Client Testimonials for Forbes Solicitors


Corporate Head Pauline Rigby is 'highly professional and very focused; she has excellent awareness and a helpful, friendly and understanding approach'. Key Associates include John Pickervance, who delivers 'business-sound and practical advice' and is noted for commercial matters; Nick Pickup, who is active on corporate transactions.

2018-19 edition Legal 500

Forbes Solicitors delivers 'fast response times' and demonstrates 'impressive industry knowledge'.

2018-19 edition Legal 500

The 'knowledgeable, speedy and commercial' team at Forbes Solicitors is particularly noted for its strength in advising on corporate and commercial transactions across Lancashire. Pauline Rigby 'gets the job done' and heads the 'technically able' corporate and restructuring team. Daniel Milnes is recommended for commercial matters. Key figures at associate level include John Pickervance, who 'provides information in plain English', and Nick Pickup.

2017 edition Legal 500

We have been working with Forbes solicitors for about three months now. We have worked on several different tasks together within all our businesses and they have done a great job with each one. Both John and Jenny have been very patient with us, and have always made the effort to come out and see us personally if we encountered any problems or had any questions. Most of all they are very thorough and precise with each contract and have made it very easy for us to feel very confident going into new territories, whether it being a different country or a different manufacturer.


Forbes was instrumental in ensuring Electric Coffee Co is able to meet its growth ambitions. As we embark on our second site at St Johns Wood Underground (London), Forbes advice, execution and competitive pricing ensured a trouble free and timely purchase. We at Electric Coffee Co are grateful to Nick and his wider team for all the support they have given us. Look forward to working with the team again in the near future.

Adnan Anwar
Electric Coffee Co

Great service from Pauline and the team helping to steer our path and structure all components to fit exactly to meet requirements. Their experience in helping you through with a step by step basis on how to deal with negotiations and completion oozed true professionalism & field specific specialists made working with the Forbes team a pleasure rather than a chore.

I was kept up-to-date on all proceedings from start to finish, the outstanding services demands the highest possible respect as such I have no hesitation in recommending Forbes Solicitors.

Nasim Patel
Managing Director

It is always a pleasure to deal with true professionals and specialists in their area and this is what you can expect when dealing with Forbes and, in our case, specifically Nick and Gemma.

Clear, succinct and eloquent advice and assistance were provided when we needed it the most with an outstanding reaction and response time. The quality of service was of the highest possible standard and we will not hesitate to use Forbes in the future.

Gareth & Janet Watson
Zinge Industries

The team not only provides professional and practical advice, but also takes a personal interest to understand the business and the matter at hand.

Doing business with Pauline and her team at Forbes Solicitors is always a pleasure. Their dedication, knowledge and expertise is second to none.

Mark Delaney
Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group

The advice and service that we receive from Pauline and her colleagues is consistently professional, knowledgeable and efficient. They have a great ethos and are a pleasure to work with.

Lucie Cocker acts on most of our instructions; Lucie is always available when we need advice and demonstrates a true passion and commitment to her work at all times.

An excellent and focused team with the can do attitude we look for!

Andy Platt
Focus Insolvency Group

What a pleasure to do business with Forbes - Pauline Rigby & Nick Pickup both understood my personal objectives and requirements; they were always available, quick to respond and helped reach a successful result working on quite a tight timeline.

I would not hesitate to recommend.

John Laycock
Former Business Owner

I would like to thank Jayne and the Business Law team for being so friendly, professional and patient throughout the sale.

Arthur Porter
Oak Glen

We have been very happy with the professional service from Pauline Rigby and her colleagues in the Business Law team and the ease of purchasing our new business, Internet Trading Ltd T/A

Andrew M Jones
Internet Trading Ltd

I and the UCLan team wanted to acknowledge the support from your team, including Nick Pickup and Pauline Rigby. Their contribution has been much appreciated by both clients and our staff.

Colleagues have highlighted the time contributed by Nick and Pauline on the Terms & Conditions of Trade workshop. Both stayed after every workshop and answered the many individual questions from our clients. This kind of professional support is invaluable.

John Lonsdale
Head of Innovation and Enterprise

"Sincere thanks for all the time, patience and professionalism from Pauline and Tricia in the completion of MAP12 contract terms and conditions.

Pauline's ability to absorb our specific business requirements and consume the level of information required to inform the contract was extraordinary. Pauline was innovative and constructive in her assessment of issues/scenarios that we would not have thought of incorporating them into the legal framework."

Jayne & Anthony Mellor
MAP12 Ltd

"We have used Forbes since 1983 and have a great relationship with the firm, you have been instrumental in all our deals. As a body of professionals you've got something for everybody. It's a One Stop Shop as a legal entity, whatever problem we've got you've got someone to come and advise us or fix it."

Craig Bancroft
Managing Director
The Northcote Group

"Forbes Solicitors have provided Child Action Northwest with a range of legal services for well over 12 years. In addition they have sponsored and supported a number of charity events in support of our charitable work locally. We have found Forbes to be highly professional in all the areas we have required advice and guidance including Governance, Property, Business Development and advice on Child Care and Staffing matters.

We have always found the staff at Forbes to be approachable, helpful and respectful and we look forward to a continuing professional relationship in support of our work as a Children's Charity."

John Tempest
Chief Executive
Child Action Northwest

"I have been extremely pleased with the legal team at Forbes and all their help. It has been an exciting period, and Pauline of the Business Law department was extremely professional and invaluable in her legal advice and assistance."

Tracy Malham
South Lakes Veterinary Centre

"Pauline and the team at Forbes have been professional, thorough, friendly and efficient from day one through to completion. We will certainly be using them again as we look to move our business forward."

Stuart Wilson
S & L Wilson

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