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Welcome to ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce.
A unique community designed for all practitioners involved in HNW Divorce. Membership is free for practitioners so join below. 

Our Community Partners:
Conyers London & Capital Refuge 1GC Bedell Cristin PCD Club Ampla Finance Serle Court Withers Peters & Peters International Family Law Group Grant Thornton Schneider Financial Solutions ARC 1KBW Kingsley Napley 29 Bedford Row


Through our members’ focused community, both physical and digital, we assist in personal and firm wide growth. 

Working in close partnership with the industry rather than as a seller to it, we focus on delivering technical knowledge and practical insights. We are proud of our deep industry knowledge and the quality of work demonstrated in all our events and services.

Become a member of ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce and...

  • Join a community of experts, referrers and peers 
  • Attend events in all formats 
  • Interact using our digital Knowledge Hub
  • Learn and share expertise through the Community Magazine
  • Grow your network and business
  • Build relationships through a facilitated Membership directory 
     

Discover unique online and virtual content available immediately 

  • TL4321
    3 speakers, 2 questions, 1 mic: Short technical updates of 10-30 minutes
     
  • QuickFire
    1 session, multiple speakers with live Q&A: Interactive session of 30-60 minutes
     
  • Virtual Conference 
    Multiple sessions & speakers, panel sessions & live Q&A : Technical & interactive from 60-120 minutes  

Targeted at professionals whose practice encompasses or touches upon HNW Divorce. Community members will include:

Who should join?

Solicitors Solicitors
Barristers Barristers
Wealth Advisors Wealth Advisors
Forensic Accountants Forensic Accountants
Mental Health Counsellors Mental Health Counsellors
Mediators Mediators
Divorce Consultants Divorce Consultants
Investigators Investigators
Finance Professionals  Finance Professionals
Divorce Funders Divorce Funders

Upcoming Events

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Virtual
01 Oct 2021
Predatory Marriage: Protecting Vulnerable Clients, and Hopes for Reform

A predatory marriage occurs where a vulnerable person is induced to marry by someone seeking to inherit his or her estate or otherwise gain some financial advantage. A marriage by a person lacking capacity is not void from the outset, so can wreak havoc with his or her estate planning. Join our expert panel who will drill down into the key issues.


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1 Day Conference • In-Person Event
24 Nov 2021
HNW Divorce Litigation - Flagship Conference

ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce Litigation conference features 20+ renowned international experts drawn from the spectrum of the HNW Divorce Litigation landscape. Benefit from a full day of insight and discussion at an unparalleled price. 


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ArticlesCommunity Magazine
HNW Divorce Magazine - Issue 5 - First Quarter: First Slice of 2021

2020 put many relationships to the test. As a result, Q1 of 2021 has meant turbulent times for marriages and in turn turbulent times for divorce lawyers. 

Featuring an In Focus supplement on the Modern Family from Withers Family Law, the 5th Edition of the HNW Divorce Magazine tackles everything Q1.

READ HERE!


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HNW Divorce Magazine - Issue 4 - 2020, A Year Like No Other

As this “unprecedented” year draws to a close and we prepare for a new year that hopefully promises a whole new world, we invite our readers to wrap up 2020 with the 4th Edition of our HNW Divorce Magazine.

Read Here!


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ThoughtLeaders 4 Content
Virtual Value Visibility Partnership

Deliver Value through Virtual Visibility.

Understand what is unique about the ThoughtLeaders4 community approach and how you can add Value to our Communities and be Visible through our Virtual platform.

To find out more about our VVV packages DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE


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Community Magazine
HNW Divorce Magazine - Issue 3 - The Perfect Staycation Read…

We are delighted to bring you the Summer edition of the HNW Divorce Magazine. With lockdown easing, having the brake pedal squeezed, over, impending or a 2nd wave imminent there has never been greater pressure on everyone’s way of life. Community has never been more important to the busy practitioner and we are pleased to bring you truly unprecedented industry-led content in the bumper 3rd edition of the HNW Divorce Magazine.

