STEP (Affiliate Member)

John FitzGerald

Senior Associate, Private Client

John is a Senior Associate in the Private Client team and advises on a broad range of trust, personal tax and estate planning matters.

His work includes advising both on residence and domicile matters and the establishment and administration of UK and offshore trust structures. He also has significant experience in the use of trusts in a corporate context.

He acts for high net worth individuals (both UK resident and non-UK resident), trustees (including professional trustees), family offices and companies. He has also previously acted for international banks and pension providers.

John is an affiliate member of STEP and received the STEP Student Excellence Award for the joint highest mark in STEP’s Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes in November 2015. He gained distinctions in both the Advanced Certificate in the Administration of Estates and the Advanced Certificate in the Administration of Trusts.

He read Literae Humaniores (Classics), before studying for Master’s degrees in Classical Archaeology at University of Oxford and then Forensic Archaeological Science at University College, London, achieving a distinction in both. He subsequently obtained a distinction in both the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at BPP in London.

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.

An image of a vineyard

Awards and recognitions

"The great thing is that the support is always there if you need it, from partners to paralegals, and working with my fantastic colleagues helps me overcome whatever challenges I may have!"
Anthony Goodmaker, Senior Associate, Commercial Real Estate