‘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.
This is a highly international lawyer, celebrated for his work on behalf of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.
Longrigg’s many friendships in the profession testify to his ability to remain calm in the heat of battle. ‘There are of course exceptions, but most of us actually enjoy each other’s company,’ he explains.