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Company

29 Bedford Row

Position

Partner

Index

Legal

Family Lawyers

Location

London

Advice type

Cross-border litigation

Divorces

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Client Types

Celebrities

Senior executives

Sector Focus

Artists, Writers and Performers

Legal Advisory Services

Customer Type

Barrister

Nicholas Bennett

Nicholas Bennett of 29 Bedford Row specialises in cases involving companies, trusts and jurisdiction battles – acting for business leaders, celebrities, landed families and international HNW couples in London or overseas.

Privacy is often a key concern for his clients. ‘Most judges agree that these are essentially private matters,’ he says, ‘but Mr Justice Holman takes a different view; he believes in justice being seen to be done.’ This lack of consistency means that ‘we can’t properly advise clients about the risks of the process. Open justice is a fine principle, but I’m not sure it really works in this context.’

He adds that the courts are truly ‘in crisis’, meaning the very wealthy often want to ‘bypass the system completely’ through arbitration.

Rank: Recommended

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