Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

01 October 2019

Payne Hicks Beach makes Barrister hire to further enhance family offering

Leading central London law firm, Payne Hicks Beach, is delighted to announce the appointment of Nicholas Bennett as a Partner within the firm’s renowned Family department. Nick’s move marks the first time that a barrister has been appointed as a Partner at Payne Hicks Beach. Nick joins the firm from Farrer & Co and his appointment is with immediate effect.

Nick has considerable expertise advising business leaders, celebrities, landed families and wealthy international couples with connections to London, as they navigate their way through complex divorce cases and when they require pre- and post- nuptial agreements. He is a Fellow at the International Academy of Family Lawyers and lectures at Oxford University on the law of nuptial agreements.

Nick has been recognised in leading Legal Directories for his work. Chambers UK 2019 describe him as “an extremely practical and strategic thinker”. Chambers HNW 2019 refer to him as “probably one of the best you can find in the UK” in dealing with cross-border pre-nuptial agreements.

Commenting on his appointment, Nicholas Bennett, Partner at Payne Hicks Beach, says:

“Payne Hicks Beach’s Family Department has an outstanding reputation, and I‘m excited to be joining the firm. I’m looking forward to working with all my new colleagues to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients at vitally important moments of their lives.”

Payne Hicks Beach has retained three trainees: Emily Woodwark who has qualified into the Dispute Resolution Department and Sorcha Finucane and Claudia Campbell-Hewson who have joined the Family Department.

Robert Brodrick, Chair of Payne Hicks Beach, comments on behalf of the firm:

“It is our pleasure to welcome Nick Bennett to the Family department here at Payne Hicks Beach. He will be a valuable member of the team and we look forward to working closely with him as we continue to grow our strong family department through strategic external hires in line with increasing client demand – underpinned by outstanding levels of client service. I would also like to congratulate our qualifying trainees – Emily Woodwark, Sorcha Finucane and Claudia Campbell-Hewson – a reflection of the firm’s dedication to developing and retaining talent.” 

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