‘It was a complicated case, involving the crème de la crème of London lawyers,’ recalls Hunters’ senior associate Amy Scollan as she talks Spear’s though her year. ‘Richard Kershaw and I represented a client in one of the highest-value pieces of matrimonial litigation that has ever been before the English court.’
‘It was fascinating,’ she reveals. ‘The level and detail of the legal argument was beyond anything I had ever experienced.’
Scollan is now a name on UHNW lips, having acted on a number of major cases involving big-money pre-nuptial agreements over the summer. ‘I am able to guide people through the worst possible time in their lives. At the end of the case, a job well done is seeing a client, fully recovered from the trauma of divorce, starting a new life with complete financial confidence. It’s not just about billing.’
Scollan is also a leading voice on family law policy, having worked with the Brexit Working Party advising the International Committee of Resolution. ‘Together, we identified all the provisions of domestic family law that need to be amended as a result of Brexit,’ she says. ‘It took over 250 hours of work.’
Scollan says clients choose Hunters because of a 300-year track record in providing affluent clients with a full range of services in family law for domestic and cross-border matters.
‘Lawyers here have expertise in complex and high-value financial remedy work – as well as children disputes, such as abduction and wardship cases’, she confirms.