A team at Forsters, comprising Victoria Towers, Louise Irvine, Emma Jay and Elizabeth Chapple, have assisted Practical Law in reviewing and drafting a new precedent lease.Read more
Forsters recently advised a fund managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments in relation to three retail tenancies, to fully let the recently redeveloped scheme at 35 Marylebone High Street.Read more
Forsters have advised Clivedale on the acquisition of 20-24 Carlton House Terrace, SW1 the HQ of De Beers.
Forsters also advised on the £85m senior and mezzanine debt financing of the acquisition. The funds were provided by DWS and Deutsche Hypo.Read more
Senior Associate, Emma White will be participating in a panel discussion at Knect365’s US/UK Tax and Estate Planning conference.Read more
Award-winning London developer LBS Properties has secured planning permission for a 48 storey mixed-use development at 225 Marsh Wall.Read more
Forsters LLP has acted for Apartments for London Limited, working with Transport for London, in relation to a number of sites across the capital in order to provide affordable housing.
The innovative idea will see Apartments for London creating homes over car parks, using a modular construction to aid efficient delivery.Read more
The conference, which this year focuses on, Trusts, Technology and Transparency will take place on Thursday, 1 November. Head of Private Client, Patrick Harney, will deliver a presentation entitled: UK Tax Update - Have the recent UK tax changes given a new lease of life to offshore trusts?Read more
The inaugural meeting of the Crypto Assets Professionals Advisory Group (UK and Ireland), or CAPAG (UK&I) for short, was held recently at Forsters.
The group has been established to lobby on various matters and to develop know how in relation to crypto assets and blockchain. Forsters is currently working on several projects for clients in this sector.Read more
Forsters have advised Reed Business Information Limited (RBI) on the new lease of floors three and four at London office 99 Bishopsgate, EC2.
RBI is part of RELX Group plc which is a news, data and analytics group, whose brands include EG, ICIS, Accuity and FlightGlobal. RBI has agreed to lease around 48,800 sq ft at the 26-storey building.Read more
Forsters has advised BMO Real Estate Partners on six new restaurant lettings at St Christopher’s Place, W1.Read more
On October 4th, Commercial Real Estate partner Howard Gill and Head of Property Litigation Natasha Rees will be taking part in the LaSalle bike ride of Birmingham to Manchester raising funds for LandAid.Read more
On 11 October Head of Private Client, Patrick Harney and Emma White will present a talk on US UK Tax and Estate Planning after Brexit.
The talk will discuss topics including US-UK tax and estate planning, specifically addressing the UK's tax treatment of Massachusetts revocable trusts, UK inheritance tax and domicile, and the impact of Brexit.Read more
Forsters enhances its top-ranked Rural Property team with the hire of two partners from Bircham Dyson Bell
Forsters’ position as the leading legal advisor to Landed Estates is strengthened by the arrival of two rural property experts, Christopher Findley and Henry Cecil.Read more
Tax Partner Elizabeth Small will speak at UK Landscape for Non-Dom Property Investment 2018 Conference, on 20 September 2018.Read more
Head of Private Client, Patrick Harney, will speak at the Vie International Financial Services PPLI Conference.Read more
Forsters will be attending the IBA Annual Conference Rome 2018 - the largest and most prestigious event for international lawyers.Read more
Forsters has advised Sony Pictures Entertainment (“Sony Pictures”) on the pre-letting of 77,200 sq ft of office space at Derwent London’s Brunel Building in Paddington, London.Read more
On 19th July the Government released details of their new proposal to provide a fairer deal for leasehold owners. An independent legal body is developing a range of measures to make the enfranchisement process easier and cheaper for leaseholders.Read more
Greybull Capital acquired British Steel, a £1.4 billon turnover UK-based steel manufacturer, in June 2016. During the last two years the business has experienced significant growth. Greybull Capital has secured £90 million of asset-backed financing as part of its long-term strategy for British Steel.Read more
Forsters has advised clients of Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP, a Patrizia company, in relation to the purchase of a mixed use office and hospital building.Read more
Forsters has advised Wrenbridge, on behalf of the Palmer Capital Development Fund IV, in relation to a joint venture arrangement with the owner of a site in Basildon for the redevelopment of that site into a new 223,000 sq ft warehouse scheme.
