Company

Forsters

Location

London

Customer types

Law firm

Sector

Legal Advisory Services

HQ

London

Forsters

Forsters is a top ranked London law firm which delivers exceptional legal advice to UHNW clients.

Taking a joined-up approach, we seek out solutions that embrace the unique needs of each individual or company. Our lawyers' engaged, approachable manner combined with the delivery of concise, clear and commercially-led advice is what helps the firm to develop long-term client relationships.

Our award-winning Private Wealth practice acts as trusted advisers to high net worth individuals and their families in the UK and internationally. We support them through the family life cycle and help them to realise their long-term and often multi-generational objectives.

Many of our clients have substantial business and property portfolios and our ability to combine the expertise of our Private Wealth lawyers with our market leading Corporate and Real Estate practices enables us to provide holistic advice with an all-round perspective.

We are here to support families achieve their ambitions; our overarching purpose is to grow, preserve and protect our client's interests so that they can focus on what matters to them, no matter what stage in life they are at.

Expertise:

Forsters provides an unrivalled level of comprehensive property law expertise with one of the largest dedicated Residential Property teams in the country. The highly knowledgeable and experienced team handle all aspects of residential property, including:

  • Luxury property sales and purchases
  • Complex development structuring
  • Investment portfolios
  • Estate management
  • Landlord and tenant matters

The team's core expertise falls in their competency to act for high net worth individuals on matters involving assets valued above £10 million. Many of these are long-standing clients who turn to us year on year to act on their property needs.

Another signature strength lies in our ability to advise on the development, marketing and subsequent sales experience of central London residential assets.

Built over many years and due to our long-term involvement in high value and high-profile schemes in Central London and in prime areas across the UK, we have established relationships with notable property agents and other professional advisors.

Landed Estates Expertise:

Forsters has one of the country’s foremost Rural Land and Business practices. Our modern, commercial and efficient approach sets us apart from other leading firms in this sphere. Our expertise encompasses every aspect of Rural Land and Business, from land sale and purchase to agricultural tenancies, from preserving and protecting mineral rights to tidal river schemes, and from easements between neighbours to multi-million-pound development projects.

Family Expertise:

Our Family team covers the full range of family law matters including pre and post nuptial agreements, divorce, financial issues, cohabitation and matters involving children.

We understand that dealing with issues affecting children can be highly sensitive and filled with emotion. At these difficult times, you need to be supported by trusted family lawyers who can manage complex issues in a creative, constructive and pragmatic way while at the same time maintaining an empathetic manner.

Privacy is important to our clients and our innovative approach enables use of the full spectrum of process options, which often bypass the courts.

We provide a comprehensive dispute resolution service with both trained mediators and collaborative lawyers. We understand the value of settlement to our clients but are prepared to litigate if necessary.

Tax and Trusts Expertise:

We know that building and preserving wealth, and handing it on effectively, brings great responsibility. We work closely with our clients to help them in looking after the interests of their families and businesses by planning for the future in a way that is structured but also pragmatic. 

While we are used to advising on very complex matters, we also know that simple solutions are often the best. We have a first-class reputation for our technical understanding of all aspects of UK taxation, but also for our ability to advise (working with professionals in other jurisdictions) on cross-border taxation.

We help to conceive, govern and manage long-term asset holding structures - including trusts, foundations, privately owned investment companies, and partnerships. We have close relationships with fiduciaries and corporate service providers but are strict in maintaining complete independence.

Corporate Expertise:

Understanding the mechanics of a corporate transaction and creating a strategy to keep things moving are the two principles underlying Forsters Corporate practice.

Specialising in helping entrepreneurs, investors and high net worth individuals, our lawyers unravel the complexities of each transaction to ensure our clients' business and wider interests are achieved. Our approach is pragmatic and commercial. We adapt to each transaction, with in depth experience on a wide-range of matters, from M&A, to finance and tax.

International Expertise: Forsters is recognised as a leading law firm offering a comprehensive service to international clients, many of whom have business and personal interests in the UK. Our expertise ranges from advice on structuring global assets to discrete transactions.

We advise international families, with assets and family members in multiple jurisdictions, from Asia, Middle East, US, South America and Europe, with efficient estate planning. Our international team takes regular trips to key jurisdictions to meet clients and intermediaries

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