Robert T. Forrester trained with Barrow firm Pickavance & Heron just before World War II. After the war he left to work for Frank Taylor in Cornwallis Street. Robert T. Forrester continued to practice in Cornwallis Street after Frank Taylor's death and became well-liked and a formidable solicitor known for his criminal defence work. He was also the Superintendent Registrar of births, deaths and marriages for Barrow for may years. He later amalgamated with Pickavance & Heron in 1962 to form Pickavance & Forrester. In 1965 this became Robert T. Forrester and then in 1975 Robert (Jnr) joined his father and the firm changed to Robert T. Forrester & Son.

Angus Adams joined the firm as a newly qualified solicitor in 1976 and was head of the non-contentious department until his retirement in 2015.

The firm simply became known as Forresters Solicitors in 1984. In 1996 Michael Graham joined the Firm and is now head of the criminal department.