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Henry Cecil

Partner, Private Client

Henry acts for a wide variety of landowners and estates and in addition he has a number of trustee roles.

He focuses on property work predominantly in relation to the purchase of estates, farms and country houses and related property issues. He also has involvement in a number of London-based property transactions. Additionally, Henry advises clients on succession and estate planning matters.

From his professional and personal involvement managing estates, he is often able to use his personal experience and knowledge for the benefit of many of his clients and empathise with their concerns. Henry also acts for clients in relation to planning promotion and development agreements. Henry is part of the Strategic Land and Development Team.

Henry is ranked in the Chambers UK and HNW guides for his work on agriculture and rural affairs and high value residential respectively. He is also recognised in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame as well as being classified as a 'Top Recommended Lawyer' in the Spear's 500 directory.


Vineyards & Wineries

Forsters are delighted to be launching our Vineyards & Wineries practice. The cross-departmental team draws upon our strengths from across the firm, a combination of expertise that is rare if not unique in the market. The increasing number of vineyards we look after complements our exceptional book of landed estates, and is testament to our ability to look after landowning clients, whatever their business and whatever challenges they face.

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The Life Cycle of Family Wealth

From growing a business to starting a family or handing over control of that business to the next generation, every individual has their own goals to aspire to. Our Private Wealth lawyers advise our clients throughout this family life cycle, providing the legal advice required for specific transactions such as purchasing a home or selling a business, whilst also advising on the long-term opportunities for succession and estate planning.

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Buying and selling luxury residential property in a competitive market

The purchase or sale of a high value home requires expert legal advice to manage the complexities involved. Our lawyers are dedicated to sharing their knowledge to enable you to navigate the legal practicalities of buying and selling high value assets. We will support you through every stage of the process, and with the largest dedicated Residential Property team in London, we have the strength to do this. Visit our Hub to learn more.

Forsters' Luxury Residential Property Hub


Awards and recognitions

Contact

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"Henry Cecil is a great lawyer in the space who understands the rural affairs area really well." Chambers UK Guide, 2024
"Henry is a great person to work with on property matters, with strong service levels and commerciality at its core. He is very pragmatic, straightforward, and has a good bedside manner." Chambers UK Guide, 2023
"The firm has a long history, which gives it gravitas, but it is actually quite young, which reflects in the outlook of its lawyers.  People like working with each other and that helps with the sense of camaraderie and mutual support."
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