Our culture

Creating and delivering success

What does it take to be an outstanding lawyer? What draws people into the legal profession and why does a firm like Forsters go from strength to strength?

We established Forsters, located in one of the most beautiful and thriving parts of London, as a genuine alternative to the City practices that dominate the legal profession. At the heart of our success are our people and our clients. Those who work at Forsters are talented and energetic individuals across all areas of our business.  Our clients have continued to give us fantastic support; we cherish our relationships with them and thank them for the trust and confidence they have put in us. 

As senior partner, my role is to ensure that the values of our firm run through everything we do – from the work we undertake for our clients, to the people we recruit; and even through to our offices in Mayfair. These values require us to demonstrate excellence in all that we do and to treat everyone, no matter what their position, with respect and professionalism.

As a founding partner of the firm our culture is very close to my heart.  To ensure that we continue to grow as a business and deliver the highest quality service to our clients it is essential that we are enthusiastic and forward thinking about what we do and the sectors in which we operate.

Our people are brilliant because they are genuinely interested in the jobs they are doing, whether they are lawyers or work in one of our business support teams.  We encourage them to follow their interests and to be confident in who they are and what they do. We support members of the Firm at all levels and at all times in their career. 

The law is complex, and it is steeped in history and tradition. However, it is also evolving and we focus on applying our commercial judgement to ensure that our clients are guided through each situation they and their businesses may be facing.  We deliver advice in relation to complicated issues in a practical and jargon-free manner.

We remain focused on our core areas of expertise – real estate and private client.   We have a strong reputation in both of these sectors and our approach is to build on this past success in order to continue to grow our business. 

Smita Edwards, Senior Partner


"We are approachable and treat clients and team members with respect. Clients seem to enjoy working with us and come back not only for our expertise but because of the experience they get."  
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