Portrait of Nicholas Bennett

Nicholas Bennett

Barrister

Year of Call 2005

Professional Practice

Nick is recognised in the legal directories as one of the country’s leading experts in pre- and post-nuptial agreements. He drafts them; reviews those drafted by others (including providing a second opinion for solicitors); and litigates matrimonial finance cases which concern them.

The nature of Nick’s practice means that the identity of his clients is strictly confidential; but he acts for a wide range of business leaders, celebrities, aristocratic and landed families and other wealthy individuals. He is also instructed on behalf of businesses and trustees wanting to put in place common guidelines for nuptial agreements for their staff or beneficiaries.

Nick’s practice concerns agreements both domestic and international. He is one of the few English practitioners completely comfortable with agreements involving input from multiple jurisdictions, such that he is frequently asked to lead a team of lawyers in different countries and navigate the complex issues which result.

  • Recommendations

    “… very practical and cuts to the heart of things … very intellectually bright.”
    Chambers HNW 2021
    “… particularly commended for his experience in financial and children disputes involving complex points of UK and EU law … a fantastic forensic mind.”
    Chambers 2021
    “… one of the best you can find in the UK for cross-border pre-nuptial agreements.”
    Chambers 2020
  • Publications and Lecturing

    • Nick regularly lectures, at home and abroad, on the law and practice of nuptial agreements.

  • Personal Information

    Nick read Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford and Law at City University. He was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn as a Prince of Wales Scholar.

    He is married with two children, and lives in London.