We are pleased to report that Hunters has been ranked as a leading firm in the fourth annual publication of Chambers HNW 2019.
The guide highlights the Private Wealth Law, Art & Cultural Property and Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth, along with a selection of individuals being recognised as leading individuals in their practice areas.
Private Wealth Law, ranked in Band 4, is rated “very highly as a private client firm” in the London market, by sources who say the firm is “really good to work with.” Clients note their experience with the firm to be “extremely pleasant,” adding that advice is given “always in a helpful professional atmosphere and with great friendliness and a real sense of caring on a personal level.”
Art and Cultural Property Law is well-regarded in Band 3 with various art experts noting that Hunters is “a well-known name in the market” with “a practice that is of significant profile and reputation.” A market insider explains: “They advise on big collections and their maintenance but are also involved in major international disputes on heritage stuff.”
Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth is ranked in Band 3, with the firm described as a “very solid private client firm”. Hunters offers a comprehensive family law service for domestic and international affluent clients. The family team has particular expertise in complex and high-value remedy work and children disputes.
Alexandra Sarkis, ranked in Band 5 for Private Wealth Law, heads the firm’s private client team. She regularly advises on trusts, estate planning, wills and probate matters. Her clients include high net worth individuals and families, trustees and charities. Sources say: “She is completely superb. She has got a massive attention to detail, is highly intelligent, and really understands how families work and their issues. She is a remarkable lawyer and does a really excellent job.”
Gregor Kleinknecht, ranked in Band 3 for Art and Cultural Property Law, is an experienced litigator who handles a multitude of art-related disputes on both a domestic and international basis. “He has a breadth of experience in art law to be considered an expert. He can handle litigation and the IP side of things as well. He is the total package,” reports one legal insider. Another says: “He is very clear and very efficient and always responds very promptly. He breaks all the issues down into more user-friendly language.” He is dual-qualified to practise in the UK and Germany and is further praised as “incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about art.”
Hetty Gleave, ranked in Band 3 for Art and Cultural Property Law, handles art-related disputes and is described as “a very experienced litigation solicitor with a long-term interest in art.” One legal expert remarks: “She is regularly involved in major cases and lots of clients speak highly of their experience working with her.” A market insider enthuses: “She has an enormously wide knowledge of art and cultural property. She’s absolutely no-nonsense, very, very assertive and very firm.”
Henry Hood, ranked in Band 3 for Family/Matrimonial, is described as “a class practitioner with a real sense of integrity” according to sources. He heads the firm’s family department and is a specialist in advising on high-value matrimonial finance matters and children law issues. “He is an absolutely lovely man” say sources; “he’s completely focused on his clients and he’s very charming.” Hood is also a well-respected mediator.
Find the Firm’s full profile and rankings on the Chambers HNW website here.