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Catharine Bell

Partner  |  Forsters
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Succession planning
Dispute resolution
Asset protection

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

The highlight of my practice stems from the management of conflicts present in most families. I chaired an intergenerational gathering of 50 members of the same family to achieve a consensus on the division of family wealth. I had to navigate through multiple differences in approach and personality and eventually assisted in achieving a workable consensus. I then drafted the follow-up documentation which was both creative and technical.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Do not be afraid of delivering the hard messages to clients.

What is your favourite quote?

"I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong."