Access Hunters’ Chambers & Partners UK 2021 profiles, rankings and quotes here.
We are delighted to announce that Hunters has once again given a strong performance in the 2021 edition of Chambers and Partners UK.
Three departments are highlighted: Agriculture & Rural Affairs (London), Family/Matrimonial (London) and Art and Cultural Property Law (UK-wide), with seven practitioners being specifically recommended.
The Agriculture & Rural Affairs Department is ranked in Band 3, with Jonathan Thompson ranked as an ‘Associate to Watch’ and highlighting him as “particularly attentive and quickly grasped the problematic issues.” The Department is recognised as follows: “They have got all aspects of rural law covered with experienced leaders and a team of very knowledgeable and capable solicitors.”
The Family/Matrimonial Department is also highly regarded in Band 3, with the following four practitioners being strongly recommended: Henry Hood (Band 2), Hetty Gleave (Band 3), Jo Carr-West (Band 4) and Richard Kershaw (Band 4). Sources describe the team as “excellent,” with one reporting: “I felt that they were well prepared for all eventualities.” Additionally: “The breadth of the team there is staggering,” says an observer. “There’s a phenomenal range of lawyers with various experience.”
Henry Hood receives plaudits for his experience handling a range of complex family law matters for high net worth individuals, including members of the aristocracy. “He’s sensitive, thorough and knowledgeable on all aspects of matrimonial matters. Henry uses his experience wisely.“ “He’s 100% committed, reliable and thorough.” “He’s incredibly knowledgeable; he has been in the industry for such a long time that there isn’t much he hasn’t seen. He stands up for you and fights your corner.“
Hetty Gleave ‘s extensive practice includes financial remedy matters involving niche trust and partnership structures, as well as jurisdictional issues. “She has a lot of experience. She is very straight-talking. She’s good at collaborating with counsel and working as a team. Working with her is a fluid and efficient process.“ “She’s great – she is empathetic, warm and extremely good.“
Jo Carr-West has significant expertise in divorce proceedings and prenuptial agreements involving extensive assets. She also acts on Children Act matters, including international leave to remove cases. “She is very capable on complex financial matters. She’s excellent with clients and there is a calmness about her; she doesn’t get ruffled at all.“ “She’s incredibly methodical and diligent. I found her to be a great support; I felt that she was fighting for me.“ “Jo is terrific – she kept me well informed at all times and responded promptly to my queries. She also made sure I understood my options and gave me her assessments as to the best course of action when key decisions needed to be made.“
Richard Kershaw ‘s clients call upon him to provide guidance on high-value financial remedy proceedings and nuptial agreements. “He’s a phenomenal litigator and a really good negotiator. His knowledge on financial matters is superb. He’s incredibly thorough and on the ball.“ “Richard is the epitome of what a family solicitor should be.“
Highly regarded in Band 2, the Art and Cultural Property Law Department has increased its ranking in 2021, with the following three practitioners being strongly recommended: Gregor Kleinknecht (Band 2), Hetty Gleave (Band 3) and Petra Warrington (Associate to Watch). One source comments: “I think the team work well together and individually. Their strength is their knowledge of the law.”
Gregor Kleinknecht regularly handles complex art-related disputes. A source reports: “He is an excellent communicator and very personable. He can break everything down into a really digestible fashion, which is a real skill.”
Hetty Gleave deals with a wide range of art and cultural property matters and often acts for wealthy individuals and families. One source comments: “She is very diligent, well prepared and fair-minded. She is also a very clear communicator.”
Petra Warrington is a senior associate at the firm and often acts for artists, dealers, trustees and galleries.