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Divorce & Family Law Partner
Specialism: Lawyers Family and Matrimonial
Location: London, England
Emma has a reputation as the best technical lawyer of her generation. In Chambers, Emma is described as “dynamic and charismatic” and “exceptionally good and very clever, and she always gets to the point”.
Praised in the legal directories for her “outstanding intellect, hard work and constructive approach”, Emma specialises in complex family cases for high net worth individuals, usually with an international dimension.
Emma has a breadth of experience in all areas of family breakdown but with particular focus on the associated financial issues. A significant number of her cases involve trusts, family businesses, inherited wealth and tracing assets.
Emma advises regularly in negotiating and drafting pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, both in a domestic and international context.
Emma has a leading practice in cases concerning the international relocation of children.
Emma Hatley currently has no Citywealth award
Average client size: £5 million - £25 million
Fixed fee offering: No
Number of offices globally: 1-5
5 New Street Square
T: +44 (0)20 7822 8024
F: +44 (0)20 7822 8080
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Companies disputed that their assets constitute a nuptial settlement
Emma acted in groundbreaking case on behalf of multiple companies who have been joined to financial remedy proceedings in the High Court to defend against a wife’s claims for a declaration that the companies or any of them or any of their assets constitute a nuptial settlement susceptible to the Court's powers under section 24(1)(c) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, and a finding that that the English Court has power to make orders in respect of English situs assets held within a nuptial trust structure, even if the assets are held below corporate level within that structure. The corporate empire is valued at many tens of millions of pounds and all of the underlying assets are English situs assets held under offshore trusts. Listed for three-week final hearing at the end of 2017.