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Community Magazine
HNW Divorce Magazine - Issue 2 - Community Comes First

We are delighted to bring you the Community Comes First edition of the HNW Divorce Magazine, where you will get the latest insights from all professionals whose practice encompasses or touches upon the HNW Divorce community.

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HNW Divorce Magazine - Issue 1 - Valentines Special

We are delighted to bring you our inaugural Valentines edition of the HNW Divorce Magazine, where you will get the latest insights from all professionals whose practice encompasses or touches upon the HNW Divorce community.

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ArticlesWebinarsAdditional Materials
SAY “YES” OR TO SAY “OUI” HOW TO GET MARRIED AS AN INTERNATIONAL COUPLE

Getting married, choosing the person with whom you want to spend the rest of your life, is a complex decision. It becomes even more complex if your sweetheart is not of the same nationality or if you and your spouse-to-be live in or need to move to another country.


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Webinars
International Children Forum - Slides

International Children Forum - Slides


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International Finance Forum - Slides

International Finance Forum - Slides 


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ThoughtLeaders 4 Content
What a Difference a year makes - SLIDES

Slides for event 


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ThoughtLeaders 4 ContentAnnouncement
1KBW Extends Community Partnership

ThoughtLeaders4 is pleased to announce that 1 King’s Bench Walk has extended its HNW Divorce Community Partnership for a second year.


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29 Bedford Row Extends Community Partnership

ThoughtLeaders4 is pleased to announce that 29 Bedford Row have extended their HNW Divorce Community Partnership for a 2nd year. 


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Articles
Capacity & Sexual Relations: A Radical Re-Assessment

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal in A Local Authority v JB [2020] EWCA Civ 735 has led to a radical re-assessment of the way in which courts should assess capacity and sexual relations in future cases. 

 


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James Baldwin-Webb Joins Thought Leaders 4 as Private Client Partnership Director!

James has been the commercial lead on many globally renowned Private Client events and forums  and has over 10 years of experience of curating communities across the full spectrum of the Private Client advisory market.

James’s arrival re-unites him with Laura Golding and along with the ThoughtLeaders4 directors, gives over 30 years’ experience within Private Client, and will add continued impetus to an already rapidly growing community.


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Brexit & Family Law Event Agenda

Brexit & Fmaily law event agenda 


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Chart Brexit - List of rules applicable in France after Brexit

Materials for Brexit & Family law webinar 


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GuideCase Study
TL4 Cross-Over Case Study Overview for Attendees

Case study fact pattern for virtual event - 19th November 2020


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Articles
EU laws continue until at least 2038 and beyond

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020.  But in matters of law it fully leaves on 31 December 2020.  But EU laws will continue to apply, and be applied, in the English family courts from 1 January 2021 onwards, probably until 2038 and perhaps beyond.  This fact is not much known, has not been widely publicised but is very relevant for those who wish to continue to rely on EU laws in their family affairs. 


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TL4 X-Over Case Study

Case study outine for TL4 Virtual Community X-Over on 19 November 2020 is a unique virtual event bringing together HNW Divorce, FIRE and Private Client experts.


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Articles
Cooking up a storm: The Privy Council’s decision in Webb v Webb

This follows our previous piece, Divorced from reality: Pugachev, Webb, and illusory trusts in divorce proceedings, which was published in the August 2020 edition.

On 3 August 2020 the Privy Council handed down its eagerly awaited Webb v Webb ([2020] UKPC 22) judgment in the appeal from the Cook Islands. Its judgment grapples with several important issues, with perhaps the most eye-catching aspect


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Quickfire HNW Divorce: Hot Topics in Finances & Children - Event Slides

Event slides for Quickfire HNW Divorce: Hot Topics in Finances & Children


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Articles
War Stories on Pre- and Post-nuptial agreements

Marital agreements are becoming increasingly popular in England & Wales as more couples seek greater certainty of financial outcomes in the event they divorce. The increasing number of international couples (who may be more used to such agreements) has also made marital and civil partnership agreements more popular and culturally acceptable in England & Wales.


