About

About

About

Hunters offers specialist legal advice across a range of services.  Whilst our clients number private individuals, businesses, trusts, charities and other organisations, they all expect the individual personal service and high level of expertise for which we are known.

The firm was founded in 1715 and has been based in Lincoln’s Inn since 1745. The continuing demand for our services reflects our 21st century working practices.

We identify our clients’ needs and tailor our work to each set of circumstances, providing high quality, cost effective advice. We are a multi-disciplinary practice and work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive service over all our practice areas.

A designated partner is personally responsible for every client: the special relationship which develops from this arrangement – very often built up over many years – is the bedrock of our practice.


2015 saw Hunters reach a particularly special milestone, namely our Tercentenary.  We celebrated our 300 years throughout 2015 and introduced a number of new initiatives aimed at making sure we continue to do what our clients want and need from us.

As a wise man once said:  “The farther back you can look the farther forward you are likely to see”.  Everything we do takes the long term view, both for our clients and for the firm itself.  Our Tercentenary is a reminder to us that our history is there to inspire our future.

Hunters hosted our first lectures series during 2015 as well as introducing our Charity of the Year initiative. 2015 also saw us merge with May, May & Merrimans and launch a new website. As is important for all anniversaries, we held our 300th birthday party at Westminster Abbey!

A busy year but a great start to the next 300 years. Read more about the history of our firm in our book ‘A Hunters Miscellany’.

Click here for a detailed timeline of Hunters evolution


Hunters is proud to be a principal sponsor of London Art Week, a major showcase of London’s leading galleries, specialising in the very best paintings, drawings, sculpture and decorative art available on the market.

Twice a year, London Art Week attracts numerous private collectors from around the world, curators from national and international museums, as well as welcoming those who are just curious to learn more.

This year’s Summer event will run from 2-16 July 2021 and it is hoped that the event will be a mix of digital and in-person events.

For further details of exhibitions and talks, visit London Art Week here.

(Updated March 2021)


Hunters has been recognised as one of the top 200 legal practices in England and Wales, and has been commended for “Family” in The Times Best Law Firms 2021.

“While this Lincoln’s Inn practice counts multinational corporations and start-ups among its business clients, it is best known for acting for private individuals. In family matters it advises on everything from prenuptial agreements to divorces, seeking to arrive at agreed settlements through mediation and arbitration, with court proceedings as a last resort.

“In August 2020, the firm’s family team successfully represented the respondent to a long-running application to relocate children abroad. Although, according to case law, such applications need to be determined in the children’s best interests, it remains unusual for a respondent to be successful in preventing a relocation, particularly one endorsed by the Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass). In addition, the firm achieved a rare order for costs against Cafcass, which was not a party to the proceedings.”

Please find a link to the feature in The Times here.

(Updated November 2020)


Hunters has once again secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – the mark of excellence for the home buying process. The firm has achieved CQS accreditation every year since the scheme was introduced in 2011.

The scheme requires practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self reporting, random audits and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Building Societies Association, Legal Ombudsman and the Association of British Insurers.

Law Society President Andrew Caplen said that the CQS accreditation is the hallmark of high standards and establishes a level of credibility for regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers.

“CQS is the quality mark of the home-buying sector and enables consumers to identify practices that provide a quality residential conveyancing service. With so many different conveyancing service providers out there CQS helps home-buyers and sellers seek out those that can provide a safe and efficient level of service.”

(Updated December 2020)

“The team at Hunters is excellent. It is very client friendly and always provides practical advice which is easy to follow. The lawyers punch above their weight as compared with other private client firms”

The Legal 500 2021

“A really excellent firm. Strength across the board in the family team and at all levels from senior partners to associates. Providing excellent value for money. Dedicated and committed and extremely supportive of its clients – providing sound and realistic advice with a proper eye on costs”

The Legal 500 2021

“In my experience, those who have been responsible for my family, dating back well over 50 years, have all been immensely friendly and helpful, and that tradition has been carried on with the present-day partnership”

The Legal 500 2021

“A rare mix of toughness with the opposition and sensitivity to its own clients means that its clients are devoted to the team, and rightly so. The lawyers carry the heaviest cases with ease, and never lose sight of the human issues which underlie them”

The Legal 500 2021

“A forward-thinking firm producing consistently excellent work in the area of international safeguarding, justice and redress schemes, and consistently seeking to provide clients with the best advice built on technical excellence and an awareness of policy and its direction”

The Legal 500 2021

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