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Henry Hood

Henry Hood

Henry is the Head of the Family Department with over 20 years’ experience in family law following a career in commercial litigation.

Henry acts for UHNW individuals (and their spouses) of all types ranging from bankers, entrepreneurs, senior lawyers and substantial property owners, both urban and rural. He has a particular focus on the landed estate due to his own farming background, and is particularly aware of the wide range of complexities that can arise in such cases, of which dynastic trusts, partnerships and issues of liquidity are examples.



Henry is a specialist in high value divorce. In this context he has extensive experience of financial claims involving great wealth and complex assets (based both in the UK and abroad), pre-nuptial agreements and children matters. Henry is an accredited Resolution Specialist in advanced financial provision and private children law; he is an accredited mediator, a collaborative lawyer and a family arbitrator (finance only).

Henry was named in the Family section of Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers and is recognised in the Honours list as a leading lawyer in family and matrimonial work, the highest category of the Citywealth Leaders List 2017.


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

Chambers UK 2018

Ranked in Band 2 and listed as a Leading Individual in the Family/Matrimonial section

“Praised for giving 'an enormous amount of thought to his cases' and as being 'very supportive' with 'superb technical skill'”

Chambers UK 2017

Ranked in Band 3 and the Family section

“Noted as 'a solicitor with enormous experience and gravitas' who 'gives enormous thought to the tactical and strategic implications of decisions' ”

Chambers HNW 2017

Ranked in Band 3 for Family/Matrimonial

The Legal 500 2017

Listed as a leading Individual in the Family section and was recognised as a Leading Individual in the Family: Mediation section

“Highlighted for being a 'first-rate mediator'”
“Described as 'judicious in his approach and well versed in generating thoughtful solutions for participants to consider'”

The Legal 500 2016

Recognised in the Family section

“The Midas touch on high-value cases”

Chambers UK 2016

Listed as a Leader in his field in the Family/Matrimonial and Private Children section

“Described as 'empathetic, pragmatic, straightforward and gently persuasive'”

Chambers UK 2015

Listed as a Leader in his field in the Family/Matrimonial and Private Children section


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.

Latest Headlines

Apr 09, 2019
Henry Hood comments on the no-fault divorce reform in The Guardian
Dec 17, 2018
Henry Hood comments on the sale of the £4.5 million helicopter in the Akhmedova divorce case in Family Law Week
Nov 09, 2018
Henry Hood comments on Sharia court ignoring an order from the High Court that an oligarch must hand over a £350m yacht to his ex-wife in The Law Society Gazette and Family Law Week
Sep 10, 2018
Henry Hood comments on the move towards no-fault divorce in The Times, The Law Society Gazette and Family Law
May 16, 2018
Henry Hood examines no-fault divorce in Lawyer Monthly
May 13, 2018
Henry Hood comments on latest Versteegh ruling for Family Law Week
May 09, 2018
Henry Hood comments on the new online divorce system in Family Law Week and New Law Journal

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