Henry Hood

Henry Hood

Senior Partner

Henry Hood

Senior Partner

Voted “Family Law Partner of the Year” at the prestigious 2021 Family Law Awards, Henry is one of London’s leading family lawyers with over 20 years’ specialist experience. Henry is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers High Net Worth and The Legal 500, is a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and is an accredited Resolution specialist in financial provision and private children law.

Henry has extensive experience of financial claims involving substantial wealth and complex UK and foreign assets. Henry’s clients include UHNW individuals and their spouses, ranging from bankers, entrepreneurs, senior lawyers and substantial property owners. Henry was recently instructed by Peter Phillips, the Queen’s grandson. Henry regularly advises on nuptial agreements in the context of family wealth protection, where he works closely with our leading Private Client advisors.

Henry has a particular specialism in landed estate and farming divorce cases, and is a member of the Agricultural Law Association. Henry’s farming background means he is alert to the complexities arising in these cases, including dynastic trusts, partnerships, and liquidity, and he is well-placed to assist clients in developing creative solutions suited to their circumstances.

Henry’s work includes challenging children matters, where his expertise and understanding are highly regarded. Henry recognises the importance of taking a holistic approach to the family’s future, working with therapeutic and other providers where appropriate.

Henry is an accredited mediator, a collaborative lawyer and a family arbitrator (finance), meaning he is well placed to navigate clients through the range of dispute resolution options which now exist.

Henry leads Hunters’ successful Family team, and in January 2022 was elected as the firm’s Senior Partner, committed to ensuring that the firm is a welcoming and inclusive home for all clients, lawyers and staff.

 

 


Department

Awards

Spear’s 500 2022

Top Recommended Family Lawyer

Family Law Awards 2021

Henry Hood awarded Family Law Partner of the Year

Chambers & Partners UK 2022

Band 2 for Family/Matrimonial

“He is very experienced and sensible. You know with him that you will be dealing with a thoroughly fair, decent and constructive opponent.”

The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recognised as a Leading Individual in the Family category

“Henry Hood was so incredibly personable and quite simply…nice. I knew in advance he was a highly regarded divorce lawyer so began our relationship slightly daunted but from the offset he was reassuring and whilst his knowledge and experience may easily be assumed – he was able to predict outcomes accurately, foresee how the ‘other side’ would react and prepare me in advance and set best and worst scenarios so that I knew what to expect from a certain situation. The divorce process went on for almost 2.5 years and I can never recall not being able to reach him – text/email/or phone were always an option.”
“An excellent all-rounder with particular experience of managing difficult clients, giving clear advice and managing complex issues with ease. ”
“Henry Hood has seen it all and is a rock for his clients.”
“Henry Hood is also wise and holds an encyclopaedic knowledge of the case law. ”

The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recognised as a Leading Individual in the Family: mediation category

“Henry Hood is open minded and encourages other professionals in his team to hear about resources that may help the clients.”
“Very adept at navigating the money cases. ”
“He is available in times of trouble. He treats all clients, rich and poor with equal professionalism. I believe that this is helped by the voluntary work he does for destitute families at a city charity. He displays empathy for the troubled situations that his clients bring to him but when needed he brings the full force of current laws to court for the sake of fairness and a good outcome for his clients. I trust him completely to turn up, be thoughtful, be fair and if necessary be tough.”

Chambers HNW 2021

Ranked in Band 3 for Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth

“He is a finance wizard, he’s exceedingly wise and well regarded.”
“He is exceedingly good, he’s very measured and gentle, he is really, really good.”

Spear’s 2021 Family Law Index

Top Recommended 2021, Family Lawyers

Tatler Address Book

Listed for Family Law

Spear's 500 2021

Top Recommended Family Lawyers

Chambers & Partners UK 2021

Band 2 for Family/Matrimonial

“He's sensitive, thorough and knowledgeable on all aspects of matrimonial matters. Henry uses his experience wisely.”
“He's 100% committed, reliable and thorough.”
“He's incredibly knowledgeable; he has been in the industry for such a long time that there isn't much he hasn't seen. He stands up for you and fights your corner.”
Legal 500 Leading Individual 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Leading Individual in the ‘Family: Mediation’ section

“Henry Hood is an extremely effective mediator: his experience and charm give him the magic touch for unlocking intractable problems”
“Henry Hood is an excellent mediator. He has a warm and conversational approach that puts clients at ease. He draws on his experience to move past issues and guide clients to be solution focused”
Legal 500 Leading Individual 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Leading Individual in the ‘Family’ section

