PRESS RELEASE: Collyer Bristow LLP expands private client tax capability with new partner hire

17 Mar 2014

London-based law firm Collyer Bristow LLP is pleased to announce that it has recruited experienced international private client tax specialist William Hancock from Speechly Bircham where he has been a partner since 1999. William is the latest in a series of partner-level hires to join the firm in recent months. His appointment commences on 17 March 2014.

William said "Collyer Bristow has always enjoyed a strong reputation for its international private client work and I am excited to be joining an established team at a time when the firm is looking to further expand its work in this area."

William advises a range of wealthy individuals, trusts, private banks and family offices on the establishment and on-going administration of estate planning structures. In 2012 he was seconded to Switzerland for a period of 12 months to assist with establishing a new private client office in Zurich.

Commenting on the move, John Saner, Senior Partner at Collyer Bristow said "I am delighted that William is joining the firm - he brings with him a wealth of experience that will help us to increase the breadth of services we provide to our clients in the UK and Internationally."



Paul Newhall, BD Director, Collyer Bristow LLP. Telephone: (0)20 7470 4422.

John Saner, Senior Partner, Collyer Bristow LLP. Telephone: (0)20 7468 7230.

Note to Editors:

1. Collyer Bristow LLP is a London based Law firm with 29 partners and some 135 staff, who provide a full range of legal services to a wide range of businesses and private individuals. It is ranked in both Chambers and the Legal 500 directories.

2. The firm specialises in providing advice to corporate and private clients in the UK as well as overseas. Its expanding client base includes SME's, multinationals, partnerships, and public sector organisations.

3. The firm has offices in London and Geneva. The Geneva office was established in 2004 to provide a well-located European base from which to service its numerous international clients. The firm's growing international practice includes Italian, Spanish, US and Russian Desks and now represents more than 30% of Collyer Bristow's business

4. The firm's highly experienced partners offer in-depth expertise and industry knowledge in commercial and residential real estate, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, reputation management, employment, IP, insolvency and a comprehensive service to private clients.

5. The ethos at Collyer Bristow is one of 'personal' service. All partners are professional yet approachable, working directly with clients to offer high quality legal advice as well as tailoring services to their individual needs. The firm's core objective is to deliver consistently excellent services to clients.

The firm is passionate about the contemporary arts. It supports and promotes young artists through its in-house art gallery. The current exhibition at the Collyer Bristow Gallery can be viewed at

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