Position: Associate, Dispute Resolution
Office: Central Lancashire
Phone: 0333 207 1143
Claire qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and has been resolving commercial disputes at Forbes since 2003. Claire has successfully resolved many different types of commercial dispute whether by litigating at Court or negotiating settlements and mediating.
Claire has a wealth of experience in resolving a wide range of disputes from property and land related problems to sale of goods issues, but she has a particular expertise in helping clients in business when things go wrong. She advises in shareholder's disputes and partnership dissolutions acting for either the business or the departing party. Claire has expertise in the full range of options available from writing the first letter setting out her client's position to specialist Court proceedings such as injunctions, unfair prejudice proceedings or the enforcement of an employee's restrictive covenants.
Claire also has particular expertise in professional negligence claims - principally against solicitors. Claire has successfully obtained compensation for a number of clients who have suffered considerable losses as a result of their former solicitors' errors in dealing with land. Claire's clients praise her for her commercial, straightforward and robust advice and representation. These clients include large companies, SMEs, individuals, local authorities and housing associations.
25 Jul 2018
Forbes Solicitors is 'always quick to respond' and delivers 'practical advice' in a way that 'is easy to understand'
2017 edition Legal 500
The service I received from Robin Stephens was both good value and efficient
I have engaged Forbes on a number of occasions, I have always thought the staff involved were very professional yet practical in their approach.
Bensons Vending Limited
Always give us helpful, solid advice - thoroughly reliable and easy to deal with.
Dear Robin Thank you so much for coming to our rescue again!!
Just a note of thanks for the work you did reference the Framework challenge. The new tender winners have been announced and we are on 6 of the 7 framework lots which is a great result
We would like very much to offer our thanks and appreciation to Michael Rutter for his negotiations on our behalf.
Derek & Mildred Walmsley
Thank you for what you have done for us, it has been a pleasure working with you - and your advice is always clear, practical and makes lots of sense.
The letter of summary has helped me to compile my defence. Without it, I would have floundered. I am very pleased with the professional service that I have received from Mohassan and Manisha.
I have to say that I've never had a better legal service from anyone and am very grateful for your actions in bringing this to a satisfactory conclusion.
Head of Finance at a Local Authority
Robin and his team have achieved what other legal advisers couldn't! Outstanding debt chased and paid within three weeks! We have used Forbes for years
Legal 500: Robin Stephens is recommended at Forbes
The service was excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend Forbes to friends, knowing they will be well looked after
H & L Property Limited