Campaigns - Key topics and talking points
A closer look at selected key topics and talking points with our industry experts from across our Private Wealth and Real Estate teams.
Moving to the UK is an exciting life event whether it be a short-term move for work to explore business prospects or a more permanent relocation with the whole family; the UK offers an eclectic range of options to live, work and learn, from the cityscapes of London to vineyards in the English countryside and historic university towns in-between. Setting up life in a new country can feel daunting too and it can be difficult to know where to start.
Forsters’ report, Outside the Box: Supporting an Industrial Evolution, is based on a survey by FTI Consulting’s professional research team in the first quarter of 2023. Sixty-one UK-based professional investors and developers in UK real estate assets were surveyed and another four leading developers and investors were interviewed about their experiences in competing for land, investment and occupiers while adapting to the shifts taking place in uses, formats, locations and policy.
This research reveals a huge range of opportunities across the UK market for those with the scale, expertise or creativity to respond effectively.
Forsters’ Art and Cultural Property team with Private Client Partner, Catherine Hill launch ‘Innovations in Art’ together with Smartify – the world’s most downloaded museum app.
‘Innovations in Art’, a mini-series of videos, features specialist artists and their works, to help demonstrate innovations in the art world and their relevance today.
Forsters are delighted to be launching our Vineyards & Wineries practice. The cross-departmental team draws upon our strengths from across the firm, a combination of expertise that is rare if not unique in the market.
The increasing number of vineyards we look after complements our exceptional book of landed estates, and is testament to our ability to look after landowning clients, whatever their business and whatever challenges they face.
A Forsters podcast series that delves into the minds of some of today’s most ambitious and successful entrepreneurs. They have grown businesses that are disrupting the way we live, how we buy, and the way businesses are run. How have the life experiences of this generation informed their success and what can we learn from them?
The Covid-19 pandemic created a perfect storm for the hotels sector and, despite ever improving signs of recovery, the resulting devastation will take time and innovation to repair.
Unprecedented economic life-support provided by the UK government over the last two years has kept the gathering clouds at bay, but there could well be casualties in 2022 and beyond. This was the conclusion of a roundtable discussion hosted by Forsters on 10 November 2021.
From growing a business to starting a family or handing over control of that business to the next generation, every individual has their own goals to aspire to. Our Private Wealth lawyers advise our clients throughout this family life cycle, providing the legal advice required for specific transactions such as purchasing a home or selling a business, whilst also advising on the long-term opportunities for succession and estate planning.
The purchase or sale of a high value home requires expert legal advice to manage the complexities involved. Our lawyers are dedicated to sharing their knowledge to enable you to navigate the legal practicalities of buying and selling high value assets.
We will support you through every stage of the process, and with the largest dedicated Residential Property team in London, we have the strength to do this. Visit our Hub to learn more.
We are committed to running a business that is environmentally sustainable. Not only do we continually strive to minimise our impact on the environment, but we have years of experience of incorporating sustainability considerations into the legal advice that we provide to our clients.
Our sustainability hub brings together the team’s insights and legal expertise on a broad range of environmental matters that affect our clients' business and personal affairs. This is a rapidly evolving and wide-ranging area of law and we will continue to share our insights about related legal developments on this hub.
Coming to a decision to separate or divorce is difficult and often distressing.
For many, the process that lies ahead is a mystery and it is assumed that it will be confrontational and drawn-out. However, there is in fact a wide range of forward-thinking, constructive approaches to resolving the issues flowing from your divorce or separation.
Is a nuptial agreement right for you and your family?
The Forsters Family team want to open up the conversation about nuptial agreements, to dispel myths and to inform people about the benefits of having one and the practical process.
We are giving our insight and guidance on pre-nups and post-nups in the hope of bringing greater clarity to what can be seen as a 'taboo' topic; to provide reassurance about what having a nuptial agreement means; and understanding about the process involved. The aim is for people to feel comfortable about discussing nuptial agreements, so that an informed decision can be made about whether signing one is right for them.
In Lexology Getting the Deal Through's Private Client 2021 guide, Forsters' Private Wealth team have outlined the important estate planning issues that international clients need to consider if they wish to invest in or come to the UK.
A list of key terminology and concepts relevant to corporate occupiers of UK real estate with their plain English explanations.
How can international families act now to futureproof their wealth?
International families are faced with numerous uncertainties, relating to an ever-changing external global outlook and evolving internal family dynamics, that make wealth planning hugely challenging. Families with connections to the UK are currently dealing with acute levels of uncertainty as a result of Brexit, which looks to continue for some time yet. During these times of uncertainty, it can be tempting for families to hold back from making succession plans, when it is arguably even more important to have plans in place, to mitigate against these increasing risks. Therefore, international families must shift their mindset from "wait and see" to "act now", in order to utilize current planning opportunities to safeguard their wealth.