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About Forbes SolicitorsForbes 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.
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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.
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