TL4
Next Gen

TL4 HNW Divorce Next Gen will run informative panel sessions and networking events, covering the most pertinent and current issues affecting HNW Divorce - targeted at the junior practitioner in HNW divorce. 

Members will include:

  • Junior partners, associates, counsel at law firms specialising in HNW Divorce
  • Junior barristers practicing at the commercial, chancery, family bar
  • Managers / junior directors at investigation firms
  • In house at banks, wealth managers and financial institutions
  • Litigation funders specialising in HNW Divorce
  • Forensic accounting professionals

Bringing together up-and-coming HNW Divorce practitioners to share knowledge and experience

Who Qualifies as a Next Generation practictioner?

Are there membership criteria?
Typically members must operate in fields related to HNW Divorce Litigation and have 2 - 12 years of experience.

Does my membership end once I reach 12 years in the industry?

No, this only at the point of joining 

Is there a membership fee?

No, membership is free.

Abby Buckland
Partner - Kingsley Napley

Abby is a Senior Associate in the Family and Divorce team who undertakes matters involving all aspects of private family law and in particular complex financial issues and private children cases.
 

Abby practices in all aspects of private family law, with particular expertise in cases involving:

  • Complex financial disputes often involving trust assets, family wealth or inheritance
  • Farming divorces
  • Pre and postnuptial agreements
  • All issues concerning the arrangements for children, particularly cases involving parental alienation, relocation within or outside of England and Wales and financial provision for children
  • International elements including;
  • International relocation (also known as leave to remove)
  • Cross border matrimonial disputes
  • Jurisdiction race

Abby gives clear, sensible advice and takes great care of her clients, working strategically and creatively to achieve the best possible outcome.

Abby is recognised as an ‘Associate to Watch’ in Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019 and she is listed as a recommended lawyer in Legal 500 UK. She has been shortlisted as Woman of the Year - Rising Star in the Powerwomen Awards 2020. 


Emma Hargreaves
Barrister - Serle Court

Emma has a broad commercial chancery practice, with a particular focus on domestic and offshore trust/probate litigation, civil fraud, and company disputes.  She also advises and appears as specialist Chancery counsel in financial remedy proceedings. Emma is often instructed to act as sole counsel in cases in the High Court and the County Court. She is also regularly instructed as junior counsel in large-scale commercial and chancery litigation, both onshore and offshore, and has previously appeared (ad hoc) as junior counsel in the Supreme Court of Bermuda. 

Emma is ranked in Legal 500, Chambers UK Bar, Chambers Global and Chambers High Net Worth.  She was named Chancery Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2020 and she was also named in The Lawyer's Hot 100 2019, which described her reputation as "superb".  She is also listed in Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite: Ones to Watch and was  "highly recommended" in Legal Week's Stars at the Bar 2017.


Eesha Arora
Partner - Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP

Eesha advises individuals, trustees, beneficiaries and financial institutions on private wealth issues often involving international tax and trust matters.  She also advises charities and philanthropists and executors and beneficiaries in relation to probates.

Eesha focuses on personal tax for individuals including pre-arrival planning and the remittance basis.  Eesha is experienced in establishing bespoke asset holding structures for high net worth individuals, with a particular focus on non domiciles.

Eesha advises trustees and beneficiaries on complex trust law issues, charities on governance issues, philanthropists on grant making, and executors and beneficiaries on high value, complex probates.


Max Turnell
Barrister - 1KBW

A specialist family law barrister, Max’s work includes family finance (including TOLATA), divorce proceedings, private and international children cases and jurisdiction disputes.

He has advised and acted at all levels up to the High Court and is equally comfortable on his own and as junior counsel.

Prior to joining 1 King’s Bench Walk, Max held visiting lectureships in Contract Law and the Law of Trusts at King’s College London.


Hannah Davie
Director - Grant Thornton UK LLP

Hannah is an insolvency practitioner with 12 years’ experience of dealing with complex, contentious assignments; with an emphasis on fraud investigation, identification of assets, tracing exercises, enforcement of judgments and recovery of assets for those who have suffered financial loss or have a claim against another party.

Hannah’s focus is on assisting beneficiaries, trustees and representatives in matrimonial, family, trust and probate disputes. She works to find strategies that ensure the most appropriate action is taken in order to achieve maximum recovery. Hannah uses the Insolvency Act, such as liquidations, bankruptcies and court appointed receiverships, along with other civil legislation, as a tool to assist with investigation, asset tracing and recovery processes.

Hannah is supported by her corporate intelligence, forensic and valuation experts and colleagues internationally when instructed to identify and recover assets, including offshore trusts and corporate structures, with the goal of working seamlessly to achieve the best results for the client.

Hannah often acts on a contingent basis and regularly engages with solicitors, counsel, litigation funders and adverse cost insurers on similar terms to ensure the most appropriate action is taken, which is focused on the client’s individual requirements


James Cooper
Barrister - 29 Bedford Row

James practices in all areas of family law, with a particular specialism in financial remedy proceedings. He is frequently instructed in cases which feature complicated legal and factual issues, recently including void marriages, complex remuneration packages (such as RSUs and LTIPs), and nuptial settlements. He is recognised by solicitors for his careful navigation of technical issues and composed client care skills.

