Carole Cook > Forsters LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Forsters LLP

Work Department

Private client.




Carole advises UK and overseas individuals on tax, trust, estate and succession planning and philanthropic matters.  Much of her work has an international element and frequently involves cross-border estate planning and coordinating matters for clients with assets in a number of different jurisdictions. 

Her clients include entrepreneurs, non-UK domiciled and non-UK resident individuals, family offices and the owners of landed estates. Carole also advises trustees (both in the UK and elsewhere) on tax matters and in relation to their duties.

Carole joined Forsters as a partner in 2005 from Nicholson Graham & Jones, where she had been a partner since 1999.

She is recognised as a leading individual in her area of practice by the legal directory Chambers and is recommended by Citywealth.


Law Society
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (member of the technical committee);


Leicester University (1984 LLB).


Riding, theatre and cinema.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

It is the level of expertise’ at Forsters LLP  ‘combined with its ‘can-do’ attitude that attracts clients’ with Xavier Nicholas  at the helm. It has a large private wealth practice with a pre-eminent reputation for its advice to domestic and international HNW and UNHW clients on a range of complex cross-border and high-value taxation, estate planning and trust structuring matters. It continues to enjoy a regular stream of instructions on multi-billion pound matters for its international client base. Clients include major entrepreneurs, multi-generational families, trustees of significant cross-border estates and well-known artists. Carole Cook  is well-regarded for her work on complex tax and trust issues. Kelly Noel-Smith  acts for some of the world’s richest families, including Middle Eastern royalty, Greek shipping families and entrepreneurs. Anthony Thompson  is among the leading advisers to Middle Eastern UNHW clients. James Brockhurst has recently been promoted to the partnership. ‘For such very clever people, they are also incredibly nice and easy to deal with’.