Henry Hood

Henry Hood

Partner

Henry Hood

Partner

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

Henry is a specialist in high value divorce with extensive experience of financial claims involving substantial wealth and complex UK and foreign assets. His work includes sensitive children matters, where his expertise and understanding are highly regarded. Henry also regularly advises on pre-nuptial agreements in the context of family wealth protection planning.

Henry’s clients include UHNW individuals and their spouses, ranging from bankers, entrepreneurs, senior lawyers and substantial property owners, both urban and rural. Henry has a particular focus on landed estates due to his farming background which means he is particularly conscious of the range of complexities arising in such cases, including dynastic trusts, partnerships and liquidity.

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 is highlighted as a Top Recommended Family Lawyer in the Spear’s Indices 2019. He was awarded the Career Achievement Award at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2019, and is also recognised in the Honours list as a leading lawyer in family and matrimonial work, the highest category of the Citywealth Leaders List 2019.

 

Department

Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 13, 2019
Henry Hood and Anna Roiser examine the Mandy Gray case and why HNW couples should be cautious of personal assets in WealthBriefing
Jul 09, 2019
Henry Hood and Anna Roiser examine the Mandy Gray case in LexisNexis Family Law
Jun 25, 2019
Henry Hood examines the Mandy Gray case and retrieving luxury assets in The Times
May 22, 2019
Henry Hood discusses the division of private corporate assets on divorce in Legalease’s Family Law Journal
May 17, 2019
Henry Hood wins the Career Achievement Award at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2019
May 03, 2019
Henry Hood recommended in the Spear’s Indices 2019 for Family Lawyers 2019
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

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