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Collyer Bristow LLP

4 BEDFORD ROW, LONDON, WC1R 4TF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 7363
DX:
163 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Web:
www.collyerbristow.com
Geneva, London

William Hancock

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 7468 7301
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Collyer Bristow LLP

Work Department

Tax and estate planning, Media and culture

Position

William is a partner in the Tax and Estate Planning team. He advises on contentious and non-contentious private client matters. Areas of practice include domestic and overseas trusts, residence and domicile, wills and succession, cross-border set ups, heritage property, charity and philanthropy, tax and compliance. William also leads an advisory service in art matters, including the collection, preservation, maintenance and disposition of things.

Career

William trained at Withers and qualified into the Private Client department in September 1987. He joined Collyer Bristow as a partner in March 2014 from Speechly Bircham.

Member

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists, the Professional Advisers to the International Art Market, Heritage Group of Professional Advisers and the Charity Law Association.

Education

Southampton University – LLB; Hertford College, Oxford University – BCL.


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Collyer Bristow LLP has a ‘very strong line up of lawyers in its personal tax and estate planning team’. Peter Daniel has a ‘broad knowledge of tax and estate planning. He delivers advice that is well thought out, clearly communicated and is sound. He is also extremely good at building relationships with clients and advisors alike and possesses a very good professional network’. Daniel Simon is a ‘thought leader in the private client world and has extremely sound knowledge coupled with a strong professional network and client base’. James Badcock heads the team and William Hancock is experienced in cross-border matters with particular knowledge of estate planning for Scandinavian clients. The majority of the team’s work is cross border and it has an excellent understanding of offshore trust structures. It has particular focus on Switzerland, the United States, Russia and the Middle East.

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