Ann Hussey QC

Call
1981
Silk
2009

Has a wide-ranging clientele but is particularly noted for her expertise in handling disputes relating to farming and agricultural issues. She regularly tackles high-value divorces with offshore assets, representing both interveners and trustees in proceedings. Hussey is sought out for her ability to handle extremely technical legal issues. Strengths: "A great strategist who gets to the heart of the matter from the outset, and communicates with both the lay and professional client in an extremely effective manner. She is approachable, she assimilates fine detail quickly and she presents a complex case in the best possible way. Ann is highly numerate and a first choice in big money cases, where emotions and expectations are running high and need to be managed." "She's a true master of dealing with clients in a raw situation." ‘Has a cross-examination style designed to leave opponents wishing they had settled.’

Chambers and Partners 2019 and Legal 500 2019

Practice

Ann specializes in high net worth divorce, separation and pre and post nuptial agreements.  She is instructed by husbands, wives and separating unmarried couples and also advises off shore asset holding entities.

Ann regularly lectures on financial remedies both in the UK and internationally.

Financial remedies.

  • K v K (periodical payments: cohabitation) [2006] 2FLR 468
  • S v S [2007] Fam Law 106 – conduct pre acquired assets
  • North v North [2008] 1 FLR 158 – the prodigal wife case
  • VB v JP [2008] EWHC 112 – compensation on variation
  • Lyons v Lyons [2010] EWCA Civ 290 – post divorce security
  • D v D [2010] EWHC 138 inherited farming case
  • M v M [2015] EWFC B63  impact of reduced life expectancy
  • FLBA
  • Bencher of the Middle Temple

Ann read law at the University of Kent at Canterbury and was a Middle Temple Blackstone scholar.

Chambers and Partners

"She is an absolute powerhouse. Her attention to detail is meticulous, and her client manner is first-rate. She inspires complete confidence in lay client and professional client alike.

"She is quite simply superb in all respects. Her cross-examination is an art form in itself"

“ Ann is a first class silk; incredibly responsive and a supreme advocate with a superb client manner.”

Legal 500 

‘She is clear and unambiguous in her advice.’

“She is a superb tactician who shows great attention to detail.”

 

Ann is married with four children.  She has a life-long enthusiasm for equestrian activities.