Forsters expands contentious trusts and estates team with partner hire from Charles Russell Speechlys

07/01/2019 News Team

Forsters has further expanded with the lateral hire of partner Roberta Harvey from Charles Russell Speechlys.

She joined the firm today, Monday 7 January, and will work with fellow partners Emily Exton and Catharine Bell as part of the firm's dedicated contentious trusts and estates (CTE) practice.

She has particular experience and expertise in conducting complex trust and estate disputes both in the UK and offshore. Ms Harvey advises private individuals, fiduciaries (including trustees, executors, protectors and deputies) and charities.

Emily Exton, head of dispute resolution and CTE partner, commented: “Roberta’s arrival signals Forsters' clear commitment to CTE work. This is an important part of our overall private wealth offering and as a three partner practice we will be able to provide clients with an enhanced approach and service.”

Ms Harvey further commented “I am delighted to join Emily and Catharine. Our combined ability to advise clients across a wide range of complex and demanding matters both in this jurisdiction and internationally will ensure that Forsters remains a leading player in the CTE market.”

The Forsters CTE team deals with all types of domestic and international trust and estate disputes and works together with the firm's private wealth team (comprising 21 partners and 38 associates) which offers advice on all aspects of domestic and international wealth planning including matrimonial matters.

Based in Mayfair, London, Forsters has 56 partners and over 400 members of staff.

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