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Nicholas Bennett moved from the bar to Farrer’s five years ago and is ‘on the way to being one of their main partners in the coming years’, says an industry observer, who praises his ‘thoughtful and measured approach and enormous intellectual capacity’. The cerebral practitioner (he lectures at Oxford University) deploys this intelligence in a wide range of work, specialising in prenups and international divorce disputes, which dovetails with a talent for languages (he speaks French, German and Italian — a handy skill in multi-jurisdictional matters).
Prenups comprise 60 per cent of Bennett’s work. He is working on a £100 million case involving a self-made businessman where the validity of a prenup is being contested.
‘We’re saying it’s iron-clad and they want it ignored,’ he says, with the air of a man experienced in these matters.
Bennett is also a thought-leader in the prenup field, and believes that they should become law. ‘They’re an insurance policy and they offer both families a sense of security,’ he says. ‘We should respect people’s autonomy and give our clients a guarantee they’ll be upheld.’