3 October 2016
Martin Watson, one of international law firm Watson Farley & Williams’ (“WFW”) founding partners, has retired after 44 years as a practicing City solicitor, the last 34 of which have been spent at WFW.
Along with fellow founders Alistair Farley and Geoffrey Williams, Martin has been instrumental in helping grow the firm from its inception in 1982 to a 146 partner firm with 14 international offices, 900+ staff worldwide and a reputation as leading law firm in the transport and energy sectors today.
Martin commented: “It has been an extraordinary privilege and delight to see the firm expand and flourish so spectacularly. The dynamic and entrepreneurial spirit that enabled WFW to grow into a highly respected top 50 UK headquartered law firm in just over 30 years is truly phenomenal. Certainly, it would not have been possible without the exceptionally talented people who have helped make the firm what it is today and alongside whom it has been a genuine pleasure to work with”.
WFW Managing Partner Chris Lowe, said: “We all owe Martin a huge debt of gratitude for his vision in setting up WFW and for his enormous contribution to the culture and success of the firm over the past three decades. It has been an honour to have worked alongside him and everyone at the firm wishes Martin good health and happiness in his retirement”.