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 the London Art Week (LAW) Summer event, running from 3 – 10 July 2020. This summer, LAW is launching a new online platform, LAW Digital, enabling online viewers to discover over 5,000 years of art from the world’s leading pre-contemporary galleries.

London Art Week is 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.

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


Hunters has been recognised as one of the top 200 legal practices in England and Wales, and has been commended for “Inheritance & Succession” in The Times Best Law Firms 2020.

“Hunters, which was founded in 1715, has always been conservative about naming its clients, whom it describes as ‘a very rich seam of sportsmen and women, entertainers, actors, politicians, banks, businesses, charities and a fairly liberal dose of aristocracy’.

“However, it is a matter of public record that the firm acted for Evelyn Waugh in his divorce and for Edward, Prince of Wales and Wallis Simpson during ‘difficult times’. Many of the families for which Hunters works have been clients of the firm for generations, reflecting its 300-year history. It numbers among its clients some 90 estates across Britain, including more than 60 of its largest landed estates.”

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

They have done really well, they have a good offering, and a good reputation in the market,” says an interviewee, adding: “They have really come up and they will carry on growing. Good all-round family firm”

Chambers HNW 2018

The team is described by a leading barrister as: “high visibility in this field”, adding: “They work diligently and are very responsive and an absolute delight to work for.”

Chambers HNW 2018

The firm is “an outstanding firm” with clients noting being “beyond satisfied with the level of focus and client service provided by Hunters”

Chambers and Partners 2018

The firm is “an outstanding firm” with clients noting being “beyond satisfied with the level of focus and client service provided by Hunters.”

Chambers HNW

An “experienced team” renowned for “giving clear and concise advise”

Chambers and Partners 2018

© Hunters Law LLP 2020 | Privacy NoticeLegal & Regulatory | Cookies Policy | Complaints Procedure.

Hunters Law LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (number 657218)