5 December 2017

Forsters’ Private Client team win 2018 Private Client Firm of the Year award

Forsters’ has been named “Private Client Firm of the Year” in The Legal 500 UK 2018 Awards.

The award identifies the best private and in-house legal teams and individuals based on comprehensive research into the UK legal market.  The Legal 500 conduct over 70,000 interviews to determine the winner of their awards.  Sources told The Legal 500 UK that Forsters is ‘undoubtedly a "blue-chip" private client firm’.

This accolade draws together the collective success the team have attained over the past 12 months after gaining top tier status for the first time in the leading legal directories and recognition across a range of awards.

During 2017, the 19-strong Private Client team from Gowling WLG London joined Forsters, creating one of the largest teams in the London market. The consolidation of the group has strengthened the existing UK offshore practice and bolstered our international capacity, particularly in the Middle East and Asia.  

Patrick Harney, Partner and Head of Private Client at Forsters, said: “We are delighted to win Private Client Law Firm of the Year as part of The Legal 500 UK Awards 2018.  This is the icing on the cake for what has been a successful year for the Private Client team. We remain committed to first class legal advice to domestic and international clients with sophisticated requirements.  It is especially rewarding for The Legal 500 to recognise the exceptional talent in our practice through direct feedback from our peer group.”

2017 awards include: eight partners ranked in the Legal Week Private Client Global Elite“Family Law Firm of the Year (London)”, Wealthbriefing Asia “Leading Individual Advisor”, STEP Private Client Awards “Trusted Advisor of the Year” (short listed), three associates listed in the eprivateclient “Top 35 under 35”, Citywealth “Power women”, Citywealth Future Leaders and eprivateclient 50 Most Influential.



"Our staff, our clients and other friends of Forsters have always had a wide range of charitable interests. The financial help offered by the partners through the Trust reflects a commitment to charity that has come to form an essential part of the firm's ethos. It is exciting to see the variety of good causes supported each year."
David Robinson partner and Trustee since 1998
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