Chambers HNW 2020 – Hunters’ success

  • July 09, 2020
  • By Hunters Law LLP

We are pleased to announce that Hunters has been ranked as a leading firm in the fifth annual publication of Chambers HNW 2020.

The guide highlights the Private Wealth Law, Art & Cultural Property and Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth departments, along with a selection of individuals being recognised as leading individuals in their practice areas.

Private Wealth Law, ranked in Band 5, “has a longstanding reputation in the private client market” and is described as “a good and steady firm.” The department is recognised for advising on “estate planning, asset protection, succession matters and tax planning.” A market source notes the team is “extremely professional and I have been very impressed with all the lawyers I have come across“, and another remarks Hunters “are friendly and efficient.

Art and Cultural Property Law has achieved a Band 2 ranking and Chambers notes the practice has “a good reputation in the market“. A commentator describes Hunters as “a firm to watch” and another notes the department is “a very strong and helpful team, and at the top of their field.” A further market source stated: “We like Hunters a lot – they would be the firm that we would refer to first” and continues, noting that Hunters has “developed a good team with a good art law practice” and “they are genuinely really nice people.” One interviewee states: “I think the team work very well together and individually. Their strengths are the knowledge of the law and what needs to be done.”

Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth is ranked Band 3 and Chambers highlights that the practice “acts on a significant number of cross-border divorce matters“. A commentator notes “Hunters are solid, know what they are doing, and are pleasant to work with“, and also notes “they’re confident where they are in the market and don’t feel need to be overly shouty about anything. It’s a solid name with a solid reputation; that’s the ethos of the firm.”

Alexandra Sarkis is ranked Band 5 for Private Wealth Law. Chambers notes she “displays attention to detail and a wealth of knowledge coupled with sound and carefully considered judgement,” and another commentator notes Alexandra “is very diligent, very professional and sharp.”

Gregor Kleinknecht, ranked in Band 2 for Art and Cultural Property Law, is described as “very knowledgeable and experienced“. A commentator notes “I like him very much – he is very, very focused, professional and down to earth. He is a calming influence and he has a very measured approach.” Gregor is described further as “brilliant” and “an excellent communicator, very personable and he can break everything down into a really digestible fashion, which is a real skill.” He is also praised for being “a calm, sensible and knowledgeable lawyer.

Hetty Gleave, ranked Band 3 for Art and Cultural Property Law, is described as “wonderful, and a serious hard worker“, and praised for being “good for mediation and cultural property matters. She has a name in the field, and she is extremely affable“. A client describes Hetty as “very diligent, well prepared and fair-minded. She is also a very clear communicator.”

Petra Warrington is ranked as an Associate to Watch for Art and Cultural Property Law, and Chambers notes she “acts on behalf of artists, dealers, galleries and auctioneers on art and cultural property law matters.” A market commentator describes Petra as “very knowledgeable, a real up-and-comer with a serious interest in this area” and another notes she “is a very good and safe pair of hands, and a good litigator.

Henry Hood, ranked Band 3 for Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth, is described by Chambers as “a specialist in complex financial proceedings and children cases.” He is further described as “sensitive, thorough and knowledgeable on all aspects of matrimonial matters” and a client notes Henry “uses his experience wisely. I appreciated that he aimed not to be confrontational.” A market source highlights “he is charming, he is a gentleman. He could not be a nicer person to deal with.

Find the Firm’s full profile and rankings on the Chambers HNW website here.

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