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Nicholas Jacob

Partner  |  Forsters

England and Wales


Family governance
Trust advisory
UK tax advisory


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

Completing a very complex estate and succession plan for a three generational family where we were dealing with nine different jurisdictions, after 3 years’ worth of work.

How did you get into private client?

I believe that dealing with individuals and their complex private affairs is much more interesting than other types of law. However, I was offered a job in private wealth litigation too – which could have led to a comparatively interesting and varied life.

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

Recognise that the private client world is becoming much more international and changing faster than any other legal area. Keep up to date and have vision as to the way the private client world is going before others do.

What is your favourite quote?

“Absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lord Acton.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

My main interest is sport, in that I play tennis, swim, ski and watch it being played. I also enjoy going to the theatre.