Hunters has been recognised as one of the top 200 legal practices in England and Wales, and has been commended for “Inheritance & Succession” in The Times Best Law Firms 2020.
“Hunters, which was founded in 1715, has always been conservative about naming its clients, whom it describes as ‘a very rich seam of sportsmen and women, entertainers, actors, politicians, banks, businesses, charities and a fairly liberal dose of aristocracy’.
“However, it is a matter of public record that the firm acted for Evelyn Waugh in his divorce and for Edward, Prince of Wales and Wallis Simpson during ‘difficult times’. Many of the families for which Hunters works have been clients of the firm for generations, reflecting its 300-year history. It numbers among its clients some 90 estates across Britain, including more than 60 of its largest landed estates.
“Henry Hood, whose background is in farming, heads the family department and has a focus on landed estates, while the partner Hetty Gleave has established a following for her art practice. She successfully represented the Iranian collector and dealer Ali Saatsaz Jeddi last year in an ownership dispute over a 10th-century ewer worth up to £12 million. Gleave is a member of the treasure valuation committee, which advises the state on the value of treasure finds.”
Please find a link to the feature in The Times here.