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Farrer & Co | Nicholas Bennett, Partner

Practice areas

  • Family and Divorce

Described in the legal directories as "an extremely practical and strategic thinker" and "very bright", Nicholas is recognised for his expertise in advising on pre and post-nuptial agreements, and on complex divorce proceedings. He acts primarily for high net worth individuals with connections to London.

Nicholas’s expertise combines the connected areas of complex divorce cases and pre and post-nuptial agreements.

He specialises in particular in advising on complex divorce disputes, involving companies, trusts and jurisdiction issues (including in particular the relationship of the Brussels II and Maintenance Regulations to English law). Recognised as a leading lawyer in this field, Nicholas won the prestigious International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Annual Award for Young Family Lawyers in Europe.

A leading expert in the drafting and negotiation of prenuptial agreements, Nicholas acts for business leaders, celebrities, landed families and wealthy international couples in London and overseas.

He lectures on the law and practice of prenuptial agreements at Oxford University.

Nicholas qualified as a solicitor in 2005.

  • Nick Bennett  has "got a sense of gravitas" in the field of family law, according to peers, and he is described as a "very wise, very scholarly man." He is held in particularly high regard for his extensive experience in the area of cross-border prenuptial agreements, and sources state that "he is probably one of the best you can find in the UK in this regard - he is easy to work with," and he has an "impressive knowledge of the special issues connected with such contracts." (Chambers High Net Worth 2019)

    Nick Bennett attracts strong praise from interviewees, one of whom describes him as "an extremely practical and strategic thinker."” (Chambers UK 2019)

    “Nick Bennett is coming up the ranks and is a credit to the team," says a source … An interviewee enthuses: "He is excellent. He is clearly a very bright man, he is very clever in what he does and is collaborative. I had him on a case recently and it was all incredibly civilised; he was able to keep everyone on board and it was very positive for the clients." (Chambers High Net Worth 2018)

    “Other key figures include … the 'fast-thinking' Nicholas Bennett.” (Legal 500 2019)

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