4 April 2016

Patrick Harney is appointed Forsters' Head of Private Client

Forsters today announced the appointment of Patrick Harney to the position of Head of Private Client where he will provide strategic guidance and continue to advise clients.

Patrick joined Forsters in 2007 as a partner in the Private Client team and has over 19 years of experience in tax trust and estate planning in the UK, Ireland and the US.  He is well regarded for advising clients in the UK with US interests.  He is recognised in The Legal 500 and regularly lectures at international trust and estates conferences.

He succeeds partners Fiona Smith and Andrew Lane who have held the position jointly and will now fully focus on client commitments.

Forsters' Private Client team is a core practice in the firm with almost 40 specialists, including 10 partners, advising high net worth individuals, families and their business interests.

Smita Edwards, Senior Partner said:  "I am delighted that Patrick has become our new Head of Private Client.  He has a sterling reputation for delivering exceptional client service and we look forward to his leadership, energy and enthusiasm."

Patrick Harney commented: "I am delighted to become the Head of Private Client at such a dynamic time in the private wealth planning world.  I feel proud to be part of a team that has successfully evolved to meet the needs of our clients as their tax positions become increasingly international and complex.  I look forward to leading the team to maintain our standards and help drive the strategy of the firm."

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