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About William

William is a Partner in the firm and leads the family law team at York. He has worked in York specialising in Family Law for over 20 years, and is highly regarded by clients and other professionals. William is an accredited specialist member of Resolution for complex financial cases and those involving child abduction. He is also a Collaborative Family Lawyer and is committed to the promotion of this constructive and innovative way in which to deal with family law matters. 

William’s approach to cases is solutions based, taking care to identify the client’s objectives at the outset and what process is best suited to them to achieve them. William is known for his calm and considered approach and ability to see the real issues, but he will also adopt a firm stance where that is appropriate. His considerable technical knowledge and expertise provides a real advantage in securing the best outcome for clients and protecting their interests.

William deals with all aspects of family law with the emphasis on the financial aspects of relationship breakdown, often in cases with high value and complexity. He has built considerable experience of dealing with cases involving the farming community and has strong links with our specialist agricultural law team.

What William's clients say

“The practice is bolstered with the arrival of William Kaye from Harrowells Solicitors, where he previously headed the family team. Kaye regularly acts in complex and high value financial remedy proceedings and has particular experience handling matters involving an agricultural aspect.”

Legal 500, 2018

“Your hard work and advice has been outstanding and has guided me onto the right path even when I have sometimes wanted to go the opposite way. ”

Private Client, October 2018

“I would like to thank you for all your advice, attention and expertise throughout the handling of my divorce proceedings. I shall fully recommend your services to others and am very appreciative of all your efforts ”

Private Client, July 2018

“I would like to thank William for his exceptional professional manner, empathy and efficiency in every part of my case. I felt totally at ease and confident in his amazing knowledge of the law which was very evident in bringing about the final settlement. William always took the time to answer my questions and could not have been more helpful and understanding. I would not hesitate in recommending him.”

“Mr Kaye impressed me by his professionalism, his clarity, his understanding, his sensitivity and humanity in dealing with my case. His intelligent support helped me feel calmer and more confident at a very stressful time.”

“William remained calm, in control and respectful at all times even when I became frustrated and agitated at the way things were going. He encouraged me to carry on to the end.”

“William provided a just fantastic service overall which took the stress out of the situation.”

“William gave speedy and sound advice and I was treated like a valued client, which was greatly appreciated.”

Private Client, October 2018

“I have been very happy with your services and would recommend you to anyone having any sort of Matrimonial or domestic abuse issues that I have experienced.”

Private Client, October 2018