Michael Chambers to head Forbes dispute resolution team

Forbes Solicitors has appointed Michael Chambers to head its dispute resolution team, which has expanded with a number of recent recruits.

Michael, who qualified in 2006 and joins the firm as partner, specialises in commercial dispute resolution dealing with a range of litigation arising from contractual disputes, shareholder and partnership issues along with personal and corporate insolvency and property litigation.

Prior to joining Forbes he spent eight years at an international law firm working for a wide range of large clients.

The team has also appointed Laura Hallett Lea as an associate, Jordan Davies as a solicitor, Andrew Wilkinson as a paralegal and Sophie Jackson as a trainee paralegal.

Laura, who is a member of the Property Litigation Association, specialises in property litigation with core areas of expertise in lease renewals, dilapidations, boundary disputes, breaches of lease including forfeiture, residential landlord and tenant matters, enfranchisement and leasehold disputes, service charge disputes, consent to assign disputes and agricultural tenancy disputes.

Jordan handles a wide variety of civil litigation matters, with a particular focus on property litigation. She also has experience in residential property, commercial property, debt recovery and securitisation work.

Michael, who is based in Forbes’ Central Lancashire office, said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to lead such a dedicated and enthusiastic team, which has such a great reputation in what is a rapidly growing sector.”