Simon Blain > Forsters LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Forsters LLP
31 HILL STREET
LONDON
W1J 5LS
England

Work Department

Family

Position

Partner

Career

Simon is highly regarded by both clients and his peers, he brings his considerable expertise to bear to help separating couples resolve issues in a constructive manner. He has a particular strength in complex financial cases, often involving trusts, family businesses and assets in more than one jurisdiction.

Working closely with colleagues in the private wealth sector to provide a seamless service to high net worth individuals and their families, Simon is able to advise on the family law aspects of wealth protection, including prenuptial and cohabitation agreements. He has a thriving children law practice and has assisted parents in all aspects of the law relating to children. He has a specialist interest in the cross-border movement of children and frequently provides guidance on international surrogacy and applications for parental orders.

Simon is an elected member of the national committee of Resolution, the leading membership organisation for specialist family lawyers, and is the organisation’s treasurer.

He joined Forsters in April 2019 from Penningtons Manches LLP.

Memberships

The Law Society

Resolution

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Family

(Next Generation Partners)

Simon BlainForsters LLP

The team at Forsters LLP is ‘incredibly well respected – and for good reason. The team does everything with real class’. It is led by Joanne Edwards who is a ‘dynamo’ and has a ‘good stable of associates’. It is continuing to see an increased flow of complex cross-jurisdictional work in nuptial agreements; child arrangements and financial cases (which often have complicated trusts and financial structures). Rosie Schumm is frequently instructed in complex litigation for families with substantial wealth across multiple jurisdictions. Simon Blain has a particular strength in difficult financial cases often involving trusts, family business and assets in more than one jurisdiction. There have been changes to the team –  Matthew Brunsdon Tully is now at Wedlake Bell LLP while senior associate Guy Mawson joined the team from Harbottle & Lewis LLP.