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Emily Exton

Head of Dispute Resolution, Key Partner in Contentious Trust and Probate Team  |  Forsters
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Administration of estates and trusts
Dispute resolution

Q&A

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

Bringing an end to years of litigation between two, third-generation brothers over the control of the family business and the trust structure in which it is held has been both intellectually and personally very satisfying. I have enjoyed identifying solutions which take account of the particular family dynamics and building a long term relationship between my clients and Forsters.

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

Remember that, although clients need to know you care about and will fight hard for their interests, it is important to retain sufficient objectivity to be able to guide them towards an achievable solution.

What is your favourite quote?

"I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it," Groucho Marx.