1 April 2021

Forsters' top ranked Private Wealth practice promotes three to Partner

Forsters, the leading Private Wealth firm, is delighted to announce the promotion of three Senior Associates to Partner on 1 April 2021. Patricia Boon, George Mitchell and Jeremy Robertson will take the number of Partners in the firm's Private Client group to 18.

Forsters' Private Wealth practice is central to the firm's offering and its quality has been recognised by its consistent top rankings in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide and The Legal 500. The Private Client group has won Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious STEP awards for three years running and is led by partner, Xavier Nicholas.

Patricia Boon trained at Lawrence Graham LLP (Gowling WLG), where she qualified into the Private Client group in 2013. She was part of the 16-strong team that moved to Forsters in May 2017. Patricia advises on tax, trusts, cross-border estate planning and family governance. Her practice is focussed on Asia, where her clients include the next generation within Asia-based families.

Having trained at Forsters and qualified into the Private Client practice in 2013, Jeremy Robertson advises on a broad range of personal tax, trust and estate planning matters for UK and international clients. He looks after several significant existing client relationships for the group, as well as developing new relationships in other jurisdictions, with a focus on Switzerland.

George Mitchell trained and qualified at Slaughter and May before joining Forsters in 2015 to transition to private client work. He draws on his knowledge of corporate tax and his understanding of corporate structures in advising UK-based entrepreneurs and families in relation to their ownership of family businesses.

The addition of three new Partners is a reflection of the team's long-term commitment to the development of the next generation of its lawyers through organic growth. The practice, which is one of the largest in London, is cited by commentators as a leader in the market that is seen as a go to for complex work with an international dimension.

Xavier Nicholas, Partner and Head of Private Client commented: “It is a real pleasure to welcome Patricia, Jeremy and George to the partnership. Their promotion in the same year reflects the strength of talent that we are fortunate to have in the next generation of our lawyers. It also highlights the breadth of the group's practice, with each of the three new partners bringing something different in terms of geographical focus or areas of expertise. They are an outstanding addition to the partnership."

Patricia Boon, Partner, Private Client commented: "I am delighted to have been promoted to Partner in our award-winning Private Client team. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to enhance our international network in the areas of tax, trusts, cross-border estate planning, and family governance, and to continue to develop our Asia client base."

Jeremy Robertson, Partner, Private Client commented: "I feel lucky to work alongside a fantastic group of lawyers in Forsters' award-winning Private Client team. I am delighted to have been promoted to partner, having trained and qualified at Forsters in 2013, and I am excited to be embarking on the next stage of my legal career at the firm."

George Mitchell, Partner, Private Client commented: "It is an exciting time to be joining the partnership team in Forsters’ top ranked Private Client group. Using my experience of advising on corporate transactions, I will focus on expanding the firm's services for UK based owners of family businesses and senior executives. I look forward to continuing to work with our Corporate team to advise entrepreneurs on the ownership structure of their business interests and their succession plans."

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