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Two Newly Qualified Solicitors for Forbes


Two members of staff at leading North West legal firm Forbes Solicitors are celebrating after qualifying as Solicitors.

Sarah Petrie and Emanuele Bellanca are now beginning the next stage of their careers with the firm.

Sarah, based in the Central Lancashire office, specialises in Employment Law and advises on, amongst other things, settlement agreements, disciplinary and grievance processes, TUPE and restructure.  Having completed her training with the commercial departments of the firm Sarah offers a comprehensive commercial approach as she is able to draw upon her experience from other departments.

Emanuele, based in the Preston office, is a Solicitor within the Litigation Team of the Housing and Regeneration Department. In his role in Housing Litigation he represents Local Authorities and Social Landlords mainly focusing on anti-social behaviour and breach of tenancy matters. He joined the firm as an Apprentice over 13 years ago and has gained experience in various departments.

Siobhan Hardy, Senior Partner at Forbes said: “We are delighted that Emanuele and Sarah are beginning the next stage of their careers with us. Both are very talented and we are pleased to have them as part of our team.”

Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.