24 September 2021

Forsters' double award win at the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2021/22

Forsters' Private Wealth practice has been named International Legal Team of the Year (midsize firm) and Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year (midsize firm) at this year's STEP Private Client Awards.

International Legal Team of the Year (midsize firm)

Judges praised Forsters for its "innovative use of IT in client facing applications, strong and tested collaborations with international partners and network of intermediaries". They also applauded the team's "open minded approach to professional development", which combines an emphasis on technical excellence with the other skills that make for first class lawyers.

Head of Private Client, Xavier Nicholas, commented: "We are very proud to have won the award for International Legal Team of the Year for a second year running. It is a particularly meaningful achievement after a year in which, despite a prolonged period of travel restrictions, we have continued successfully to develop our already well established client base in key jurisdictions – including the US, South America, Asia and the Middle East. To be recognised by STEP for the expertise of our international practice is a fantastic reward for a team that has shown exceptional commitment to its clients in very challenging circumstances.”

Winners - International Legal Team of the Year (midsize firm)

Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year (midsize firm)

The judges noted the team's "excellent range of skills" and their work on "multi-jurisdictional, high value and complex cases". They were commended for their cross-departmental approach to providing a holistic service for clients.

Head of Contentious Trusts and Estates, Roberta Harvey commented: "We are thrilled to be awarded Contentious Trusts and Estate Team of the Year. I feel very proud to work with such a talented group of lawyers who continuously deliver excellent client service."

Winners - Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year (midsize firm)

Forsters were announced as double award winners at the virtual ceremony on 23 September. The firm was also shortlisted for Family Business Advisory Practice of the Year.

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