We are pleased to report that Hunters Solicitors has been ranked as a leading firm in the second annual publication of Chambers HNW 2017.
The guide highlights the Private Client, Art & Cultural Property and Family Departments, along with a selection of individuals being recognised as leading individuals in their practice areas.
Art and Cultural Property Law is well-regarded in Band 2, and the team is highlighted by a barrister as: “They’re pretty active in spreading the word, and certainly very knowledgeable about the market, and the law relating to restitution in particular.” The team is also noted for its work in the development of alternative dispute resolution in the art world, in particular as mediators.
Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth is ranked in Band 3, and Private Client is ranked in Band 4 in Private Wealth Law.
Hetty Gleave, ranked in Band 3, is “just a very good litigation lawyer,” says a barrister. She is also highlighted as “a very efficient, personable, experienced litigation lawyer.” A peer also describes Hetty as “a very good lawyer in this space. She’s been doing it for a long time.” Hetty is a member of the TreasureValuation Committee, advising on the fair market value of treasure finds under the Treasure Act.
Gregor Kleinknecht, ranked in Band 3, is “very good to work with,” says a barrister: “Very nice, very sociable and a very good communicator. Level-headed is a word that springs to mind.” According to one peer, Gregor has an “excellent art practice across the board.” A client, who “cannot recommend him highly enough,” talks about his “enormous skill with art law, and his ability to handle difficult art legal issues with immense presence and skill. He explains confusing or tricky situations very clearly, and acts decisively and firmly on the client’s behalf.”
Henry Hood who leads the Family Department is ranked in Band 3. An interviewee regards Henry as “a class act.” Henry acts on a number of complex financial matters as well as those concerning children. His background as a litigator, and his practice as a mediator, help him to take an approach in the best interests of the client, and to negotiate successfully on their behalf. According to a peer, the team at Hunters “all seem very interested in family law, and quite energised by it,” according to a peer. “If I were recommending,” this source continues, “I’d recommend them – they do a good job without making the divorce completely unpleasant and horrible.”
Richard Kershaw is well-regarded in Band 4 in Private Wealth Law. Hunters is respected for domestic private client work and its enviable clientele of landed estates. Commentators particularly underline the team’s strength in dealing with high-value trusts. A source says that “they’ve managed all of our business extremely competently and discreetly. With trusts, you have to maintain financial security and keep up to date with law – their advice has always been first-class and they’ve always anticipated the future.” One commentator states: “I value their understanding and sympathy, and they reach good solutions in a consensual way. For their location and their name, their fees are surprisingly reasonable, they look after their clients and I don’t think you could ask for a better experience.” Another notes that “they have good relationships with private banks and they’re nice people.”
Find the firm’s full profile and rankings on the Chambers and Partners website here.