John Lambe

Partner, Contesting a Will

John Lambe

My awards and achievements

John is the senior member of the firm's contentious probate team. He initially trained as a teacher and taught law to students at A-level and degree before he qualified as a solicitor in 2000. John spent almost 15 years thereafter with a national law firm handling a wide range of complex and high value disputes on behalf of both businesses and private individuals.

Several years ago, John decided to specialise in managing the resolution of disputes concerning a Will, trust or estate. John is an experienced probate litigation solicitor and has a proven track record of successfully resolving disputes.

John specialises exclusively in handling probate disputes. He is easy to speak to and is focussed upon project managing your case from start to finish to save you the time and the hassle of doing so. John will support you throughout the process. He is committed to providing a quality of service by:

- Being accessible and responsive to your communications. - Always pushing your case and keeping you updated. - Moving as quickly as possible and sticking to agreed deadlines. - Offering a range of range of price and payment options and regularly agreeing to work on a no win, no fee basis.

John Lambe loves to roll up his sleeves and start fighting against even the most entrenched opponents. He scopes a case and leaves no stone unturned from the earliest possible opportunity. He is always great at providing clients with a clear overview and direction in what is often complex and uncertain litigation. Clients know he is fighting their corner.

Legal 500

John Lambe was working on my property litigation case for just over three years. Mr Lambe was absolutely brilliant, he was extremely knowledgeable and very thorough. Mr Lambe was always patient and constantly reassuring, during those difficult three years. I would highly recommend Mr Lambe, he is an amazing solicitor.


I found Lucy and John to both be knowledgeable and friendly. They provided clear advice in simple language and guided decisions instead of dictating outcomes. Everyone at the firm has dealt with the case with great sensitivity and I would highly recommend them.


John Lambe is an excellent lawyer in his field with a commitment to his clients. He has a valuable blend of technical excellence and an approachable style which means he can get results whilst remaining empathetic to his clients.

Legal 500

Contacted John lamb after having a caveat lodged against probate right from the start he was clear in his explanations professional in his actions and bluntly honest and accurate in his opinions came reccomend him and his team enough.

John Knight

John Lambe has an excellent grasp of property based issues in probate and trust context. Procedurally and tactically very clever, he is always able to distinguish the wood from the trees in what often prove factually heavy and legally challenging cases.

Legal 500

John Lamb and colleagues at Forbes Solicitors, are highly experienced, and I intend on using them again, in the not to distant future. I highly recommend Forbes Solicitors to all those who are interested in a highly professional legal service.

Mr Yousuf

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