Spear’s is delighted to announce its media partnership of City Week’s 9th International Financial Services Forum held this month, writes Emelia Hamilton-Russell
More than two decades in family law has taught Jane McDonagh many lessons, but none more so than the time she helped her own mother through divorce. ‘It made me realise how rewarding it could be,’ she told Spear’s.
The head of Farrer’s family and disputes teams has fought many battles, but prenups often provide the toughest challenge in William Massey’s work. ‘You’re treading a bit of a tightrope,’ he says. He describes the challenge of choosing a geographical starting point to begin with. ‘It’s always quite difficult then to marry up them advice in this jurisdiction with the advice that lawyers in other jurisdictions are giving,’ he says.
Sam Longworth says joining Stewarts in 2007 was the best career decision he’s made. Back then it was a relatively unknown boutique firm. More than a decade on, Longworth reports ‘an exceptional year, with victories in court including the Court of Appeal, a variety of instructions from, clients old and new, ‘some excellent settlements’ and a ‘very high asset’ case worth billions.
‘I was trained by and worked for many years with Peter George, one of the best-known family lawyers of his day. His clients loved him and he got wonderful results,’ says William Longrigg, a long-standing star partner at Charles Russell Speechlys. It could also describe Longrigg himself. When Spear’s meets him for lunch he is convivial and excellent company.