Farhana Butt > Hunt & Coombs LLP > Peterborough, England > Lawyer Profile
Hunt & Coombs LLP Offices
35 THORPE ROAD
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Family and Divorce
Farhana is a Partner and leads the Family Team at Hunt & Coombs.
Farhana is a leading family law solicitor who helps clients with separation, divorce, pre-nuptial contracts, cohabitation agreements and children’s residence and contact arrangements. She has considerable experience of handling divorces involving complex financial arrangements and substantial property holdings. Farhana is one of the most prominent Asian family lawyers in the local area and has frequently advised on the validity of religious ceremonies under English law.
After qualifying as a solicitor in 1999, Farhana has worked exclusively in family law in the Peterborough area. She is a qualified family mediator and a member of the Family Mediators Association. Farhana belongs to the Peterborough Collaborative Family Law Group, a way of resolving family law matters without court action. She is one of only two lawyers in Peterborough accredited by Resolution in ‘dealing with complex financial arrangements following the breakdown of relationships’.
Peterborough Collaborative Family Law Group
Family Mediators Association
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
The family practice at Hunt & Coombs LLP is ‘empathetic and good at listening to clients, and it puts the client at the heart of the issue’. Partner Hannah Byatt in St Neots took over leadership of the practice from Farhana Butt in Peterborough in 2023, though Butt remains an active fee earner. In Peterborough, consultants Denis White (who is ‘a legend in the field’) and Edward Owen (who is ‘the calm port in a storm’) remain closely involved in family law matters. The firm has 13 specialist family lawyers and frequently handles cases with multimillion-pound assets.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Family
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: elsewhere in East Anglia
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in East Anglia
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in East Anglia
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in East Anglia