Client Testimonials for Forbes Solicitors


John, on behalf of my fellow Directors/colleagues we, at Lifting Gear UK Limited & Lifting Projects UK Limited, would like to thank you for the recent presentation on Contract Law and all the potential pitfalls. The training was very informative and well received by all in attendance. You certainly left us all with a better understanding and realisation of just how important it is that we get things correct as a business in relation to operating within a secure contract. Your knowledge shone through and, in general, you have always shown a professionalism when dealing with any issues that we task you with.

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

I've used Forbes Solicitors on three or four occasions, over the last couple of years, for completely different matters. A motoring issue, a landlord related issue and more recently to assist in drawing up contracts as I took my business into a Franchise Model. I can honestly say I am extremely impressed with everything Forbes have done. From my initial contact with Jenny Burke, who I know through networking, all her recommendations have been spot on. Everyone I have been in contact with at Forbes have great knowledge in their field, and excellent client skills. Highly recommended for all legal matters

Suzy Orr
Unique Ladies Network

We just wanted to recognise John as he was so very easy to work with over what we considered quite complex and confusing matters.

He was professional, personable and patient with our many questions. He took the time to give us not only a clear explanation to our queries but an example of how certain clauses may apply to us in our business and industry and advice on how best to consider our options in these cases.

Beth Entwistle
North West Tools

John, I'd just like to thank you for all of the help and assistance that you have provided to us, when producing / reviewing our contracts, terms & conditions, client agreements etc.

Your quality of work, attention to detail, communication and general all round enthusiasm has been greatly appreciated as I have often become quite overwhelmed when reviewing them myself. Your expertise in making the changes has helped us so much and as a business we now feel further protected which of course gives us great peace of mind in this ever changing legal world.

You are a credit to your organisation and I would not hesitate in recommending you / Forbes to my customers, business contacts and family members - in fact I already have on numerous occasions.

Well done John, keep up the incredible work!

Stephen Gibson
Operations Director
Ecompli (UK) Ltd

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.


Have dealt with several staff at Forbes. Always very clear, professional and approachable. Happy to recommend them and will use again.


The North & Western Chamber of Commerce is delighted to partner with John Pickervance of Forbes Solicitors to deliver training to our 1600 members on the subjects of International Trade Fundamentals, Intellectual Property, and Third Party Contracts and Terms & Conditions. John brings a high level of expertise in these areas which we're sure will benefit our members.

Andrew Hamilton
Training Manager
NWL Chamber of Commerce

Forbes Solicitors have acted on behalf of WEC Group Limited for many years providing advice on a range of matters including Corporate & Restructuring and Commercial Property. I have always found them to be very approachable and professional and have always received technically sound advice. More recently, Forbes have been involved in our successful purchase of assets from MTL Group Limited and we found their efficiency and desire to get the job done instrumental in getting the deal through, especially as we were working to a tight timeframe over just a few weeks. The team has also helped us in the negotiation of commercial contracts concerning MTL with large international customers. We look forward to continuing to work with Forbes and using their full range of services

Wayne Wild
WEC Group Limited

John provides practical and concise advice and support in a professional and timely manner. He makes me feel confident that I can concentrate on building my business, safe in the knowledge that I have a strong legal base to support that growth.

Gavin Birchall
Dose Design

Thanks John, your services have been impeccable and as such I will have no hesitation to recommend both your services and those of Forbes Solicitors.

Gill Bond
GM Bespoke Events

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