20 July 2023

The Chambers HNW Guide 2023 extends its recognition of Forsters’ Private Wealth practice with the elevation in Private Wealth Disputes and Family rankings

The Chambers HNW Guide is seen as the definitive authority for best-in-class law firms, based on extensive market research conducted annually, the guide ranks the leading professional advisors to the Private Wealth market.

This year Chambers have elevated Forsters to Band 1 for Private Wealth Disputes and Band 2 for Family/ Matrimonial Finance: Ultra High Net worth, as well as maintaining our Band 1 status in Private Wealth Law and High Net Worth Residential Property. Our Art and Cultural Property team also maintains its Band 2 ranking. The rise in the rankings for our Contentious Trusts & Estates and Family teams demonstrates the breadth of quality of our Private Wealth practice and our ability to advise our clients on all aspects of their legal requirements.

The 2023 HNW Guide also recognises 23 individual lawyers at Forsters. Nick Jacob and Dan Ugur are recognised as 'foreign experts' in Singapore and our Family team’s mediation practice is acknowledged with Joanne Edwards’ inclusion in the Spotlight Table for Family/Matrimonial: Mediators.

Private Wealth Law – Band 1

Ranked Lawyers: Nick Jacob, Dan Ugur (elevated to band 3), Xavier Nicholas, Carole Cook, Catherine Hill, Kelly Noel-Smith, Emma Gillies and Charlotte Evans-Tipping.

Chambers feedback: “Forsters has real strength in combining technical excellence with commercial awareness.”

Private Wealth Disputes – elevated to Band 1

The elevation to Band 1 follows the team’s success at the Chambers High Net Worth Awards where they were awarded Contentious Trusts & Estates Team of the Year. They were recognised for “having received especially strong feedback from its competitors in this market. The group, headed by Roberta Harvey, added Hannah Mantle to the partnership this year and brought in highly-rated litigator Alison Meek in 2022. The team can also celebrate a new ranking for associate Maryam Oghanna who is building a name for herself in this practice area.”

Ranked Lawyers: Roberta Harvey, Emily Exton, Alison Meek, Hannah Mantle (newly ranked as Up and Coming), Ashleigh Carr and Maryam Oghanna (newly ranked as Associates to Watch)

Chambers feedback: “I have been incredibly impressed. They are real specialists in this area and know their stuff. Communications are clear and prompt, but always polite and friendly. They have great depth in talent and are excellent at client management.”

Real Estate: High Value Residential – Band 1

Ranked Lawyers: Lucy Barber, Helen Marsh, Robert Barham (elevated to band 2) and Charles Mieville (elevated to band 3).

Chambers feedback: “Forsters is technically exceptional.” “They are one of the top firms in the enfranchisement area.”

Family/Matrimonial Finance: Ultra High Net Worth – elevated to Band 2

Ranked Lawyers: Joanne Edwards, Rosie Schumm, Simon Blain and Dickon Ceadel (elevated to Up and Coming)

Chambers feedback: “The team has the depth required to manage any case, with access to the wider support of a top-class full service firm.”

Art and Cultural Property Law – Band 2

Ranked Lawyers: Catherine Hill and Laura Neal

Chambers notes: The art and cultural property practice at Forsters brings together lawyers from across the firm. It regularly advises collectors, galleries and auction houses, and is particularly notable for handling estate planning and commercial matters for artists.

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