Catherine Hill > Forsters LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Forsters LLP

Work Department

Private client.




Catherine has been advising individuals and their families on estate planning matters for more than 25 years.  She has extensive experience in managing complex estates, both in the UK and abroad, and particular strength in devising holding structures for family wealth including companies, partnership and trusts.

She works closely with the Corporate and Family teams at Forsters to deliver strategic advice on asset structuring, succession and taxation from both the personal and commercial point of view.  She has particular expertise in establishing family investment companies and an interest in all aspects of philanthropy.  Within the practice, she focusses on building the firm’s client base of UK domiciled and resident clients.

In addition to her mix of clients with businesses and private wealth, she acts for a number of significant landed estates and for living artists and those investing in art so that she has an in-depth knowledge of agricultural and heritage property taxation in addition to the more corporate-focussed tax legislation, such as business property relief and entrepreneur’s relief.

Catherine is fluent in French and qualified as a solicitor in in 1996 at Withers, where she was also a partner.  She joined Forsters as a partner in 2008.

Catherine has been recommended in a variety of leading directories including Super Lawyers, The Legal 500 and the Citywealth Leaders List.


Law Society.


Hertford College, Oxford (1986 MA).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Art and cultural property

The versatile team at Forsters LLP has a wealth of experience in acting for collectors, artists, galleries and auction houses in addition to the owners of historic houses. Clients also include globally renowned living artists, as well as private collectors and art institutions with culturally significant assets. Catherine Hill heads the team and is recommended for her work on a range of legacy, succession and taxation issues. Rupert Mead advises the owners of landed estates on a myriad of taxation issues.