Roberta Harvey

Roberta Harvey

Partner, Head of Contentious Trusts and Estates

Roberta is the Head of Contentious Trusts and Estates within our Dispute Resolution team.

Roberta is highly skilled in conducting trust-based disputes in numerous offshore and domestic jurisdictions. She advises trustees, protectors, and beneficiaries. Her recent track record includes worldwide freezing injunctions, disclosure, asset tracing and recovery, validity issues, breach of trust, and Hasting Bass applications.

She also has significant experience in advising personal representatives, beneficiaries and charities in will and estate disputes. Roberta uses her deep knowledge of acting on contentious matters to advise trustees and settlors on risk management when establishing trusts. She also works closely with Forsters' highly regarded Family team with the preparation of pre and post nuptial agreements. Roberta has higher rights of audience. She is also co-founder of the "Fresh Perspectives" annual trust litigation conference.

Roberta joined Forsters in January 2019.

Awards and recognitions

  • Private Client Global Elite 2019


T: +44 207 399 4868
M: +44 7827 829325

"She has very sound instincts and she's always able to find the nub of the case." Chambers HNW Guide, 2020
"She is incredibly accomplished; she is right at the top of her game." Chambers HNW Guide, 2019
"Expertise in dealing with high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth families with a global exposure is very obvious from the moment they are engaged."  
The Legal 500, 2020