William Hancock > Collyer Bristow LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Collyer Bristow LLP
St Martin’s Court
10 Paternoster Row

Work Department

Tax and estate planning, Media and culture


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.


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.


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.


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