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London

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Solicitor

Ben Parry-Smith

Once described as the ‘protégé’ of Fiona Shackleton, Ben Parry-Smith joined Payne Hicks Beach on qualification 12 years ago and made partner in 2018.

Parry-Smith notes that the coronavirus crisis has had serious consequences for some clients: ‘It’s fantastic if you’re a coercive controller – someone whose main aim in life is to isolate someone from friends and family and control them. No one can leave the house.’

He is quick to pay homage to one of the Payne Hicks Beach family team’s newest members, Sarah Williams, who joined from Vardags in March 2020 to become head of surrogacy, fertility and modern family law.

Rank: Rising star

Rising star 2021, Family Lawyers

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