Access Hunters’ Chambers & Partners UK 2023 profiles, rankings and quotes here.
We are delighted to announce that Hunters has once again given a strong performance in the 2023 edition of Chambers and Partners UK.
Two departments are highlighted: Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth (London) and Art and Cultural Property Law (UK-wide), with four practitioners being specifically recommended.
The Family/Matrimonial Department has increased its ranking this year to Band 2, with the following three practitioners being strongly recommended: Henry Hood (Band 2), Jo Carr-West (Band 5) and Richard Kershaw (Band 5). A respondent notes the family team is “absolutely outstanding; technically brilliant, careful and strategic.”
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, and performing well under pressure. He brings to bear additional commercial litigation expertise, as well as mediation experience: “Henry is a tremendous lawyer; he is knowledgeable, efficient and unflappable.”
Jo Carr-West has significant expertise in divorce proceedings and prenuptial agreements involving extensive assets. She also acts on Children Act matters, including international relocation cases. She demonstrates further skill in child arrangement disputes involving domestic violence allegations: “She is client-focused, empathetic and tough when she needs to be.”
Richard Kershaw’s clients call upon him to provide guidance on high-value financial remedy proceedings and nuptial agreements. He often advises on high-value family disputes involving trusts, overseas asset and property issues: “He is very measured and polished, but he’s also deeply reassuring.”
The Art and Cultural Property Law Department is also well regarded in Band 2, with respondents saying “it’s an efficient team” and “They are a very, very nice firm to work with and you get good value advice”. The team provides effective, discrete advice to auction houses, individuals, businesses, trusts, landed estates and charities, preserving and protecting its clients’ interests and artworks.
In the Charities department, Paul Ridout (Band 4) is strongly recommended, and a source reporting: “Paul Ridout is a brilliant lawyer, he knows how everything operates.” The Charities group at Hunters covers everything from the formation of charities, governance and regulatory advice through to mergers and safeguarding support, and offers charity clients a multidisciplinary service that includes a full range of property, legacy and philanthropy, litigation, commercial and employment law services.