2 September 2014

Forsters appoints new Senior Partner

Forsters LLP, one of London’s leading law firms, has appointed Smita Edwards as its new Senior Partner.

Smita, who was a founding partner of the firm in 1998, replaces Guy Jordan and becomes Forsters' fourth Senior Partner. Smita was previously head of the firm's Real Estate group and is well known for her work acting for institutional investors and developers. She is a named as a leader in Real Estate in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and as a leading individual in Real Estate by The Legal 500.

Paul Roberts, Managing Partner at Forsters, said: “Smita's appointment comes at an exciting time for the firm. Forsters has recorded double-digit growth in each of the last four years and we are confident of continuing to grow at the same rate this year. We are seeing lots of new opportunities in both our Real Estate and Private Wealth businesses and we are actively recruiting in all areas of the firm. We have been creating the best possible environment at Forsters so that our talented lawyers can thrive and Smita will play an important part in delivering the next stage of Forsters' success."

Smita Edwards commented: “As one of the founding partners, I feel an enormous responsibility for keeping alive the original values on which the firm was built. I am exceptionally proud to have been selected as Forsters' next Senior Partner. We have a truly outstanding team and I am looking forward to working alongside them to continue to promote an environment in which all can flourish.”

Click here to read The Lawyer's report on Smita Edward's appointment as the new Senior Partner.

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