28 May 2020

Forsters’ Corporate team expands with lateral partner hire from PwC

Forsters, one of the leading private wealth and real estate law firms, is delighted to announce that Stuart Hatcher will join the firm on 1 June as a partner within its Corporate practice.

This significant appointment will add further expertise to the firm’s private M&A team, particularly in the international arena. Stuart, formerly a partner at PwC, is known for his work with start-ups, scale-ups and fast-growth companies, with a focus on entrepreneurs, private businesses and mid-cap companies.

Stuart Hatcher commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Forsters, a firm which I have always thought has great quality, focus and strategy. I will be working with my partners to further enhance our corporate offering in the private business space and particularly to High Net Worth clients and the businesses that they own. In these challenging market conditions, my focus will be to bring the robust, commercial and practical legal advice clients need and expect to help them steer their businesses through unchartered territories.”

Craig Thompson, Head of Corporate at Forsters commented: “Stuart will be a great addition to our thriving practice. His expertise complements our core offering that is centred around providing clients with a holistic business advisory service. It is a critical time for business owners, entrepreneurs and innovators; we are well placed to help our clients determine a clear and strategic path to enable them to drive value out of their corporate transactions.”

Forsters’ highly regarded domestic and international Corporate team draws together a range of business-focused disciplines including; a high-profile M&A practice; Banking and Finance; Corporate Tax; Employment; Real Estate Finance; and Corporate Restructuring. The group has expertise in advising a range of clients including private and owner-managed businesses, family offices and High Net Worth individuals.

The lateral hire of Stuart creates a ten-partner practice that provides clients with the highest levels of technical expertise and industry insight. With strong ties into the firms’ Private Client and Real Estate teams, Forsters’ Corporate offering can advise in co-ordination with other experts or as a standalone function delivering specific and sector-driven thinking.

Our Insights

"Our staff, our clients and other friends of Forsters have always had a wide range of charitable interests. The financial help offered by the partners through the Trust reflects a commitment to charity that has come to form an essential part of the firm's ethos. It is exciting to see the variety of good causes supported each year."
David Robinson, Consultant and Trustee since 1998