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William Rollin, Senior Associate

William’s practice covers all areas of family law. He is particularly interested in complex financial issues and arrangements in respect of pensions.

William Rollin, Senior Associate

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Summary

William’s key expertise is in in divorce and financial remedies on divorce. William is also experienced in proceedings in relation to children. William helps clients resolve complex relationship breakdowns. He advises in relation to divorce and financial remedies but is also experienced in resolving children matters. William advises a wide range of professionals, business people and their spouses from London, Surrey, Hampshire Sussex and from further afield, including ex-pats from EMEA. His practice covers all areas of family law, including cohabitation and prenuptial agreements, separation and postnuptial agreements, divorce and the dissolution of civil partnership, the financial remedies upon relationship breakdown, variation of maintenance and private law children matters such as residence and international relocation. He is particularly interested in complex financial issues and arrangements in respect of pensions.

William is recognized in the Legal 500 2017 as “efficient, caring and sensible” and a “next generation lawyer” and was shortlisted for the Citywealth Future Leaders “Family lawyer of the Year” award. He is a member of Resolution and is committed to assisting his clients to resolve family disputes as constructively and cost effectively as possible. Wherever appropriate William encourages and facilitates the use of mediation and other dispute resolution procedures, but he is also experienced in litigation in the Magistrates’ Courts, County Courts and in the High Court.

William speaks French and German and welcomes enquiries upon any aspect of family law.

William is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

William is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights

  • Advised a wife in securing a fair settlement from the complex multi-million assets despite obstructive and evasive financial disclosure; this included devising a settlement strategy and drawing together a team comprising counsel and shadow experts to achieve the client’s aims of a fair, early settlement without lengthy proceedings. The outcome multi-millions more advantageous than the respondent's early proposals.
  • Advised in a variation of maintenance case securing the capitalization of a spousal maintenance to a former wife, notwithstanding the wealthy former husband’s aggressive litigation approach and the presence of factors which might otherwise have nullified the claimant’s case.
  • Regularly advises serving and former military personnel and public sector employees in relation to pension sharing of public sector pensions; this includes supporting clients to positive outcomes with the assistance of specialist pension reports to facilitate early settlement in matters where the pension may be the family's main asset and cost-effective resolution of the matter is critical.
  • Advised a father in complex and long-running children act proceedings involving issues of parental alienation and significant psychological disturbance in the respondent parent. A rare order transferring residence was granted in favour of William’s client.
  • Advised and represented a parent over a two-week period in urgent private children law proceedings to secure an temporary transfer of residence to protect children from the consequences of the other parent’s addiction problems and then to secure a subsequent order allowing the client the opportunity to stabilize the situation, and maintain the children’s welfare whilst encouraging and supporting the resolution of the other parent’s addiction issues.
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