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Hazel Wright

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Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans

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Family department.


Partner with substantial experience in advising separating and divorcing couples. Hazel’s clients come from the UK and many other jurisdictions, and include people in the legal, military, medical, accountancy and banking professions, entrepreneurs and new media providers.

Her main work is in the financial consequences of relationship breakdown, often dealing with pension and trust issues. She has a particular interest in cases involving children. She deals with a considerable number of both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as work for civil partners and unmarried couples.

Hazel has an established and active practice as an accredited mediator, certified with the Family Mediation Council, and a qualified collaborative lawyer.


Trained Ellis Peirs & Young Jackson (1979-81); Qualified 1981; Partner in Cumberland Ellis 1989; Head of family law and head of private client group, 1995-2012; Member Management Committee; Merger Wedlake Bell LLP 2012; Senior equity partner Wedlake Bell LLP, January 2013; Partner in family department, Hunters, January 2013 to date.

Current directorship: Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.


Certified with the Family Mediation Council; Resolution; Trustee of Tavistock Relationships.


Dorking Grammar School; New Hall, University of Cambridge, MA, BA (Law).


Historical gardens, travel literature and military history.

London: Private client


Within: Family

Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans  has a ‘calm team that provides intelligent and cost-effective advice – in a word it is ‘classy’. It is attentive to the clients’ needs whilst giving them robust and sensible advice’. Henry Hood heads the department, which includes the tactically superbRichard Kershaw, who is a ‘force to be reckoned with’. Hetty Gleave  is ‘charming, efficient and a very strong lawyer’ and Jo Carr-West 'leaves no stone unturned; she has a great eye for detail and approaches each case with sensitivity’. Hazel Wright  is ‘sympathetic and a wonderful mediator’. The team is ‘strong’ across the board and is regularly involved in high-value financial cases and complex children work. Senior associate Amy Scollan  is a ‘rising star of the future – she is clever and extremely thorough’.

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Hazel Wright - Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans

Within: Family: mediation

Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans  is ‘very strong in and committed to the field of family mediation whether children finances or all issues by either sole or co-mediation’. It has a ‘very solid practice in mediation’ and Henry Hood  ‘in particular has an extremely effective style as a mediator and he is going from strength to strength with a high success rate. He has a natural air of authority which imbues clients with confidence’. Hazel Wright  is ‘bright, quick, empathetic and calm’ and Jo Carr-West is ‘always focused on getting a good resolution for her client’. Senior associate Vanessa Friend  is also well-regarded.

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