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Emily Exton

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Forsters LLP

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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 'has an excellent reputation for all aspects of commercial litigation'. The dispute resolution team advises both businesses and high-net-worth individuals on commercial, corporate and private client matters and frequently acts in property and construction-related disputes. Emily Exton is dispute resolution head; Benedict Walton  'combines good instincts with an easy client manner'; Andrew Head's disputes work includes  professional indemnity, land issues, civil fraud, tax investigations and group actions arising out of financial mis-selling; and Christopher Bacon is 'a thoughtful, meticulous solicitor'.

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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's team is ‘in the premier league in this field’. Practice head Emily Exton  is a ‘very experienced litigator and is incredibly empathetic with clients’. Catharine Bell  is ‘one of the best managers of very large and complex international private client disputes around’. Soraya Kimber is ‘fantastic’ and Charlotte Evans-Tipping  ‘combines very extensive domestic and international private client experience with excellent client care and extremely hard work’ – both are senior associates. Exton regularly acts for trustees and high-net-worth individuals and families on a wide variety of contentious trusts and probate cases in addition to professional negligence claims that arise in the context of trust and estates work. Bell also has a wealth of experience in advising on high level trusts and estates disputes. The team welcomed the 'technically strong and very pragmatic' Roberta Harvey who joined in January 2019 from Charles Russell Speechlys LLP.

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