We are pleased to report that Hunters has once again given a strong performance in the 2018 edition of Chambers and Partners UK, in a range of departments.
Three departments are highlighted: Art and Cultural Property, Agriculture & Rural Affairs and Family/Matrimonial, with five practitioners being specifically recommended. The Private Client Department were also recognised as Leaders in their field earlier this year in Chambers HNW.
The Art and Cultural Property Department is ranked in Band 2, and are praised as “active in spreading the word about mediation, and certainly very knowledgeable about the market and the law relating to restitution in particular.” Hetty Gleave, ranked in Band 3 as a Leading Individual, is described as “a very good lawyer in that space” and “an efficient personable, experienced litigation lawyer”. Gregor Kleinknecht, also ranked in Band 3, is recognised for his “enormous skill with art law, and his ability to handle different art legal issues with immense pressure and skill. He explains confusing or tricky situations very clearly and acts decisively and firmly on the clients behalf”.
The Agriculture & Rural Affairs Department is ranked in Band 2, noted as an “experienced team” and renowned for “giving clear and concise advise”. Jonathan Godwin-Austen is ranked in Band 4 as a Leading Individual, with referees noting he is “technically very good and very nice to deal with” and “a good choice for clients”.
The Family/Matrimonial Department is ranked in Band 3, with clients noting “I was beyond satisfied with the level of focus and client service provided by Hunters. I approached Hunters knowing them to be an outstanding firm. My personal experience turned out to be even better than the already high expectations I had of them. I genuinely struggle to point out any weaknesses.” Henry Hood is ranked as a Leading Individual in Band 2, praised as giving “an enormous amount of thought to his cases”, as “very supportive” and with “superb technical skill”. Hetty Gleave is ranked in Band 3, with referees noting that “for a family lawyer, empathy and sensitivity are equally as important as the knowledge of the legal principles and Hetty has an abundance of them.” Jo Carr-West is also recognised in the Up and Coming, described as “superb – very technical and very detailed.”