1 April 2022

Forsters promotes 10 lawyers in record year

Forsters, the leading London real estate and private client law firm, announces today that it has promoted six Senior Associates to Partner and four to Counsel. This is the single largest round of promotions that the firm has recorded in in its 24-year history. Forsters now has 66 partners and 420 other members of staff.

Emily Exton, Managing Partner at Forsters, commented: “We have promoted 10 talented lawyers from across our practice areas, reflecting the fantastic talent pool we have at Forsters and the strength of the firm’s business. Each of these exceptional individuals has already established a strong market profile and has a track record of providing technically excellent advice to our growing client base while also contributing to our positive working culture. I look forward to working with them as they continue to develop in their new roles.”

The promotions to Partner are as follows:

The promotions to Counsel are as follows:

James Brockhurst, new Partner in our Private Client team, commented: “Forsters is an extremely powerful player in my sector, private wealth, so I am delighted to be joining the partnership. I will be working with clients and intermediaries in the offshore market, and especially look forward to promoting our business in the Middle East. Alongside this, I will continue to work on a deep level in the cryptoassets space, as that industry grows rapidly.”

Jade Capper, new Partner in our Commercial Real Estate team, commented: “I am delighted to have been promoted to Partner during my 10th year at Forsters. Having trained at Forsters, I am excited to be embarking on this new role at the firm and to continue working with our brilliant Commercial Real Estate team and fantastic clients on a broad range of investment and development work. I look forward to further contributing to the team and the firm as a whole, and helping to grow our already formidable network of industrial and logistics clients and advising them on complex and interesting high value deals.”

Amy France, new Partner in our Commercial Real Estate team, commented: “I am delighted to have been promoted to Partner. Having trained at Forsters it is a very special opportunity for me to join the next generation of Partners who will help to steer the firm forward. I am looking forward to leading the Later Living practice within the Commercial Real Estate team and advising our clients who are investing in this exciting growth sector. I will be working alongside the other real estate partners to ensure that our clients receive the fantastic Forsters’ service that we are rightly recognised for.”

Anthony Goodmaker, new Partner in our Commercial Real Estate team, commented: “Having trained at the firm, to become a Partner at Forsters really means a lot to me. I am incredibly proud and excited to be making this step up at such an interesting time for the real estate industry. I am keen to build on our existing network of fantastic clients across the spectrum of investment and development work, with a particular focus on the industrial and logistics sector. As a Partner, I look forward to further contributing to our team and the firm as a whole.”

Caroline Harbord, new Partner in our Dispute Resolution team, commented: “I feel so proud to now count myself among the partners here at Forsters. In addition to being home to fantastic lawyers, the firm is a trail blazer on gender equality and has fostered a culture which really promotes thought leadership. As a partner in the Dispute Resolution team, I look forward to continuing to build my commercial litigation practice, and in particular helping trustees and other parties recover offshore investment losses.”

Anna Mullins, new Partner in our Property Litigation team, commented: "I am delighted to have been promoted to partner in our highly-regarded property litigation team. This promotion reflects the success and growth of our team. I look forward to working strategically with the partners in our award-winning commercial real estate and residential practices to ensure that we continue to grow and deliver a first-class service to our clients."

Michael Armstrong, new Counsel in our Private Client team, commented: "Having trained at Forsters, I am delighted to have been promoted to Counsel in our award-winning Private Client group. This promotion confirms the firm's commitment to mental capacity work, and I am looking forward to the chance to develop my practice advising and supporting vulnerable clients and their families."

Polly Reeve, new Counsel in our Rural Property team, commented: “Having been with Forsters since 2010, I am delighted to be moving to this next phase of my career with the support of such an excellent team around me – our top ranked Rural Property practice provides a strong platform for this to happen. This promotion reflects the expertise we have built and continue to build in the rural sector and in my particular case, in rural transactions, complex and high value residential and mixed-use developments and renewables. My expertise in rural housing development and green energy projects, particularly solar, battery storage facilities and wind farms in rural areas are key issues for our clients and I will developing a broader practice in this demanding area of law.”

Amanda Sandys, new Counsel in our Family team, commented:
“In my new role as Counsel I will be further developing my expertise in advising and supporting clients who are part of a growing network of modern families, with a focus on the financial and parenting issues that can arise on separation particularly amongst cohabitants. Working closely with the wider team, and building on our strong market reputation, I look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of our practice.”

Bryan Shacklady, new Counsel in our Dispute Resolution team, commented: "I am looking forward to developing further our market leading dispute resolution practice, which is unique in combining highly effective commercial litigation with other practice areas for which Forsters is justifiably renowned."

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