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Henry Hood

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Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans

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Partner and head of the family department dealing with all aspects of family law, in particular matrimonial finance, prenuptial agreements, often of very high value, and private law children work.


Articled Hunters; Qualified 1987; Partner, 1991 to date; Joint head of family law department 2001; Mediator 2006; Collaborative lawyer 2007.


International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Resolution (accredited specialist in complex financial matters and children matters); London Solicitors Litigation Association; Lowtonian Society; Institute of Family Law Arbitrators.


Eton College; Edinburgh University (1981 MA).

London: Private client


Within: Leading individuals

Henry Hood - Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans

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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Family: mediation

Within: Leading individuals

Henry Hood - 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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