FIVE members of staff at a law firm are celebrating after qualifying as solicitors.

Stacey Lakeland, Bethany Paliga, Amy Chadwick, Rebecca McCann and Laura Marsh are now beginning the next stage of their careers with Forbes Solicitors, which has three offices in Blackburn and others in Accrington and Chorley.

Ms Lakeland, who is based in Blackburn, advises on a range of commercial property transactions, which includes the sale and acquisition of properties, leases and the negotiation and drafting of other property-related agreements.

She has a particular interest in the construction and development sector.

Ms Paliga works in the Chorley office in the commercial team. She provides consultancy data protection support.

Siobhan Hardy, senior partner at Forbes, said: “We are delighted that Amy, Rebecca, Laura, Bethany and Stacey are beginning the next stage of their careers with us.

“I wish them every success in their careers with us.”