John HudsonYear of Call: 2006
Areas of Expertise
- Financial Remedy
- Business Law LLB
County Court Rate: £325.00 +VAT High Court Rate: £425.00 +VAT VAT Registered: Yes Direct Access Accredited: Yes
Barrister, previously a solicitor specialising in Family Finance.
“Thank you, John, not just because you got me the result I wanted, but for how you did it. Clear advice, fairly priced, delivered frankly and with a compassion that helped hugely, in a difficult situation.” MJ
John has a niche matrimonial finance and divorce practice, he has specialised in this area of law for over 27 years, particularly cases involving businesses. As a company director himself, his practice extends beyond family law to providing advice, drafting and advocacy in other aspects of law affecting families surrounding matters of company law, director and partnership disputes within the context of ancillary relief proceedings.
His forensic attention to detail matched by his calm bedside manor makes for a formidable counsel to have on your side, particularly when there are complex issues such as a business, foreign property and pension issues arising from divorce.
Experience shows that whilst these situations are never easy, if you get the right expert working on your case from the start – a speedy resolution is achievable, cheaper and is more likely to get the result you want.
As a formidable advocate (twice recommended in the legal 500), John is a fighter for his client, eloquent in delivery and thorough in his preparation, his years of experience also allow him the ability to see when taking a case in front of a Judge is the wrong decision and the right one should be to negotiate early in proceedings.
Recent matters include representing:
- Husband in an application for a financial remedy following foreign divorce proceedings.
- Wife in a financial remedy application involving substantial farm assets.
- Wife in a financial remedy case involving a husband with a dramatically shortened life expectancy.
- Intervenor in a case involving a family farming business.
- Husband in a financial remedy case involving a husband and wife and family owned transport business.
- Wife in a financial remedy case involving property abroad.
- Husband in a financial remedy case involving substantial pension assets.
- John is a keen horseman and keeps a Clydesdale and and IDxTB hunter together with a small flock of rare breed sheep on his land in the Yorkshire Dales.
Over the past few days I have been inundated by enquiries in respect of whether or not the current pandemic and its impact on valuations may be a reason to revisit an agreed order entered into before the lockdown. Clearly the value of many businesses and assets will have been negatively impacted by the pandemic20th April 2020
The case involved allegations of substantial property and business assets both in the U.K. and held abroad by the otherside who maintained that they had very little in the way of assets and in the course of the proceedings even went as far as to claim bankruptcy. The client had tried her best as a2nd May 2019
The client’s only significant asset was a business which employed over 20 people. The business was struggling but notwithstanding the reality of the situation the otherside believed that the business was far more successful than it appeared from the accounts. The otherside had subjected the client to numerous requests for information relating to the business2nd May 2019
The client had lost confidence in his solicitor who had represented him at an FDA and FDR. The matter had been listed for trial and the client required direct access Counsel to represent him at trial. The matter was successfully compromised on the day of the final hearing. The work involved representing the client at2nd May 2019
The magnetic features of the case was the length of the marriage and the needs of the client and the parties children. The case was complicated over issues concerning the value of the former family home which had suffered from subsidence. The client sought the lion’s share of the matrimonial assets in order to meet2nd May 2019
The significant asset in the case was substantial pension assets. The parties had been married a long time and the client sought equality of pension income upon retirement. An actuary was required to carry out certain calculations. The client achieved her desired result at an FDR. The work involved consisted of representing the client at2nd May 2019
This case involved over 2 million pounds of assets however it was not complicated. The assets consisted of the former matrimonial home and several investment properties. Notwithstanding the lack of complication the parties had each spent the best part of £100,000 in legal costs prior to the issue of proceedings. The client had lost confidence2nd May 2019
A massive thank you to John Hudson for your assistance, I am sincerely grateful. Moreover, for your good spirit and humour – it helped a lot in a difficult situation.