7 September 2022

Passing the Baton – Natasha Rees and Smita Edwards speak to EG

As Natasha Rees takes over as Senior Partner from Smita Edwards, the pair speak to EG about Forsters, its future, and the upcoming move from Mayfair to Marylebone.

The Forsters pair were quizzed by EG’s Jess Harrold who touched on a number of important issues such as the global events during Edwards' 8-year tenure as Senior Partner, and their effects on the real estate market, as well as how the baton is proudly being passed to former Head of Property Litigation Rees ahead of the firm’s move to Marylebone. The article focuses on key issues such as the commitment to maintaining profitability while also maintaining the firm's unique culture. It also highlights the Forsters partners' commitment to capitalise on the firm's reputation for being an inclusive and friendly place to work by designing their new premises with staff wellbeing and sustainability firmly in mind.

The article concludes that "If Brexit and Covid couldn't throw the firm off course during Edwards' tenure…the looming clouds of recession on the horizon should hold little fear for Rees.”

“Over to you and have some fun,” Edwards says to Rees, smiling. “It’s a great business.”

This article was first published by EG on 2 August 2022 and can be read in full here, behind their paywall, or here.

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