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Emily Exton

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Forsters LLP

Work Department

Dispute resolution.


Emily is head of Forsters’ dispute resolution practice. She specialises in the handling and resolution of a wide variety of disputes in both the commercial and private client worlds. With a strong background in dispute resolution, her focus is private client litigation where her experience includes acting in relation to cases involving challenges to the validity of wills (including lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence claims), rectification claims, removal of executors, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, breach of trust claims, trustee fees disputes and professional negligence claims arising in the context of trust and estates work. She also acts in Court of Protection matters including applications for statutory wills and for the appointment and removal of deputies.


Trained Frere Cholmeley Bischoff; qualified 1995. Frere Cholmeley Bischoff 1993-98; Forsters LLP 1998 to date; partner Forsters LLP 2010.


Law Society; Association of Contentious Trusts & Probate Specialists.


Pimlico School, London; Oxford University (1990 BA in PPE).


Running, hillwalking, reading, crosswords and family.

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Forsters LLP's 'very down-to-earth group' has some 'genuine talent within the ranks. It enjoys great personal relationships with its clients, who are not just other customers for them'. The full-service disputes team has broad expertise across  the commercial, corporate and private wealth sectors, which compliment the firm's contentious teams in property, construction and family. The team also regularly handles matters with multi-jurisdictional elements. Emily Exton heads the dispute resolution group, which also includes Benedict Walton, Andrew Head and senior solicitors Christopher Bacon and Bryan Shacklady. Roberta Harvey joined from Charles Russell Speechlys LLP to strengthen the team's contentious trust and estates practice.

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London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Emily Exton - Forsters LLP

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Forsters LLP was pleased to recently add Roberta Harvey to its ranks from Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. The team handles complex and sensitive matters for high-net-worth individuals and sometimes high-profile clients. Emily Exton heads the team and focuses on handling disputes in the private wealth sector where she regularly acts for trustees and wealthy individuals and families. Catharine Bell frequently advises on complex, high-end international trust and estate disputes, with multiple cross-border and conflict of law issues. Bell advises high-net-worth individuals and their trustees on the creation and fortification of trust vehicles and other succession planning structures for asset protection and wealth preservation.

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