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Forsters is a leading London law firm based in Mayfair which delivers exceptional legal advice to clients principally drawn from the real estate and private wealth sectors.

Forsters is a leading London law firm based in Mayfair which delivers exceptional legal advice to clients principally drawn from the real estate and private wealth sectors.


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Forsters is a leading London law firm based in Mayfair which delivers exceptional legal advice to clients principally drawn from the real estate and private wealth sectors.








A Guide for US Purchasers of UK Residential Property | Emma Gillies, Rosie Schumm, Charles Miéville

Private Wealth partners Charles Mieville, Emma Gillies and Rosie Schumm join podcast host, Miri Stickland, to talk about the tax and legal implications for US connected persons considering acquiring a residential property in the UK. Charles shares his thoughts on the outlook for the residential market in the UK, as well as recent changes to the property tax regime, Emma explains some of the key cross-border issues at play and the estate planning options available, and Rosie gives her...


Graduate Recruitment 2021 | Vicki Towers, Emily Holdstock, Holly Meldrum

Partners Vicki Towers and Emily Holdstock along with Graduate Recruitment manager Holly Meldrum join host Miri Stickland for our latest podcast focusing on Graduate Recruitment at Forsters. The team talk through how this year’s training contract process differs from previous years, the key dates and deadlines and offer some more top tips for candidates. As Vicki hands over as lead Graduate Recruitment partner to Emily later this year, they also reflect on Vicki’s legacy and what the future...


Residential Leasehold Reform | Damian Greenish, Tony Radevsky

The two leading authorities on residential leasehold reform, and co-authors of Hague on Leasehold Enfranchisement, Damian Greenish, Senior Consultant at Forsters and Tony Radevsky, Barrister at Falcon Chambers, join podcast host Miri Stickland to provide a short history of enfranchisement rights and their views on the need for modernisation in light of the Government’s recent announcement proposing wide-sweeping residential leasehold reforms.


Residential leaseholders: the complexities of undertaking alterations

Partners Lucy Barber and Charles Miéville from our Residential Property team join More Than Law podcast host, Miri Stickland, to discuss the impact of recent case law on residential leaseholders carrying out alterations to their premises and provide practical advice on the other issues leaseholders need to be mindful of before commencing works.


Strategic land | Christopher Findley, Henry Cecil, Ben Brayford, Victoria Du Croz

Our latest More Than Law podcast features our cross-departmental strategic land team, with host Miri Stickland talking to partners Christopher Findley and Henry Cecil from the Rural Property team, Commercial Real Estate partner Ben Brayford and Planning partner Victoria Du Croz. Discussion points include what we mean by “strategic land”, who are the key parties and their particular drivers and concerns, and the key components needed for a successful strategic land development.


The Luxury Residential Property Market | Helen Marsh, Oliver Claridge

In our latest podcast, host Miri Stickland is joined by Residential Property Partner, Helen Marsh, and Tax Associate, Oliver Claridge, to discuss the impact of the last year on the high value residential property market and our ever-evolving property tax regime. Join us to hear how we are helping clients achieve speedy completions and for a discussion of potential tax reliefs that purchasers should be alive to. Helen and Oliver also reflect on the trends which are currently emerging in the...


Build To Rent - BTR | Helen Streeton, Elizabeth Small, Matt Evans

On our latest More Than Law podcast, host Miri Stickland is joined by three members of our Build To Rent group who provide their insights into the sector. Commercial Real Estate Partner Helen Streeton talks through the types of sites being acquired for BTR schemes, who the key players are as the project progresses and how the funding risk profile differs on a BTR development scheme. Partner Elizabeth Small from our Tax team discusses the importance of focusing on tax structuring at the...


Breaking Good – Demystifying separation and divorce

Marcus and Jo are joined by top family lawyer Rosie Schumm to talk about common misconceptions about family law, divorce during Covid and the lure of Ally McBeal...