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Hot topics in proceedings for financial provision after a foreign divorce (Part III)

Proceedings for financial claims after a divorce has already taken place in another country (known in England and Wales as Part III applications) are politically, legally, and culturally sensitive.  These applications enable a court in one country to determine whether a financial outcome made in another country is fair and adequate and if not, additional financial relief can be secured. This can sometimes lead to very large financial settlements.  This talk deals with the most relevant cases in the last 12 months and discusses some current thorny issues including the difficulty in sharing English pensions after a foreign divorce post 31 December 2020.   


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Family law leaves the EU:  the law on 1 January 2021

EU family laws end on New Year’s Eve 2020[1].  For all new proceedings[2] from 1 January 2021 onwards there will be reference to national laws and non-EU international laws.  This article summarises what is that law, separating out threefold elements of jurisdiction, forum[3] and recognition with enforcement.  In turn it is within the three key areas namely divorce, maintenance and children. 


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Family law leaves the EU: the conjunctive or disjunctive interpretation resolved by EU guidance

Over the summer there was real uncertainty concerning the proper and appropriate interpretation of a key part of the 2019 EU Withdrawal Agreement (WA).  Not a matter of mere academic or political interest, it was vital for family law practitioners to know how to prepare for EU exit, specifically what steps should be taken in their cases this autumn and winter.  Last week the EU published guidance which very helpfully clarified the position, confirmed by the UK Ministry of Justice. 


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Claiming maintenance where the petition is based on sole domicile

In the recent unreported decision of B v B, heard remotely at the CFC in May 2020, two members of chambers were on opposite sides: Peter Duckworth for the wife and Conor Fee for the husband. The skeleton arguments and ensuing judgment addressed controversies that have surrounded the interpretation of Article 3 of Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009 (the Maintenance Regulation).


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White Papers
Death & Divorce Full Event Slides

Event slides from Death & Divorce webinar


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Trusts in Divorce 6th July Event Slides

Slides from the Trusts in Divorce event on the 6th July


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Reports
29 Bedford Row Event Materials

Downlaod the event notes and slides from the recent 29 Bedford Row event - HNW Divorce, The latest from 29 Bedford Row


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Cases Referred to in Trustees & Divorce Virtual Event

Crib sheet of cases referred to in recent virtual event


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Suggested Guidance for the conduct of Financial Dispute Resolution/Neutral Evaluation Hearings & for the conduct of a remote hearing as arbitrator or PFDR

Drafted by an experienced cohort of QC’s, barristers and arbitrators who regularly practice as private judges and arbitrators in remote hearings, this guidance aims to answer these questions and provide insight on best practice. See guidance documents below:

Want further clarifiaction? Question the authors directly in a 1 hour webinar on 12 June 2020 designed to provide guidance on the guide:

A Guide to Remote Private Hearings: Arbitrations, Private FDRs and Early Neutral Evaluations (12pm-1pm, 12 June 2020)


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White Papers
Unmarried Couples & Schedule 1 Event Materials

All materials for the Schedule 1 and unmarried couples event can be found here 


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Articles
Urgent relief and the practical implications of social distancing: business as usual, but not as usual

A flood of material released by the courts of England and Wales has ensured that the message has quickly spread that, while it may not be quite as usual, every step is and will be taken to ensure that court business continues. 


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How far does the Split reflect the Family law reality

The Split, a BBC One drama which follows the personal and legal challenges faced by the Defoes (a family of female divorce lawyers to high-end and celebrity clients), returned to our screens last month after the success of its first series back in Spring 2018.


