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Firm description and career prospects
Forbes is one of the largest practices in the north, with 38 partners, nine offices, over 350 staff and a reputation for being progressive and forward-looking.
The firm has a broad based practice dealing with both commercial and private client work and can therefore provide a varied and exciting training contract. We are, however, especially noted for excellence in our company/commercial; civil litigation; defendant insurer; crime; family and employment departments. We have a number of higher court advocates and the firm holds many Legal Aid Agency contracts.
Fundamental to the practice is a strong commitment to quality, training and career development - a commitment underlined by the fact that Forbes was one of the first firms to be recognised as an Investor in People and our ISO 9001 accreditation.
Forbes can offer the best of both worlds - a large firm with extensive resources and support combined with a commitment to quality, people and the personal touch.
Forbes looks for high-calibre recruits with strong North West connections, good academic records, who are also keen team players. Candidates should have a total commitment to client service and identify with our philosophy of providing practical, straight talking legal advice.
Training contract programme
Our tailored training programme will give you six-month seats in four of the following:
Crime, civil litigation, insurance, family, property, probate, company/commercial, dispute resolution, business law, housing and employment.
Employment, commercial property, corporate and restructuring, housing and regeneration (litigation), housing and regeneration (property), insurance, wills trust and probate, dispute resolution, contracts and projects, residential property, crime, family.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice, Legal Aid, Niche
Manchester, Leeds, Preston, Blackburn, Chorley, Accrington