Forbes doubles specialist department

Forbes Solicitors has doubled the size of its Contentious Trusts and Probate team since launching it in 2017.

The growth, which has seen the department become one of the largest in the North of England, is the result of dealing with multi-million pound claims for national and international clients.

The department acts for a range of clients such as trustees, executors, beneficiaries, claimants and defendants on a range of matters including claims for reasonable financial provision pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975; contesting the validity of a will; interpretation issues and breach of trust.

The team was launched by associate Ben Wilson, a Legal 500 recommended specialist in disputes arising from Contesting Wills, Trusts, Probate and Inheritance matters, and also includes associate solicitor Kirsty McNulty, solicitors Tom Howcroft and Olivia Jack, and paralegal Sarah Corbridge. Their work is overseen by partner Michael Chambers, head of the Forbes Dispute Resolution Team.

Michael said: “The Contentious Trusts and Probate Team has worked incredibly hard to build a reputation for offering expert advice in a sensible and clear way, and getting results.

“That reputation, along with its work for clients on a local, national and international level has led to it very quickly becoming the largest CTP department in Lancashire and one of the largest, if not the largest in the North."

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