“Henry Hood is extremely good, sensible and a very safe pair of hands – a class act who makes clients do the right thing”
“Henry Hood is urbane, charming and highly experienced. He keeps the temperature down in potentially acrimonious litigation. He is unflappable and committed to his clients, providing them with confidence, and gives sensible and pragmatic advice with a keen eye on costs”

Chambers HNW 2020

Ranked Band 3 for Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth

“Henry is described by Chambers as “a specialist in complex financial proceedings and children cases.” He is further described as “sensitive, thorough and knowledgeable on all aspects of matrimonial matters.”
“A client notes Henry “uses his experience wisely. I appreciated that he aimed not to be confrontational.” A market source highlights “he is charming, he is a gentleman. He could not be a nicer person to deal with.”

Chambers & Partners UK 2020

Ranked in Band 2 for Family/Matrimonial

“Henry Hood uses his many years of experience wisely and objectively. He has a vast knowledge of previous cases and, no matter how complex an issue is, he always gave careful consideration as to how to act.”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Leading Individual in the ‘Family’ section

“'Henry Hood commands a lot of respect'.”
“'Henry uses his vast knowledge of previous cases wisely and always gives careful consideration about how to act'.”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Leading Individual in the ‘Family: Mediation’ section

“'Henry Hood is an extremely competent practitioner, his calm and authoritative manner provides great reassurance in troubled times.'”
“Henry brings a combination of considerable personal skills and his business acumen as a former commercial litigator to his mediation work, and is excellent.”

Chambers HNW 2019

Ranked in Band 3 for Family/Matrimonial

“Recognised as a 'class practitioner with a real sense of integrity'”
“Henry is 'completely focused on his clients' and 'very charming'”
“He is praised for being 'an absolutely lovely man'”

Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2019

Career Achievement Award

Spear's 500 2019

Listed as a Distinguished Individual in the Family Lawyers section

Chambers UK 2019

Ranked in Band 2 in The Family/Matrimonial section

“Described as 'fiercely protective of his clients and totally committed to getting the best outcome for them'”

The Legal 500 2019

Leading Individual in The Family and Family: mediation sections

MEMBERSHIPS

Henry is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, the Lowtonian Society and is a member of the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) and Agricultural Law Association. He is accredited by Resolution as a specialist in Complex Financial Remedies and Private Children Law.

Department

Awards

Spear’s 500 2022

Top Recommended Family Lawyer

Family Law Awards 2021

Henry Hood awarded Family Law Partner of the Year

Chambers & Partners UK 2022

Band 2 for Family/Matrimonial

“He is very experienced and sensible. You know with him that you will be dealing with a thoroughly fair, decent and constructive opponent.”

The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recognised as a Leading Individual in the Family category

“Henry Hood was so incredibly personable and quite simply…nice. I knew in advance he was a highly regarded divorce lawyer so began our relationship slightly daunted but from the offset he was reassuring and whilst his knowledge and experience may easily be assumed – he was able to predict outcomes accurately, foresee how the ‘other side’ would react and prepare me in advance and set best and worst scenarios so that I knew what to expect from a certain situation. The divorce process went on for almost 2.5 years and I can never recall not being able to reach him – text/email/or phone were always an option.”
“An excellent all-rounder with particular experience of managing difficult clients, giving clear advice and managing complex issues with ease. ”
“Henry Hood has seen it all and is a rock for his clients.”
“Henry Hood is also wise and holds an encyclopaedic knowledge of the case law. ”

The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recognised as a Leading Individual in the Family: mediation category

“Henry Hood is open minded and encourages other professionals in his team to hear about resources that may help the clients.”
“Very adept at navigating the money cases. ”
“He is available in times of trouble. He treats all clients, rich and poor with equal professionalism. I believe that this is helped by the voluntary work he does for destitute families at a city charity. He displays empathy for the troubled situations that his clients bring to him but when needed he brings the full force of current laws to court for the sake of fairness and a good outcome for his clients. I trust him completely to turn up, be thoughtful, be fair and if necessary be tough.”

Chambers HNW 2021

Ranked in Band 3 for Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth

“He is a finance wizard, he’s exceedingly wise and well regarded.”
“He is exceedingly good, he’s very measured and gentle, he is really, really good.”

