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

A Sharia court in Dubai has ignored an order from the High Court that an oligarch must hand over a £350m yacht to his ex-wife as part of the UK’s biggest divorce settlement. Lawyers say the development further underlines the difficulty of enforcing UK divorce orders abroad. Henry Hood, a partner at Hunters Solicitors, said: “This…

Hunters’ success in Chambers UK 2019

We are delighted to report that Hunters has once again given a strong performance in the 2019 edition of Chambers and Partners UK, in a range of departments. Three departments are highlighted: Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Family/Matrimonial and Art and Cultural Property with six practitioners being specifically recommended. The Agriculture & Rural Affairs Department is ranked in Band 3,…

Daniel Watson examines the Law Commission’s latest guidance on e-signatures and implications for LPAs in Lawyer Monthly

The Law Commission: E-Signatures Are Equal To Handwritten Ones Daniel Watson, Associate Putting a manuscript signature on important legal documents has a long history. When the Statute of Frauds 1677 stipulated that contracts must exist in writing and also bear a signature, the practice soon became commonplace. But the traditional written signature may soon become…

To be or not to be Banksy-ed? The great legal question

Merited or not, the most talked-about work in Sotheby’s recent contemporary art sales was Banksy’s artwork then known as Girl with a Balloon. The work was the final lot in Sotheby’s contemporary art evening sale and the hammer went down at the record-breaking price of £860,000 or £1.04 million with fees. Seconds later, an alarm…

Hunters’ success in The Legal 500 2019

We are delighted that seven of our departments have been ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2019: Agriculture and Estates – Tier 2 Art and Cultural Property – Tier 2 Family – Tier 2 Family: Mediation – Tier 2 Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate – Tier 2 Charities and Not-for-Profit – Tier 3 Contentious Trusts and…