Emily Exton > Forsters LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Forsters LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution.


Managing Partner


Emily is managing partner of Forsters. Working closely with the senior leadership team and the wider partnership, she is responsible for the operational management and strategic direction of the firm. Emily is directly involved in financial and regulatory issues, staffing and senior recruitment and all business development activity so as to ensure that Forsters is well positioned to meet the needs of its domestic and international client base and to build on the firm’s long-running success.

In the last ten years, Forsters has experienced significant growth across all practice areas. The firm remains focused on the Real Estate and Private Wealth sectors and is increasing its investment in the Corporate and Dispute Resolution teams. Our strategy is to ensure that our private and commercial clients are provided with a seamless and fully integrated service, whatever the opportunity or issue they are facing.

Emily’s focus prior to becoming managing partner has been her contentious trust and estates practice (CTE). Her experience includes acting in relation to cases involving challenges to the validity of wills, 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 has also regularly handled Court of Protection matters including applications for statutory wills and disputes involving deputies and attorneys.

Emily trained at Frere Cholmeley Bischoff, qualifying in 1995. She moved to Forsters in 1998, became a partner in 2010 and has been Head of Dispute Resolution and a member of Forsters’ Management Board since 2015. Emily was appointed as managing partner in February 2020. The Dispute Resolution team is now led by Benedict Walton (Commercial Disputes) and Roberta Harvey (CTE).


Law Society; Association of Contentious Trusts & Probate Specialists.


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


Running, hillwalking, reading, crosswords and family.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

(Leading individuals)

Emily ExtonForsters LLP

Forsters LLP‘s contentious trusts and estates practice is led by Roberta Harvey, who is known as ‘an incredibly accomplished lawyer and strategist’. The team, which ‘consistently performs at a high level’, is recommended for ‘private clients who want highest level of advice and representation in the world‘. Managing partner Emily Exton – ‘the doyenne in this field‘ – has a background in complex contentious trusts matters.