26 April 2022

Forsters’ Contentious Trusts and Estates team expands with the hire of Alison Meek

Forsters is delighted to announce that Alison Meek will be joining the firm on 3 May as a Consultant in its award-winning Contentious Trusts and Estates (CTE) practice.

Alison is recognised for her extensive international and domestic experience acting for professional trustees and trust companies, executors and beneficiaries on a diverse range of disputes involving trusts and estates. With over 25 years of CTE experience, Alison has been appointed by the High Court to act as an executor in complex estates and in the Court of Protection to act as a deputy. She is also a trained mediator and regularly uses mediation and ADR as an effective way to resolve family disputes.

Alison Meek

A Legal 500 leading individual and a member of their Hall of Fame, Alison is acknowledged as one of the sector’s leading commentators. She has co-authored ‘The Practitioner’s Guide to Contentious Trusts and Estates’ and is a co-editor of (and contributor to) ‘International Trust Disputes’. She is a founder of ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists).

Alison Meek commented: “I am very excited to be joining the vibrant and expanding CTE team at Forsters led by the impressive Roberta Harvey. I have been made to feel so welcome by the team and am looking forward to helping Roberta to grow the practice further”.

Roberta Harvey, Head of Contentious Trusts and Estates at Forsters, commented: “Alison is a long standing and respected member of the CTE community and I am delighted that she will be joining the Forsters team”.

Her appointment follows the arrival of Senior Associate, Maryam Oghanna, and Associate, Rory Carter, who joined the team in October. The recruitment of three new CTE solicitors over the last six months is a clear demonstration of the team’s growing success and reputation in supporting clients with contentious trusts and estates.

The practice is ranked highly in both Chambers UK and The Legal 500, with sources reporting: "Forsters is one of the best contentious trusts and estates teams. Roberta heads up a busy and expanding team, with disputes ranging from English probate disputes to large-scale international matters”.

Alison Meek and CTE Group

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