Fire Safety and Cladding | Andrew Parker, Dan Cudlipp, Sarah Heatley

Podcast host, Miri Stickland, talks to Construction partner Andrew Parker, associate Dan Cudlipp and Property Litigation associate Sarah Heatley, about the findings and recommendations so far from the ongoing Grenfell inquiry, new legislation coming forward in the form of the Building Safety Bill, practical issues being encountered on sales and refinancings of high-rise residential units and what options may be available to cover the costs of any remediation works required. “Phase 2 of the...


Planning Reforms | Victoria Du Croz, Laura Parrish

Podcast host, Miri Stickland, is joined by Head of Planning, Partner Victoria Du Croz, and senior associate, Laura Parrish, to discuss the impact of recent changes to the Use Classes Order and Permitted Development Rights as well as further planning reforms which are still to come. “Some clients are really happy with the increased flexibility the new Use Class E offers in terms of how they can use their space. Other landlord clients have been concerned that tenants are able to change the use...


Wrenbridge | Jeff Wilson and Victoria Towers

Podcast host Miri Stickland is joined in our latest podcast by Jeff Wilson, Director at property investment and development company Wrenbridge, and Commercial Real Estate partner Vicki Towers to talk about the evolution of Wrenbridge’s business and how their schemes are designed with the logistics occupiers of the future in mind.


The logistics sector from a contractor’s perspective | Eddie McGillycuddy, Chris Gleave

In our latest podcast, host Miri Stickland is joined by Glencar Construction’s Managing Director, Eddie McGillycuddy and Director Chris Gleave, alongside Construction Partner Emily Holdstock, to talk through the current logistics market, some of the key challenges faced by contractors and the impact of tenants’ increasingly sophisticated technology requirements on the build process.


COVID-19 and Real Estate | Magnus Hassett, Ben Barrison, Emily Holdstock

Podcast host, Knowledge Development Lawyer Miri Stickland, is joined by a trio of partners, Magnus Hassett from Commercial Real Estate, Ben Barrison from Property Litigation and Emily Holdstock from our Construction team, to discuss some of the issues we have seen affecting the real estate market as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Telecoms | Anna Mullins and Louise Irvine

Prior to lockdown, podcast host Miri Stickland chatted to fellow Knowledge Development Lawyer, Louise Irvine and Senior Associate, Anna Mullins about the impact in practice of the controversial Electronic Communications Code.


Residential SDLT | Oliver Claridge, Georgina Haddon

Podcast host, Miri Stickland, chats to Oliver Claridge from Forsters’ tax group and Georgina Haddon from the residential property team about the impact of recent changes to the already complex residential SDLT regime and their top tips for overseas buyers.


Corporate Occupiers | Glenn Dunn

Miri Stickland talks to Glenn Dunn, head of Forsters’ corporate occupiers sector group, about the current central London office market, key considerations when planning an office relocation and the recent move to agile working for the Forsters’ Commercial Real Estate team in our new offices at Berkeley Square House.


Graduate Recruitment Applications | Victoria Towers, Holly Meldrum

Summary: With applications for 2020 vacation schemes and 2022 training contracts now open, Graduate Recruitment partner Victoria Towers and Graduate Recruitment co-ordinator Holly Meldrum join podcast host Miri Stickland to talk through some of the questions they get asked most frequently by potential candidates.


Trainees and their Supervisors | Emily Holdstock, Tamsin Collingridge

Senior Associate, Emily Holdstock, and first year Trainee, Tamsin Collingridge, talk to Miri Stickland about the “special relationship” between trainees and their supervisors, including the value that supervisors can bring in mentoring trainees, the feedback and review process and the attributes that are highly valued in Forsters' trainees.


The London Residential Property Market | Helen Marsh, Georgina Haddon

What does the prime residential property market in London look like at the moment? Residential Property partner Helen Marsh and associate Georgina Haddon join podcast host Miri Stickland to discuss the level of activity they are seeing, drivers for overseas investment into London and challenges affecting the market, including the proposed leasehold reforms.


Cladding | Andrew Parker, Dan Cudlipp

Construction partner Andrew Parker and associate Dan Cudlipp talk to podcast host Miri Stickland about the impact of recent regulatory changes to the use of cladding on high rise buildings and who is responsible for the cost of replacing existing combustible cladding.