About us

Insight into our firm

Our mission

Forsters is a leading London law firm based in Mayfair which delivers exceptional legal advice to clients principally drawn from the real estate and private wealth sectors. Taking a joined-up approach we seek out solutions that embrace the unique needs of each individual or company. The lawyers’ engaged, approachable manner combined with the delivery of concise, clear and commercially-led advice is what helps the firm to develop long-term client relationships.

  • 265

    We trace our roots back 265 years to a firm of solicitors founded in 1750 which John Forster joined as a partner in 1770. This firm would eventually become Frere Cholmeley Bischoff in the 1990's

  • 1998

    Founded by ten partners from Frere Cholmeley Bischoff in 1998 whose vision was to combine high quality legal expertise with the personal service missing in large City firms

  • 400

    Twenty years later Forsters has grown from 100 to 400 people. We are proud to be the largest law firm in Mayfair


Engaged and friendly


Forsters takes its name from John Forster, who in 1770 went into partnership with Isaac Bargrave. Their firm of solicitors would eventually become Frere Cholmeley Bischoff in the 1990's.  Forsters was founded in 1998 by ten partners from Frere Cholmeley Bischoff whose aim was to establish a firm which would blend the skills of City trained lawyers with high levels of service.
Mayfair, being at the heart of the real estate and private wealth industries was a natural home for the new firm. Our location means that we are close to our clients and their other advisers. Developing strong links with other professionals has always been important to us.

Our history

A new firm with a long history

Forsters was formed in 1998 by ten partners from Frere Cholmeley Bischoff, who decided to create a new firm rather than take part in a merger with a large firm based in the City. Their vision was to create a new firm with a distinctive culture which could provide a genuine alternative to City firms. Despite being formed at the end of the 20th century firm Forsters traces its roots back over 250 years taking its name from John Forster.

Our values

The heart of everything we do

Our values are important to us and are at the heart of the way we interact with each other and with our clients. These values explain who we are and what we are about. They reflect our ambition to make a difference to the people we work with and the clients we represent.

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?

Our clients

A focus on client service

Delivering a first class service to our clients is a fundamental tenet of Forsters. We cherish the long term relationships we have with our clients which are based on years of consistent quality of service and attention.