Anthony Thompson


The Law Society



Anthony Thompson

Partner, Private Client

Anthony advises on estate planning for high net worth private clients; the creation and structuring of trusts (both for individuals and professional trustees), family governance and general tax planning work.

He has advised high net worth clients for over 30 years. Many of his clients originate from outside the UK and he has particular expertise in advising clients from the Middle East. 

Much of Anthony's work involves advising individuals and families on their international estate planning. This includes advice on trust structuring, succession planning, family governance, residence, domicile and UK taxation. A major element of his role is to understand the family's needs and concerns and to design and put in place estate planning structures to meet those requirements.

He is consistently recognised as a leading practitioner and over the past decade has been named as Citywealth's Private Client Lawyer of the Year in 2014, listed as one of the Top 20 Men in Private Wealth by Citywealth and by ePrivateClient as one of the 50 Most Influential Private Client Practitioners.

Anthony joined Forsters with the rest of the Gowling WLG London Private Client team in May 2017. Prior to this, he was Head of Gowling WLG's Private Client team (formerly Lawrence Graham) for 10 years. He qualified as a Solicitor in 1985.

Awards and recognitions

  • Private Client Global Elite 2019
  • Legal 500 UK, Leading Individual 2019
  • Legal Week Private Client Global Elite 2018
  • Legal Week PC Global Elite 2017
"The people are what make Forsters such a great place to work. I am surrounded by highly talented and experienced lawyers who I have an opportunity to learn from every day. Everyone is very approachable and you are supported and encouraged to become the best lawyer you can be."
Alice Gordon-Finlayson, Associate, Planning