Will specialises in complex financial settlements on family breakdown, acting for clients with significant assets including businesses, offshore trusts, investments, properties and pensions located in the UK and abroad.
He joined Royds Withy King from Withers LLP as partner in 2018. After studying at the University of St Andrews and at BPP Law School in London, Will trained and qualified at Burges Salmon in Bristol before moving to London to join Withers LLP in 2010.
Will’s specialisms include:
Will’s recent work has included advising high net worth foreign nationals living in the UK on wealth protection issues. He has worked closely with family lawyers (usually IAFL Fellows) in other jurisdictions including Germany, France, Russia, Brazil, Italy and various US states when advising on international prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Will’s previous clients have included premiership footballers, investment bankers, surgeons, entrepreneurs, accountants, lawyers, landowners and those wishing to protect significant inherited wealth.
Will has blogged regularly on Family Law issues and has written for the Trusts & Estates Law and Tax Journal on attacking real estate owned by offshore companies. In 2017, he spoke at the annual conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, delivering an update on recent developments in Family Law.
Will has been involved in the following reported cases:
- M v M  EWHC 2354 (Fam)
- Re S (Abduction: Hearing the Child)  EWCA Civ 1557
Will is a committed member of Resolution and where possible, he favours alternative forms of dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration.
Outside of work, Will is a keen tennis player, enjoys country pursuits and hiking in remote parts of the world. Other interests include theatre and volunteering at his local Citizens Advice Bureau.