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Sarah Hutchinson

Partner  |  Farrer & Co
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Dispute resolution
Family law

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

In BD v FD (2016) I acted for the husband/father. The assets were £160m, including a landed estate. The wife launched a substantial claim involving hearings at the High Court, London.
My team exposed weaknesses in the wife's case, for which she was criticised, and we achieved a rare result, an "add back" due to the wife's "profligacy". The wife was awarded substantially less than she sought, enabling my client to preserve the family's wealth so far as possible and keep the estate intact.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Trust your instincts, do what you enjoy and believe in yourself.

What is your favourite quote?

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you,” Ruth Bader Ginsburg.