Withers fails to prevent Forsters raid

Forsters has completed its four-partner raid on Withers despite legal wrangling over the departures.

Partners Andrew Lane in private client and Craigie Pearson in corporate will transfer to Forsters on 30 June, joining Penny Elliott and Catherine Hill.

Withers threatened legal action over the raid, which emerged in March last year. Landed estates partner Elliott joined Forsters in 2008, while private client partner Hill joined in March 2009.