A change in Probate procedure brings to an end a long history of swearing of Oaths by executors in order to prove Wills, and marks another step forward in the process to make Probate applications digital. Probate is an area of law which can generally be relied on to be unchanging from decade to decade. …
Our team is recognised by the Legal 500 as leaders in the field of family mediation. We work with families and couples to help them to resolve legal disputes about financial matters and arrangements for children so that expensive and time consuming contested legal proceedings can be avoided.
We offer Mediation Information Assessment Meetings for those interested in finding out more about the process of mediation as an alternative to going to court.
“Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans has a strong mediation focus, with several experienced and effective mediators.” The Legal 500 2017
“Henry Hood is judicious in his approach and well versed in generating thoughtful solutions for participants to consider.” The Legal 500 2017
“Jo Carr-West has an excellent manner with clients and helpfully leads them towards a negotiated agreement.” The Legal 500 2017
“Hazel Wright has many years of experience. She wastes no time in the process, making herself readily available to assist the parties towards a mediated solution that is likely to gain the court’s approval. She is also strong on cross-border and cross-cultural mediations.” The Legal 500 2017
Henry Hood, Jo Carr-West and Hazel Wright “are committed to the use of the out-of-court route to reach settlement.” The Legal 500 2017
“The firm has a greater ratio of mediators within the family law team than many family departments; it is clearly something the firm takes seriously and wants to get right.” The Legal 500 2017
Key figures include the “very calm, reassuring and level-headed” Hazel Wright and “very bright and thoughtful” Henry Hood. The Legal 500 2016
Hazel Wright is “bright, quick, empathetic and calm”. The Legal 500 2019
Henry Hood is “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”. The Legal 500 2019