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About Forbes Solicitors

Forbes Solicitors has offices across the North but our roots are firmly based in Lancashire. We offer the full range of legal services to individuals, commercial clients and a number of specialist sectors where we excel nationally.

Our clients tell us that we stand out from other firms. We are real people who are passionate about getting the best results. Working together and listening to our clients, we provide genuine and practical advice.

We hold ISO9001 Quality Certification and in our recent assessment we were described as exceptional.

The firm is ranked as a Legal 500 Top Tier Firm and a Chambers and Partners Leading Firm, receiving 67 nominations in the latest editions. A number of Partners are included in the elite "Leading Individuals" list, the Next Generation Lawyers list, and Forty two of Forbes' solicitors are listed as recommended lawyers.

We are committed to the development of our staff at all levels and have Investors in People status. If you thrive on working in a team where you live and breathe ideas then we'd love to hear from you.

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