The history of Forrester Sylvester Mackett
Forrester Sylvester Mackett is a merger of Forrester & Forrester and Sylvester Mackett, two of Wiltshire’s oldest and most respected law firms with histories beginning in the 1800s.
Sylvester Mackett’s roots go back to 1894 when Paul Sylvester opened his first office in Wicker Hill, Trowbridge. The success of the firm was such that shortly after World War I it expanded to include a new partner, Fred Mackett. Our connection with Paul Sylvester is still in evidence, with our Trowbridge office at Castle House originally the Sylvester family home.
William Forrester was one of two partners who set up a successful practice in Malmesbury in 1855, and his son opened Forrester & Forrester in Chippenham some 80 years later. The firm grew rapidly as they continued to operate successfully.
The two firms were always very active in the local business and social community, with their ethos of strong community links remaining part and parcel of who we are today.