26 September 2019

Forsters’ Private Client and CTE teams both win team of the year at the 2019 STEP Private Client Awards

We are delighted that Forsters has won the following awards at the 2019 STEP Private Client Awards:

• Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year (midsize firm)
• Private Client Legal Team of the Year (midsize firm) award

It is the second year running that we have won the Private Client Legal Team of the Year award and the first time to be shortlisted and winner of the Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year award.

Forsters was presented with the awards at the STEP Private Client Awards which took place in London on 25 September. Held by STEP, the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations, the awards are highly regarded as a celebration of excellence across the private client world. All entries go through a rigorous, practitioner-led judging process to select the best in the industry.


The Judges described Forsters as ‘an unsung hero’ that has developed a formidable practice, with the contentious side being a particular jewel.

“We are delighted to be recognised by the Private Client industry for the second year running” said Patrick Harney, Head of Private Client at Forsters.


Emily Exton, Head of Dispute Resolution at Forsters commented: “ The awards are a testament to the growing strength of our Private Wealth offering and the quality advice that we provide to our clients on both contentions and non-contentious matters.”

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