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Forsters LLP

Real Estate

6 ranked individualsBand 2UKHigh Net Worth 2020 View ranking table

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Forsters is "definitely a name in this space," according to a market insider. The firm advises affluent clients on high-value property transactions in prime central London. One estate agent states: "They are a well-balanced and very communicative team. They are hard-working and go the extra mile to achieve the necessary goal."

Industry sources praise the level of service offered by the team. One reports: "I was extremely impressed with their efficiency and outstanding communication." Another source enthuses: "The team was efficient and, most importantly, applied common sense," before adding: "They are also excellent at clear communication and I could not recommend any improvements."

The firm recently announced that it would be welcoming two new residential property partners, Robert Barham and Charles Mieville, who will join the firm from Cripps Pemberton Greenish.

Notable practitioners

Charles Mieville is described as "a star" by one peer, who continues: "He is extremely thorough and he knows this space inside and out. He is practical, sensible and gets to the heart of a matter quickly." Mieville acts for a variety of individuals and institutions, and an estate agent says: "He is very easy to work with, incredibly professional and switched on."

Chris Myers acts for wealthy individuals and families on high-value property transactions. One legal insider notes that "he is very good on the developer side of things." Another peer comments: "He is good to work with and intelligent."

Helen Marsh advises clients on high-value property transactions as well as landlord and tenant issues. A peer reports: "She is really lovely and very talented. She is a real hard worker and very helpful - I love to see her on the other side of a case." The peer adds: "She is really nice, practical and down to earth." An estate agent remarks: "She is calm, thoughtful, brilliant in front of clients and she knows what she's talking about."

Henry Cecil has significant experience in the purchase and sale of high-value residential property, including estates, farms and country houses. "Henry is excellent," says a buying agent, before adding: "He is very good and I was quite impressed with the quality of his work. I like Henry a lot." A peer notes that "he is always very helpful."

Lucy Barber heads the firm's residential property team and she acts for high net worth individuals in a range of property transactions. One legal adviser observes that "she is known for enfranchisement." Another peer remarks: "She is wonderful, really phenomenal," adding: "I enjoy working with her."

Robert Barham advises several domestic and international clients, and one peer enthuses: "Robert is incredibly helpful, really lovely to work with and really good on the detail of a matter." Another property lawyer says: "He is very approachable, sensible and proactive. He is always acting in clients' interests and he works on finding solutions to problems rather than being entrenched in one point of view."

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UK

Real Estate: High Value Residential


Charles Mieville
Up and Coming
Chris Myers
Band 3
Helen Marsh
Band 4
Henry Cecil
Band 4
Lucy Barber
Band 3
Robert Barham
Band 3