25 November 2021

Forsters’ Family team named Family Law Firm of the Year (London)

At a prestigious ceremony attended by hundreds of family lawyers and guests in Central London on Wednesday 24 November, Forsters' market-leading Family team were crowned 'Family Law Firm of the Year (London)' for the second time in five years.

On the news, Head of Family, Jo Edwards, commented: "We are absolutely thrilled to have won this award again. This is the leading awards night in the industry calendar and to receive such recognition from our peers means the world to us. The last five years have seen significant growth in Forsters’ Family team, including the joining of three industry-acclaimed Partners, and the addition of talented Associates, through a combination of lateral hires and growth and nurturing within. To have won this award twice in five years is testament to the hard work of a wonderfully diverse but close-knit team of lawyers”.

The judges commented: "The winners of this award are considered to be heavyweights in fields of complex family law with high profile cases, as well as being experts in critical niche areas, such as surrogacy, adoption, Jewish faith, Islamic divorce, LGBTQ+ and modern families. Their vast list of pro bono work is also hugely impressive, as is their commitment to a partner-led, nurturing approach to career development".

The Forsters' Family team pick up their Law Firm of the Year trophy.

The recognition follows an already successful year for the team, including a record number of listings in Spear's Family Law Index 2021; an uplift to Tier 1 in ePrivateClient's Top Family Law Firms ranking; Jo Edwards’ inclusion in the ‘Spotlight Table’ of the Family/Matrimonial: Mediators list in the Chambers HNW Guide; Rosie Schumm’s elevation by a band in the same guide; and market recognition of other partners, Simon Blain and Matthew Brunsdon Tully. Above all, it recognises the team's unrivalled ability to deliver quality legal advice to clients and the support they have provided to families during what has been a particularly challenging time.

The Family Law Awards recognises the important work of family lawyers and celebrates their many successes and outstanding achievements over the previous 12 months.

A list of all of the winners on the night can be found here.

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