19 July 2019

Forsters' Family team rise in the rankings in Chambers 2019 High Net Worth Guide

Forsters’ expanding Family team has been recognised for its exceptional level of client care in Chambers’ 2019 High Net Worth Guide, published last week, as the team is promoted to band 2 in the rankings.

The guide describes Forsters’ Family team as “absolutely at the top of their game while really going the extra mile”, whilst a client described them as "extremely professional and also very human. They definitely have a high level of care." A fellow family lawyer said: "I have a sense of Forsters going places and really making a strong bid for being one of the higher-profile high net worth firms”.

All three partners in the Family team are listed as 'Leading Individuals', with the Head of Family, Jo Edwards recognised as “highly regarded in her field. She combines charm and rigour and is absolutely focused on supporting her clients to get them the best results”. Rosie Schumm is hailed as "highly intelligent and absolutely has her client's back. The passion and the conviction of doing what she can do for clients is incredible." Ranked for the first time in 2019, Simon Blain “is very extremely detailed, very calm, but he's totally steely”.

Jo comments that : “We are absolutely delighted that the team has been recognised in this way, in a directory which is shaped by peer and client feedback. We are particularly proud of how the market and our clients appreciate the personal quality of our service, as supporting our clients to achieve the best results for them and their family is at the heart of everything we do. To have this recognised by us being ranked alongside some truly phenomenal family teams means the world to us”.

The elevation of the Family team comes at a time of significant strategic growth for the team to match client demand, with partner Simon Blain joining earlier this year and the imminent arrival of a fourth partner, Matthew Brunsdon Tully.

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