Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)

Emily Exton

Managing Partner, Dispute Resolution

Emily is Managing Partner of Forsters, having been appointed in February 2020.

Working with Senior Partner Natasha Rees and the rest of the senior leadership team she is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm and its financial and operational performance.

Prior to becoming Managing Partner Emily specialised in contentious trusts and estates work. She joined Forsters on its creation in 1998, becoming a partner in 2010. Between 2015-2020 Emily was Head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution group.

Emily is recognised as a 'Leading Individual' in The Legal 500 2023 edition and an 'Eminent Practitioner' in the Chambers HNW Guide 2022.

Awards and recognitions


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“The most emotionally intelligent lawyer I have ever met, and intellectually brilliant. She is so incredibly easy to work with.” The Legal 500, 2024
“She is a special kind of lawyer. Emily is so good with clients and fantastic at injecting enthusiasm into a team.” Chambers HNW Guide, 2023
"They are committed to their work and are very good at what they do but they don’t let this impede on their personal and friendly way in which they do it. It is a friendly service.”
The Legal 500 UK, 2023