A planning application for the £35 million speculative development is due to be submitted in July for a three-unit scheme.Read more
Forsters has advised the Crown Estate on the acquisition of the long leasehold interest in 30 Warwick Street, London W1 in a joint venture arrangement with Norges Bank Real Estate Management. The purchase price was £115 million, with the Crown Estate acquiring a 75% interest and Norges the remaining 25%. The Crown Estate also owns the freehold title and will be asset managing the building.Read more
Forsters' highly regarded Hotels team has recently acted for long-standing client Bespoke Hotels on its long term lease of the Mill Hotel in Chester, following its recent sale.Read more
Forsters’ Banking and Finance Team have led on a significant development financing loan from two funders for the development of an exciting new luxury boutique hotel and 80 apartments in Mayfair.Read more
Forsters has advised Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP, a Patrizia company, on behalf of Rockspring TransEuropean Property Limited Partnership V (“TEP V”), in conjunction with its development partner Peel Logistics Property, in relation to the development and sale of the 256,000 sq ft Island Road logistics development in Reading.Read more
Forsters has advised longstanding client, Bespoke Hotels, on the management and operation of four luxury regional hotels owned by the Singaporean based Fragrance Group.Read more
Jo was invited, as Chair of national family law organisation Resolution’s Family Law Reform committee, to give oral evidence to the Public Accounts Committee about the ongoing courts modernisation programme.Read more
The American College of Trust and Espatrtate Counsel (ACTEC) has admitted Patrick Harney (Head of Private Client at Forsters) as part of its October 2017 bi-annual intake of new Fellows.Read more
Forsters will this evening host the STEP event 'An Introduction to Blockchain and Crypto-Assets'.Read more
Carole Cook, Private Client partner, and Michael Armstrong, senior associate, are to speak this afternoon.Read more
As part of a wider business investment strategy, Forsters’ technology team will be led by legal tech/IT specialist Anthony Stables.
Forsters, the leading Real Estate and Private Wealth law firm, today welcomes new CIO Anthony Stables to the business.Read more
Patrick Harney, Head of Private Client, will present a talk entitled 'Inbound Planning (UK Residents coming into the US)'.Read more
Forsters Team Wins Best Presentation at LWOW 2018 Miami with their pitch: “How can lawyers close the access, information and relationship gap for Australia’s aboriginal juvenile offenders?”Read more
The government has recently launched a consultation seeking views on the effectiveness of the current powers which are available when dealing with unauthorised development and encampments.Read more
Anthony Thompson will speak at the upcoming Cross Border Planning for Private Clients conference in Dubai.Read more
Forsters has today published its gender pay gap report in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. The report shows a mean pay gap of only 2.25% which is substantially better than the comparable figure reported by almost all similar London firms.Read more
Forsters LLP, one of London’s pre-eminent Real Estate and Private Client firms, announces the appointment of Ben Brayford, Katherine Ekers and Alastair Laing as partners from 1 April 2018.Read more
Senior associate, George Mitchell, will speak at the 7th Annual US Expat Tax & Finance Conference held in London from 6-7 March 2018.
Featuring expert speakers from the US, UK and Canada, the conference will examine in detail the recent US Tax Cuts & Jobs Act and its implications for Americans living overseas.Read more
Forsters will be attending MIPIM 2018 - the leading real estate event for property professionals.Read more
Forsters has advised clients of Rockspring Property Investment Managers in relation to the sale of the multi-let Bargoed Retail Plateau in South Wales for £19.15 million.Read more
Forsters has advised clients of Rockspring Property Investment Managers in relation to the off-market sale of a Grade A office building at 6 Queen Street, Leeds.Read more
The Government has responded to the consultation on unfair leasehold practices by publishing a summary and analysis of the responses on 21 December 2017. The Communities Secretary has announced a number of new measures to cut down on what he terms are "unfair and abusive practices within the leasehold system".Read more
Forsters has advised Jersey resident closed-ended real estate investment company LXB Retail Properties Plc (“LXB”) on the disposal of its remaining retail investments in Stafford.Read more
Head of Family, Jo Edwards, wrote an article for The Law Society Gazette further seeking to dispel the myth of “divorce day”.
In the piece, Jo comments on how the media storm surrounding the phenomenon potentially encourages rushed decisions and acrimonious proceedings.Read more