With over 25 years of specialising in the field, 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 then always quite difficult to marry up the advice in this jurisdiction with the advice that lawyers in other jurisdictions are giving,’ Massey explains.
It’s anything but romantic when one is ‘negotiating the terms of a divorce at a time when they’re going to get married’, concedes Massey, who acts as the president of the European chapter of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. ‘It’s fascinating, but difficult.’