30 November 2017

Forsters’ Family team win 2017 Family Law Firm of the Year (London) award

Forsters’ Family team were last night named as “Family Law Firm of the Year (London)” at the 2017 Family Law awards, which recognise the important work of family lawyers and their outstanding achievements.

With details of ground-breaking reported cases and client testimonials, the Family team’s submission demonstrated their commitment to exceptional client service and the giving of practical legal advice.  The judges especially recognised the department for its “go to” team, who they thought had had an incredible year.  Describing the team as “market leaders”, the judges especially noted the discretion offered to clients.

Family partners, Jo Edwards and Rosie Schumm have built a formidable practice that is recognised by the market, their peer group and clients as a team that offers the highest levels of technical expertise, solid client care and innovative ways of working.  The focus of the team is to deliver high quality legal advice underpinned by joined-up thinking and practical commercial sense, helping clients to sort things out rather than litigate where possible.  The practice has a strong international presence with high net worth clients based around the world, as well as a solid domestic client base.

Head of Family, Jo Edwards commented : “We are absolutely delighted to be named Family Team of the Year - London.  This accolade is a testament to the way in which, with a talented team of associates, we have sought to create a modern, forward-thinking practice which is focused squarely on the needs of clients and helping them navigate divorce and separation in a sensitive way.  To have been recognised in this way by such an august panel of judges and peers is the icing on the cake of a fantastic year”.

Jo and Rosie are both recognised in the Legal Week Private Client Global Elite 2017.  Jo was awarded silver in the 'Inspirational Woman of the Year' category at Citywealth’s Powerwomen Awards 2017.  Rosie was included in the Spears Indices 2017 as a ‘Top Recommended Family Lawyer’.  Jamie Gaw was shortlisted in the 'Family Lawyer of the Year' category of the Citywealth's Future Leaders Awards 2016 and Dickon Ceadel was named Spears’ ‘young lawyer of the year’ 2016.

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