The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Hunt & Coombs LLP

35 THORPE ROAD, PETERBOROUGH, PE3 6AG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01733 882800
Fax:
Fax 01733 552748
DX:
12302 PETERBOROUGH 1
Email:
Web:
www.hcsolicitors.co.uk
Huntingdon, Oundle, Peterborough, St Neots

Farhana Butt

Tel:
Work 01733 882800
Email:
Hunt & Coombs LLP

Work Department

Family

Position

Farhana has worked exclusively in family law in the Peterborough area since qualifying in 1999. Farhana is an experienced collaborative lawyer and is also a trained family mediator. She is accredited by Resolution in 'dealing with complex financial arrangements following the breakdown of relationships'. 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.

Career

Farhana worked as family lawyer at Buckles Solicitors between 1999 and 2007, before coming to Hunt & Coombs Solicitors in 2007. She is a member of Resolution and qualified as an accredited specialist family lawyer in ‘complex financial and property matters’ and ‘preparing and presenting cases in court – money and property cases’. She is a qualified collaborative lawyer and has been a trustee for Relate Peterborough, holding the position of Chairperson for two years. She has been secretary/trustee for the Peterborough family mediation service and is currently chairing the Peterborough Family Law Group.

Languages

Urdu/Punjab.

Member

Resolution; Collaborative Law Group; Relate.

Education

De Montford University, Leicester (1994 LLB (Hons)) ; University of Wolverhampton (1995 postgraduate diploma in legal practice, commendation).

Leisure

Married with two teenage children. Passion for good food, cooking and entertaining.


East Anglia: Private client

Family

Within: Leading individuals

Farhana Butt - Hunt & Coombs LLP

Within: Family

At¬†Hunt & Coombs LLP¬†‚Äėthe overall level of service is excellent, and the advice is appropriate and made in good time‚Äė. 'This firm appears to be at the very top of the market for family work in Peterborough', according to one client. The firm has the largest family practice in the city and it handles both private and public law cases. It acts in¬†high-value private matrimonial finance cases and has¬†expertise in farming matters, business assets, pensions, pre-nuptial agreements and Trusts of Land cases. The ‚Äėvery knowledgeable and supportive'¬†Farhana Butt¬†leads the family practice and 'knows when to move a case to the next level; she considers all possible outcomes and always provides sound advice that guides clients to make good decisions'. 'Very experienced, insightful and wise' senior partner and head of private client¬†Denis White¬†has ‚Äėimmense knowledge and experience; he is particularly good at supporting those who are new to the role of Children‚Äôs Guardian‚Äė.¬†Edward Owen¬†is ‚Äėa determined, realistic and able advocate in care proceedings; he¬†is¬†committed to getting as good an outcome as possible and does so with undaunted good grace'. Senior solicitor¬†Louise Ballantyne¬†is 'intelligent and conscientious,¬†with a commitment to fair and proper outcomes in difficult cases'. Solicitors¬†Sophie Scotcher¬†and¬†Giuseppe Pingerna¬†¬†are also recommended.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • THE VAT E-COMMERCE PACKAGE

    A. INTRODUCTION   The VAT E-commerce Package adopted by the Council on the 5th of December 2017 includes several changes that will be gradually implemented, some changes will be effective as from the 1st of January 2019 and the rest as from the 1st of January 2021.
  • Doing business in Ukraine: turning point for the currency control in Ukraine

    One of the most hotly discussed topics in 2019 is currency control liberalization in Ukraine.The currency control liberalization was one of Ukraine‚Äôs priorities under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. At the beginning of 2019 the National Bank of Ukraine (hereinafter the ‚ÄúNBU‚ÄĚ) approved and promulgated all long-awaited regulations, serving as the basis for a new liberal¬†system of foreign currency control. The new¬†currency control¬†system will be launched on 7 February 2019, the same day as the Law of Ukraine¬† On Currency and Exchange Transactions¬† becomes applicable. The changes are aimed at deregulation, facilitating cross-border transactions with foreign currency and expanding the list of available foreign currency transactions.
  • New Long Term Residency Visas

    After much media coverage, Cabinet Decision 56 of 2018 (the Decision ) has been gazetted which introduces new long term residency visas to, amongst others, four categories of persons in the UAE. 
  • Significant Changes to Civil Procedure Code

    Significant changes to Federal Law No 11 of 1992 (the Civil Procedure Code ) will soon be coming into effect. These changes are introduced through regulations (the Regulations ) issued under the Civil Procedure Code and will come into effect on 16 February 2019.
  • Merger Clearance Matters

    The United Arab Emirates (the UAE ) promulgated legislation to specifically address the regulation of competition (being Federal Law 4 of 2012, or the Competition Law ) several years ago but until recently, it has been the case that the requisite implementing regulations and processes were not in place. This is no longer the case. Not only have the much anticipated implementing regulations been issued, the UAE Ministry of Economy (the Ministry ) (being the regulator in charge of administering the UAE competition regime) has now formed the required committee and issued the anticipated guidance and forms to allow concerned parties to make merger clearance submissions to the Ministry where required to do so pursuant to the Competition Law. 
  • Korean TR, Finally and Officially Coming Soon

    Korean TR, Finally and Officially Coming Soon
  • Key Changes to Korean Labor Standards Act in 2019

    Key Changes to Korean Labor Standards Act in 2019
  • fwp helps find a new mega arena location

    fwp helps find a new mega arena location
  • Direction of Financial Regulatory Environment of Korea in 2019: Legislation Supporting Financial Inn

    Direction of Financial Regulatory Environment of Korea in 2019: Legislation Supporting Financial Innovation and Reform of Supervisory System
  • WORLD SHIPPING LAW FORUM, ATHENS JANUARY 2019

    Stelios Americanos & Co LLC, participated in WORLD SHIPPING LAW FORUM in Athens that has taken place on the 25th January 2019. The conference took place at N.J.V. Athens Plaza.