James has experience in being led by silks, both from within 29 Bedford Row and from other chambers. He has conducted conferences, settlement meetings, and hearings in these cases without his leader. He is instructed on appeals and the full spectrum of interim applications, and has appeared in the High Court.

In the year before joining chambers, James worked as a paralegal in the family department of Withers LLP assisting on several high value financial remedy cases.


Jennifer Dickson
Senior Associate - Withers

Jennifer is a senior associate in the divorce and family team.

She specialises in legal issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship.

Her practice encompasses financial remedy claims (both for married couples and unmarried parents), disputes about how children should spend their time, relocation cases and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Many of her cases have an international dimension or involve trust interests or complex corporate structures, and clients come from many walks of life – often they are high-net worth individuals and sometimes in the public eye, wishing to stay out of it.

Jennifer has been involved in supporting clients on a number of high profile cases – she worked with Diana Parker in advising hedge fund manager, Sir Chris Hohn, on the biggest divorce in the English courts, successfully protecting his business from division and defending his wife’s claim for 50% of the assets. The judge also agreed with Sir Chris that there should be certain reporting restrictions protecting financial and personal information (Cooper-Hohn v Hohn [2014] EWCA Civ 896).


Founding Committee

Abby Buckland
Abby Buckland Partner
Kingsley Napley
Emma Hargreaves
Emma Hargreaves Barrister
Serle Court
Eesha Arora
Eesha Arora Partner
Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP
Max Turnell
Max Turnell Barrister
1KBW
Hannah Davie
Hannah Davie Director
Grant Thornton UK LLP
James Cooper
James Cooper Barrister
29 Bedford Row
Jennifer Dickson
Jennifer Dickson Senior Associate
Withers

Upcoming Events

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On Demand
31 Mar 2021
Inter-Generational Wealth Planning: The Private Client Practitioner of the Future - Available Now

On-Demand Full Day Event 
With the old guard of HNWs passing on their wealth to the next generation, how should advisors adapt and change their approach when dealing with the next wave of HNW millenials and Generation Z


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Virtual
09 Sep 2021
What is in a Name? Changing Name & Title on Divorce: Comparing France, England, Italy & the US Approaches

Who has the right to the family name and title on divorce? Join us for a truly international discussion on this thorny issue. 


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Virtual
21 Apr 2020
Love Hurts: Divorce Proofing Inter-Generational Wealth Planning

Virtual Conference 12.00pm - 1.00pm Our inaugural HNW Divorce Next Gen event is now virtual. Registration is £10 per person and all proceeds will be donated to Refuge. 


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Virtual
18 Nov 2020
The Worldwide Webb: The Future of Trusts

Delighted to bring you the first joint event between ConTrA and TL4 Next Gen Wealth

Designed for Contentious & Non-Contentious practitioners alike. 

Bringing you an examination of the impact of the recent Privy Council decision in Webb v. Webb 


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Virtual
19 Nov 2020
TL4 Virtual Community X-Over

A unique virtual event bringing together HNW Divorce, FIRE and Private Client experts. We will be discussing how the various practice areas overlap with each other and how best to work across disciplines 


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Virtual
19 Jan 2021
HNW Divorce: Family Mediation Week

Taking place from 18-22 January 2021, Family Mediation Week aims to raise awareness of mediation and how it can help separating families manage their issues collaboratively and productively.

TL4 HNW Divorce is delighted to present 3 unique bullet sessions around mediation and ADR for HNW Divorce. 


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Virtual
05 May 2021
International Finance & Children Forum

Join 2 bullet sessions over 2 days to drill down into the latest developments in Finances & Children across HNW Divorce. 


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Virtual
12 May 2021
Planning for and Implementing a Divorce Award

Understand best practice in planning for enforcement at the outset of a divorce proceeding, as opposed to only at the point of award when the other side refuses to pay up. 


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On Demand
14 May 2021
Divorce: Understanding the Impact on Trustees, Beneficiaries & Other Fiduciaries

This is not a technical/legal session but we will instead be focusing on practical, ‘on the ground’ experiences.

Typically, these sorts of sessions focus on the legal impact of trusts on divorce but today we will be turning the telescope around and looking at the practical impact of divorce on trustees, beneficiaries and other fiduciaries.


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On Demand
04 Jun 2021
HNW Advisors Leadership Programme: Training and development for future leaders

Leading complex relationships, working through challenging strategy and training your professional mindset makes a good advisor. But what makes a great, trusted advisor? What skills do you need to become a well-rounded HNW practitioner to grow your niche and succeed?


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Virtual
29 Jun 2021
Vive la Difference! Is Family & Trust Law in Jersey more like the French or English?

With Jersey being geographically located between England and France, a panel of experts will explore how family law and trust law work in Jersey. Are they more like the French or the English system?

The panel will also look at finances on divorce, prenups, the law of cohabitation.


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Virtual
13 Jul 2021
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien…..Tips & Tricks for International Pre & Post Nups: A Comparative English, French & US Perspective

A unique event summarising the approaches in England, France and the US. 


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For any questions relating to Next Gen please contact Paul on 020 7101 4155 or email paul@thoughtleaders4.com