within the sector. With over 40 years of experience, our dedicated insurance solicitors represent over 50 local authority and housing authorities nationwide. We strive to offer our clients a tailored service to handle all their legal requirements.

Business Dispute Resolution

The dispute resolution team of solicitors in Manchester provides guidance and expert advice on all aspects of commercial disputes concerning businesses such as companies, SMEs, sole traders, trusts and partnerships and charities. Our experienced business dispute resolution team will consider your overall business objectives, the legal and procedural options open to you, your desired outcome and the merits of the case.

Employment and HR

Our Legal 500-recognised team of specialist Employment and HR lawyers in Manchester offer expert advice and up-to-date industry knowledge to help you quickly resolve any Employment and HR issues your business may face. Our friendly and approachable team provide strategic and practical advice to help you achieve the best and most cost-effective outcomes.

Commercial and Commercial Property Solicitors

Our specialist Commercial Manchester lawyers utilise their professional legal expertise to provide suitable and pragmatic solutions to help clients with all their business and commercial needs. Our experienced team assists clients in a broad spectrum of legal issues, including but not limited to contracts, intellectual property, information technology and construction. Our Commercial Property solicitors in Manchester offer legal expertise and cost-effective service for various commercial property solicitor needs.

Who Our Solicitors in Manchester Help

Who Our Solicitors in Manchester Help

Ranked in the top tier of both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners guides, our Manchester solicitors are experienced and excel in dealing with complex and often confusing legal issues and situations. When you work with one of our expert criminal lawyers in Manchester, you can be assured that we will be with you throughout the process, from initial arrest or police questioning to court proceedings, if required. Our criminal lawyers in Manchester offer comprehensive legal services and advice from alleged crimes and motoring offences to more complex cases of manslaughter and murder allegations. With 24/7 emergency assistance, you can rest assured that our expert crime team are always there to help.

Our Manchester solicitors are also highly skilled in servicing those needing help regarding the complex disputes that can arise over Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts. Our compassionate team help clients navigate these often stressful and emotionally charged issues with care and guidance.

If you are looking for strategic and practical advice for your business, our Manchester team can assist you with all your Employment and HR legal requirements. From SMEs to PLCs and national bodies, our expert team work hard to become an integral part of the companies they work for. Our experienced commercial disputes Manchester solicitors work with clients to resolve contractual issues, disputed debts, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, professional negligence and more.

Why Choose Our Solicitors in Manchester

Why Choose Our Solicitors in Manchester

Forbes is an award-winning and well-established nationwide law firm. Our experienced solicitors in Manchester treat all our clients with compassion and respect while providing straightforward expert advice in a friendly and approachable manner. For more information on how our solicitors can help you, call us for a consultation on freephone 0161 918 0000 or contact us by email.

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