William Healing

Partner


“Of all the solicitors in London, he has the best knowledge of European and cross-border issues.”

Chambers UK guide

William is a dual French and English national, he is a bilingual speaker, and many of his cases have a Francophone angle. Most cases involve high net worth assets. He has practiced family law for over 20 years. Although many of his cases involve significant court disputes, he seeks to settle out of court those cases which can be resolved early.

Many of William’s cases have an international element. He is a widely acknowledged expert on European family law issues. 

William is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (and European Chapter secretary). 

He advises on international prenuptial agreements for clients involving significant assets. He is a trained mediator. William has had important reported cases raising significant points of law (Khreino (2000) – successful wife in case about the powers of the English court to freeze family assets, M v V (2010) – successful husband on the validity of a French jurisdiction agreement about maintenance, and EDG v RR (2014) – successful mother on cross border enforcement of maintenance which correctly predicted a later European Court of Justice case).

William frequently writes articles on international family law for a wide variety of publications and speaks at international conferences. He has been quoted in virtually all the broadsheet newspapers in England and France as well as appearing on national radio and television in both countries.

“Widely respected for the strength of his Anglo-French practice”. 

“Of all the solicitors in London, he has the best knowledge of European and cross-border issues.”  (Chambers UK 2017)

“impressive Anglo-French practice,” which sees him regularly act on cross-border family disputes. His practice includes relocation matters and multi-jurisdictional prenuptial agreements (Chambers UK 2019)

 “He’s an incredibly reassuring presence to have in your corner. If you’ve got a case with a jurisdiction point or a point of EU law, it’s comforting to know that he’s on top of it.  

“…a go-to man on jurisdiction.  He knows the law back to front.”  

“…reassuring, but he’s also quite business-like.  He’s a fighter when he thinks it’s the right thing to do.” (Chambers Global HNW 2017)

Well known for his international family law practice…Wins praise from across the market for his French practice and frequently advises on international prenuptial agreements. A fellow lawyer comments that “he is an impressive individual and he has an impressive Anglo-French practice.  (Chambers Global HNW 2019)

European jurisdictions expert… who isstunning in his commitment.’ (Legal 500 2015)

‘quick to suggest practical solutions, rather than letting the parties dwell on who might be right or wrong’.  “Strong on advising on foreign law issues.”  (Legal 500 2017) 

excellent knowledge of private international law within the EU so far as it relates to divorce, children and finances…an enviable client base among London’s French-speaking community.”  (Legal 500 2018)

“a highly effective mediator with particular experience in cases involving French nationals…” (Citywealth Leaders List 2016)

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William Healing

Partner


“Of all the solicitors in London, he has the best knowledge of European and cross-border issues.”

Chambers UK guide

William is a dual French and English national, he is a bilingual speaker, and many of his cases have a Francophone angle. Most cases involve high net worth assets. He has been practising family law for 20 years. William is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (and European Chapter secretary). He is a widely acknowledged expert on European family law issues. Chambers 2017 (the independent guide to the legal profession) said “of all the solicitors in London he knows the most about European and cross border family law issues”.

William advises on international prenuptial agreements for clients involving significant assets. William will fight a client’s corner but also seek an out of court solution wherever that is reasonable. He is a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer. William has had important reported cases raising significant points of law (Khreino – about powers of the English court to freeze family assets, M v V – validity of a French jurisdiction agreement about maintenance, and EDG v RR – cross border enforcement of maintenance).

William frequently writes articles on international family law for a wide variety of publications and speaks at international conferences. He has been quoted in virtually all the broadsheet newspapers in England and France as well as appearing on national radio and television in both countries.

email: ku.oc1554894705.walp1554894705fa@gn1554894705ilaeh1554894705w 1554894705