Spear’s 2021 Family Law Index

Top Recommended 2021, Family Lawyers

Tatler Address Book

Listed for Family Law

Spear's 500 2021

Top Recommended Family Lawyers

Chambers & Partners UK 2021

Band 2 for Family/Matrimonial

“He's sensitive, thorough and knowledgeable on all aspects of matrimonial matters. Henry uses his experience wisely.”
“He's 100% committed, reliable and thorough.”
“He's incredibly knowledgeable; he has been in the industry for such a long time that there isn't much he hasn't seen. He stands up for you and fights your corner.”
Legal 500 Leading Individual 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Leading Individual in the ‘Family: Mediation’ section

“Henry Hood is an extremely effective mediator: his experience and charm give him the magic touch for unlocking intractable problems”
“Henry Hood is an excellent mediator. He has a warm and conversational approach that puts clients at ease. He draws on his experience to move past issues and guide clients to be solution focused”
Legal 500 Leading Individual 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Leading Individual in the ‘Family’ section

“Henry Hood is extremely good, sensible and a very safe pair of hands – a class act who makes clients do the right thing”
“Henry Hood is urbane, charming and highly experienced. He keeps the temperature down in potentially acrimonious litigation. He is unflappable and committed to his clients, providing them with confidence, and gives sensible and pragmatic advice with a keen eye on costs”

Chambers HNW 2020

Ranked Band 3 for Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth

“Henry is described by Chambers as “a specialist in complex financial proceedings and children cases.” He is further described as “sensitive, thorough and knowledgeable on all aspects of matrimonial matters.”
“A client notes Henry “uses his experience wisely. I appreciated that he aimed not to be confrontational.” A market source highlights “he is charming, he is a gentleman. He could not be a nicer person to deal with.”

Chambers & Partners UK 2020

Ranked in Band 2 for Family/Matrimonial

“Henry Hood uses his many years of experience wisely and objectively. He has a vast knowledge of previous cases and, no matter how complex an issue is, he always gave careful consideration as to how to act.”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Leading Individual in the ‘Family’ section

“'Henry Hood commands a lot of respect'.”
“'Henry uses his vast knowledge of previous cases wisely and always gives careful consideration about how to act'.”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Leading Individual in the ‘Family: Mediation’ section

“'Henry Hood is an extremely competent practitioner, his calm and authoritative manner provides great reassurance in troubled times.'”
“Henry brings a combination of considerable personal skills and his business acumen as a former commercial litigator to his mediation work, and is excellent.”

Chambers HNW 2019

Ranked in Band 3 for Family/Matrimonial

“Recognised as a 'class practitioner with a real sense of integrity'”
“Henry is 'completely focused on his clients' and 'very charming'”
“He is praised for being 'an absolutely lovely man'”

Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2019

Career Achievement Award

Spear's 500 2019

Listed as a Distinguished Individual in the Family Lawyers section

Chambers UK 2019

Ranked in Band 2 in The Family/Matrimonial section

“Described as 'fiercely protective of his clients and totally committed to getting the best outcome for them'”

The Legal 500 2019

Leading Individual in The Family and Family: mediation sections

MEMBERSHIPS

Henry is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, the Lowtonian Society and is a member of the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) and Agricultural Law Association. He is accredited by Resolution as a specialist in Complex Financial Remedies and Private Children Law.

“Highlighted for being a 'class practitioner with a real sense of integrity'”

- Chambers HNW 2019

“Henry is 'fiercely protective of his clients and totally committed to getting the best outcome for them'”

- Chambers UK 2019

“Praised for his 'superb technical skill'”

- Chambers UK 2018

Latest Headlines

Apr 20, 2022
Henry Hood interviewed by Nick Heath at Capital Asset Management
Apr 13, 2022
Henry Hood and Eri Horrocks discuss separation agreements and examine the case of Horohoe v Horohoe in STEP Journal
Mar 30, 2022
Henry Hood and James Vernor-Miles share their advice with unmarried couples co-owning (or buying) property together in Tatler’s Address Book
Feb 28, 2022
H
Hunters launches 2022 vacation scheme
Jan 20, 2022
Henry Hood interviewed by Citywealth
Jan 17, 2022
Henry Hood discusses how divorce settlements can be influenced by personal asset management during a marriage in STEP Journal Plus
Jan 10, 2022
H
New Senior Partner elected at London law firm Hunters
Dec 30, 2021
Henry Hood comments on the highest post-divorce financial settlement awarded by an English court in New Law Journal
Dec 21, 2021
Henry Hood and Eri Horrocks discuss the consequences of failing to make a payment under a court-ordered divorce settlement in EPrivateClient
Dec 15, 2021
Henry Hood and Anna Roiser examine privacy and transparency in financial proceedings on divorce

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