HNW Divorce: Future Thought Leaders Essay Competition

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ThoughtLeaders4 are serious about providing opportunities to up-and-coming practitioners specialising in HNW Divorce. We strongly believe that the next generation of practitioners should be writing, speaking at and attending events in order to build their network and further their careers.

With this in mind, we are proud to present the 2nd HNW Divorce NextGen Future Thought Leaders Essay Competition. Assessed by an illustriously experienced, senior and broad-ranging panel of practitioners this is your chance to stick your head above the parapet and mark yourself as the one-to-watch. With the opportunity to attend and discuss your essay at our HNW Divorce Litigation Flagship Conference, we look forward to your submissions and to welcoming you to the HNW Divorce community.

The Essay Topic:

Matrimonialisation: a mis-step too far?

In the run-up to our HNW Divorce conference on 21st November 2024 in London, we invite submissions from next gen practitioners on this topical debate.

We encourage you to set out your personal views and thoughts on the current law and its potential future direction and to draw on your own or your colleagues’ experiences.

We also invite you to be creative, well-researched, opinionated, and take a position on this timely issue, affecting the next generation of divorce practitioners.

Illustrious Judging Panel

Sarah Hutchinson
Sarah Hutchinson Partner
Farrer & Co
Philip Marshall KC MCIArb
Philip Marshall KC MCIArb Barrister
Kate Brett
Kate Brett Partner
Hughes Fowler Carruthers
Charlotte Bradley
Charlotte Bradley Partner
Kingsley Napley
James Pirrie
James Pirrie Director
Family Law in Partnership
Alex Carruthers
Alex Carruthers Partner
Hughes Fowler Carruthers

The Prizes:


- Winner of the competition will have the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion at the HNW Divorce Litigation Conference, taking place in London, on             21st November 2024.

- Winner of the competition will receive a yearly pass for ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce Conferences

- Winner of the competition will receive a branded hamper.

Top 3

- Top 3 entrants as chosen by the judging panel will win                        a free ticket to the HNW Divorce Litigation Flagship Conference

- Top 3 entrants will receive a branded hamper.

All Entrants

- All entrants will have their essays published in a special edition of the HNW Divorce Magazine. This will be published digitally, along with a print run at the HNW Divorce Litigation 4th Annual Flagship Conference 2024.

Who can enter?

Must be a HNW Divorce Next Gen (up to 12 years qualified) 

How to submit?

In 3 Easy Steps

Go to our submission form

Fill in the form with your details

Attach your essay as a word document and submit


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