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66 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3LH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3375 7000
Fax:
Fax 020 3375 7001
DX:
32 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk
Farrer & Co, William Massey, London, ENGLAND

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William Massey

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7000
Email:
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Family.

Position

William Massey is a partner at Farrer & Co and head of the family team. He has specialised in family law since 1991 and has wide experience in money and children cases on relationship breakdown with particular emphasis on complex financial situations. His cases often involve issues covering trusts, companies, tax, pensions and other jurisdictions. His background in commercial law has helped him to build a reputation as a front runner in difficult financial cases.

Career

Freshfields 1988-91 (qualified as a corporate lawyer 1990); moved to specialise in family law, Penningtons 1991-94; Manches 1994-2005; joined Farrer & Co in October 2005.

Member

International Academy of Family Lawyers (Vice-President European Chapter); Resolution; Law Society; Grocers Company; collaborative lawyer and member of Central London Collaborative Forum. William regularly writes and lectures in family law issues including recent presentations on international trusts and divorce and pre-marital agreements.

Education

Exeter University.


London: Private client

Family

Within: Leading individuals

William Massey - Farrer & Co

Within: Family

Farrer & Co has a ‘well-established and extraordinarily talented team that offers a high-class service in both family finance and children work’. Its practitioners receive a lot of praise. Simon Bruce  has a ‘genuinely global reputation with effortless charm, vast experience and acute understanding of what the client wants and expects’. The ‘very knowledgeable and dedicatedWilliam Massey  is also recommended, as is Mark Fenton for financial remedy work; 'he gives sensible advice and can pull out all the stops if needs be’. The ‘immensely able’ Caroline Holley  has a ‘very incisive mind’ and Eliza Hebditch  has a ‘dedication and commitment to her clients’ cases that is simply extraordinary’. The ‘phenomenally impressiveClaire Gordon has a ‘really analytical mind that is combined with exceptional client focus’. Other key figures include Richard Parry, who specialises in family law and contentious trust matters, Jeremy Posnansky, the ‘bright and thoroughSarah Hutchinson and 'fast-thinkingNicholas Bennett. The department is recommended for high-value, complex and international cases involving substantial assets.

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