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Splitting Finances on Divorce

Getting divorced is never easy and quite often, splitting up the finances is one of the most stressful parts of the divorce process. As financial advisers, we cannot take the emotional stress away but we can make the financial discussion easier and in some cases, we can find ways to improve the overall tax situation. I have even seen one situation in which a divorce became the most viable option to achieve a specific financial goal… more on this later.


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Attacking and defending (pension) trusts in divorce

Pensions can be of huge significance for divorcing high-net-worth couples. The most recent ONS figures show that for the wealthiest 10% of households, private pensions amount to 44% of overall wealth, compared to 30% held in property and 22% held in other investments.


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The current obstacles facing intended parents in UK/US international surrogacy arrangements

Although both altruistic and compensated surrogacy in the England is legal, it is important to note that English surrogacy contracts are not legally enforceable and therefore wholly reliant on goodwill for their execution.


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What we say

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What our members say

"It's just a complete breath of fresh air I have to say, and everyone is saying it."

Abby Buckland - Kingsley Napley

"It's a great gateway for us ThoughtLeaders4, it's that entrance into the arena where the people that we want to work with are placed. Connectivity wise, it's critical."

Elaine Gray - Carey Olsen

"I’m very excited about the innovative approach that ThoughtLeaders4 are taking to the issue of high net worth divorce and the changing demands and needs of clients in 2020."

Laura Rosefield - Rosefield Divorce Consultantcy

Well firstly, I think it has to be said that not only are you guys on the map, you are the map, I mean, there is no one else that is doing anything close to what you are doing.

Abby Buckland - Kingsley Napley

"Given the continued development of the area I am excited to participate in the ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce conference. Especially the constructive debate on trusts in divorce and the family courts approach."

Nick Holland - McDermott Will & Emery

"I am delighted to be able to bring about a discussion that questions the fundamental principles upon which family law and mediation are predicated."

Bill Hewlett - Bill Hewlett Therapeutic Mediation

"The approach is impressive and refreshing and I am delighted to be on board"

Metta Macmillan-Hughes - Lennox Paton

"We've been impressed with your approach and enthusiasm for things which really matter in this area. You do really want to make it the best community that you can and we enjoy working with you. You're energetic and collaborative as a team and it's been a pleasure to work with you."

Hannah Davie - Grant Thornton

What our
members say

"It's just a complete breath of fresh air I have to say, and everyone is saying it."

Abby Buckland - Kingsley Napley

"It's a great gateway for us ThoughtLeaders4, it's that entrance into the arena where the people that we want to work with are placed. Connectivity wise, it's critical."

Elaine Gray - Carey Olsen

"I’m very excited about the innovative approach that ThoughtLeaders4 are taking to the issue of high net worth divorce and the changing demands and needs of clients in 2020."

Laura Rosefield - Rosefield Divorce Consultantcy

Well firstly, I think it has to be said that not only are you guys on the map, you are the map, I mean, there is no one else that is doing anything close to what you are doing.

Abby Buckland - Kingsley Napley

"Given the continued development of the area I am excited to participate in the ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce conference. Especially the constructive debate on trusts in divorce and the family courts approach."

Nick Holland - McDermott Will & Emery

"I am delighted to be able to bring about a discussion that questions the fundamental principles upon which family law and mediation are predicated."

Bill Hewlett - Bill Hewlett Therapeutic Mediation

"The approach is impressive and refreshing and I am delighted to be on board"

Metta Macmillan-Hughes - Lennox Paton

"We've been impressed with your approach and enthusiasm for things which really matter in this area. You do really want to make it the best community that you can and we enjoy working with you. You're energetic and collaborative as a team and it's been a pleasure to work with you."

Hannah Davie - Grant Thornton
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Our HNW Divorce Community Partners:
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For help with Event queries, Next Generation or Elite Circle contact:


Paul Barford

Founder | Director
020 7101 4155
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For help with Partnership queries contact:


Chris Leese

Founder | Director
020 7101 4151
email Chris

For help with Membership queries contact:


Danushka De Alwis

Founder | Director
020 7101 4191
email Danushka

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