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Forbes Solicitors Celebrates Legal 500 Successes


Forbes is one of the leading law firms in the North with over 370 staff including 43 partners and 9 offices. Office locations include Blackburn (2), Accrington, Central Lancashire, Preston, Chorley, Leeds, Manchester and Salford.

Forbes Solicitors Celebrates Legal 500 Successes


"Our aim is to inspire and support our staff, our clients and our stakeholders to achieve their goals and such a glowing endorsement demonstrates we are delivering on this."
Oliver Burton, CEO of Forbes



Forbes Solicitors is celebrating success in the latest Legal 500 legal guide after being recommended in 15 categories and ranking as a Top Tier Firm, with 35 lawyers listed as recommended.

Forbes’ category recommendations are up one from last year, with Contentious Trusts and Probate being ranked for the first time.

The firm has moved up a tier for Corporate and Commercial (Tier 1), Insurance: Personal Injury Defendant North West (Tier 1), Crime: General (Tier 1), Crime: Fraud (Tier 1), Public Sector: Education (Tier 2), and Private Client: Family (Tier 3).

The Legal 500 guide has also named Partners Chris Booth, Kella Bowers, Daniel King, David Ryan and Stuart Penswick in the elite "Leading Individuals" list, with Jennifer Hankinson included in the Next Generation Partners rankings.

Partner Craig Liversidge has been named a Next Generation Lawyer and Associates John Pickervance, Nick Pickup, Sarah Rogers and Kirsty Varley and Solicitors Adrian Williams and Judith Wright have all been identified as Rising Stars.

Forbes has been recommended in the North West for its work in the following areas: Corporate and Commercial, Crime: General and Fraud, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Clinical Negligence, Insurance: Personal Injury Defendant, Education, Contentious Trusts and Probate, Wills, Family, Commercial Property, Property Litigation and Social Housing.

Oliver Burton, CEO of Forbes, said: “Legal 500 is a benchmark for the best legal firms and lawyers in the country and we are delighted to have received this recognition with such great comments and feedback.

“Our aim is to inspire and support our staff, our clients and our stakeholders to achieve their goals and such a glowing endorsement demonstrates we are delivering on this.”

·           2019 Legal 500 Recommended Lawyers: Daniel Milnes,  John Pickervance,  Nick Pickup,  Pauline Rigby, Adrian Williams,  Allan Maidment,  Craig Liversidge, Daniel King, David Ryan, Shane Parkin, Michael Chambers, Emma Swan, Jonathan Holden, Ruth Rule-Mullen, John Bennett, Peter Dugdale, Andrew Ellis, Chris Booth, Elizabeth Bower, Kella Bowers, Paul Geldard, Ridwaan Omar, Siobhan Hardy, Ben Wilson, Judith Wright, Rubina Vohra, Jane Burbidge, Jonathan Holden, Adam Bromley, Richard Clithero, Tim Hollingsworth, Stephen McArdle, Jennifer Hankinson, Kirsty Varley, Sarah Rogers, Stuart Penswick. 

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