1 April 2021

Forsters promotes three to Counsel

Forsters, the leading specialist Private Wealth and Real Estate law firm, will be promoting Joe Beeston (Employment), Emma Gosling (Property Litigation) and Anna Marie Short (Residential Developments) to Counsel with effect from 1 April 2021.

Joe Beeston joined Forsters’ Employment team in December 2018 from Clifford Chance LLP and has previously completed secondments at two global banks. Joe now leads the firm’s employment offering and advises senior executives and businesses across all of our sector groups. His expertise is broad and covers immigration and data protection matters, whistle blowing, redundancies, disciplinaries and investigations, as well as advising on all employment aspects arising on corporate transactions. He is an expert client manager and works closely with our Corporate, Dispute Resolution and Private Client teams. Joe commented: “I am delighted to be promoted to Counsel and excited about the prospect of building upon our current employment practice. We already do some great work – much with an international dimension – and this promotion gives me a stronger platform on which to develop this, meeting the ever-growing needs and demands of our corporate, private wealth and real estate clients.”

Emma Gosling trained at Forsters, qualifying into the Property Litigation team in September 2009. She covers all areas of commercial and residential property litigation with a particular focus on residential disputes and leasehold enfranchisement. Emma manages several high-profile client relationships and is adept at running complex enfranchisement and block disputes. She comments: “Having trained at Forsters I am delighted to be moving to this next phase of my career with such an excellent team around me in our Property Litigation practice. This promotion reflects the reputation we have built and continue to build in residential property litigation and in my particular case, in complex enfranchisement and service charge disputes.”

Anna Marie Short trained at Forsters, qualifying into the Residential team in September 2007. She has a wide breadth of experience across all practice areas of residential property, including acting for private individuals, companies and investors, and acting for landed estates in dealing with their property interests. Anna Marie commented: “During my time in the Residential team I have had the opportunity to work in all areas of our broad practice and have specialised in high-value developments. With the experience I have built up over the last five years managing our 18-strong Residential Developments team, I am excited about using the platform of Counsel to help further grow our practice while ensuring that the team continues to deliver best-in-class service to our diverse client base.”

Joe, Emma and Anna Marie all have exceptional technical ability in their chosen practice areas and share a commitment to the highest standards of client service. Forsters’ Counsel Appointment Criteria is based on personal qualities, standards of performance, and long-term value to the firm’s clients and wider business objectives. Forsters is committed to offering all lawyers the opportunity to develop their careers in ways that best equip them to achieve their full potential.

Emily Exton, Managing Partner commented: “I am really pleased to be announcing the promotion of three highly skilled Forsters lawyers to Counsel. We believe in investing in our people and these promotions are evidence of our ongoing work to create and support the next generation of leading lawyers. Joe, Emma and Anna Marie are all experts in their respective areas of law and are highly valued by our clients for the practical and commercial advice that they give.”

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