Solicitors hail ‘new dynamic’ with appointment of chief executive

Oliver Burton

Oliver Burton has been appointed the Forbes Solicitors new CEO

Forbes Solicitors has hired a new chief executive, which it hopes will bring a ‘new dynamic to the business.’

The firm, which has its headquarters in Blackburn, has hired Oliver Burton for the role, who previously held the same role at another law firm.

Burton has joined Forbes, which has 320 staff including 45 partners across nine offices in the north of the UK, from Warrington-based FDR Law where he had been chief executive since June 2013.

Managing partner Daniel King said: “The appointment of Oliver brings a new dynamic to the business and Forbes are already benefiting from his experience, outlook and drive, ensuring that.  Forbes will continue to go from strength to strength.”

A graduate of Lancaster Business School, Burton said that he was genuinely excited about his role as a “catalyst for the Forbes engine” and was looking forward to bringing his experience to the team.

Burton added: “We have a clear vision of how to take the business forward in order to continue our track record of growth, taking on new markets and doing things differently. We have an incredible depth and range of services for both individuals and businesses, delivered locally and nationally, which will continue to be client focused and market leading.

“Forbes will continue to punch above its weight and further enhance its already established fantastic  reputation as one of the North’s leading law firms for both its people and clients.”

Forbes has offices in Blackburn, Accrington, Walton Summit, Preston, Chorley, Leeds and Manchester.