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) Winter event, running from 27 November – 11 December 2020. This year, LAW is using 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 “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.

“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

Latest Headlines

Nov 19, 2020
Jay Patel and Polly Atkins examine family law in the lead up to Brexit in Family Law Week
Nov 13, 2020
Julia Richards examines section 33 of the Wills Act 1837 in the case of Re estate of Ellen Beatrice Brackstone [2020]
Nov 12, 2020
Peter Robinson examines the government’s ban on evictions of commercial tenants during the pandemic and what commercial landlords should consider in The Law Society
Nov 12, 2020
Ben Gurluk comments on the Stamp Duty holiday in the Daily Express
Nov 09, 2020
Richard Kershaw discusses trusts on divorce and their role in financial planning strategies
Nov 05, 2020
Hunters recognised in The Times Best Law Firms 2021

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