Hetty Gleave

Hetty Gleave

Partner

Hetty Gleave

Partner

Hetty qualified in 1996 and became a Partner in 2003. She deals with all aspects of family law, including Pre-Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements, issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship, particularly financial issues arising from separation, and matters relating to children, where focus and sensitivity is essential.

She has particular expertise in dealing with child abduction cases and children cases with an international element.

She is keen, where appropriate, to find solutions for clients which are negotiated and can enable the clients to move forward whilst maintaining a civilised relationship with their former partner. However her background is in litigation and in those cases where the need requires it she is well used to the court process and adversarial approach.

In addition to family law, Hetty also advises on matters relating to art and cultural property issues, whether or not contentious. These have included disputes concerning attribution, provenance, title, illegally exported and excavated goods and the restitution of cultural property.

In June 2015 she was reappointed as a member of the Treasure Valuation Committee and has recently been selected as Deputy Chair. The committee advises the Secretary of State on the fair market value of declared Treasure finds from England, Wales and Northern Ireland which museums wish to acquire.

Our representation on the Treasure Valuation Committee means that the team is able to bring a unique knowledge of the law and practice in these areas to bear on the advice which it offers owners of art and antiquities.

 


Awards

Chambers & Partners UK 2021

Band 3 for Family/Matrimonial

“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.”

Chambers & Partners UK 2021

Band 3 for Art and Cultural Property Law

“She is very diligent, well prepared and fair-minded. She is also a very clear communicator.”
Legal 500 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Recommended for ‘Family’ and ‘Family:Mediation’

“Hetty Gleave is extremely hardworking and fiercely committed to her clients. She gives excellent, balanced advice and is sensible and tough when it’s needed”
Legal 500 Leading Individual 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Leading Individual in ‘Art and cultural property’

“Hetty is very well known in this area, especially in the field of art mediation”

Family Law Awards 2020

Shortlisted for Family Law Partner of the Year.

Chambers HNW 2020

Ranked Band 3 for Art and Cultural Property Law

“Hetty 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.”

Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2020

Inspirational Woman of the Year, Silver

Chambers & Partners UK 2020

Ranked in Band 3 for Art and Cultural Property Law

“She has an enormously wide knowledge of art and cultural property.”

Chambers & Partners UK 2020

Ranked in Band 3 for Family/Matrimonial

“Hetty Gleave attracts praise for the "extremely good judgement" she brings to her caseload.”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Leading Individual in ‘Art and cultural property’

“'Hetty Gleave is an excellent communicator who is able to articulate complex issues in a very straight-forward manner'.”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Recommended for ‘Family’

“Hetty Gleave is extremely good, has great judgement, takes her responsibilities to her clients very seriously.”
“Hetty is friendly, business like and efficient. She has a no-nonsense pragmatic approach.”

Chambers HNW 2019

Ranked in Band 3 for Art and Cultural Property Law

“She has an enormously wide knowledge of art and cultural property. She’s absolutely no-nonsense, very, very assertive and very firm”
“She is described as 'a very experienced litigation solicitor with a long-term interest in art.' ”
“She is regularly involved in major cases and lots of clients speak highly of their experience working with her”

Chambers UK 2019

Ranked in Band 3 – Art and Cultural Property Department and The Family / Matrimonial Department

“She is described as 'widely respected' providing 'prompt, patient and carefully considered advice'”

The Legal 500 2019

Leading Individual – Art and Cultural Property

The Legal 500 2019

Recommended in The Family section

Chambers UK 2018

Ranked in Band 3 and listed as a leading individual in the Art & Cultural Property Department

“Highlighted as a 'very good lawyer in that space'”
“An efficient personable, experienced litigation lawyer”

Chambers UK 2018

Ranked in Band 3 in the Family/Matrimonial Department

“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'”

Chambers HNW 2017

Ranked in Band 3 for Art and Cultural Property Law

Citywealth Powerwoman Awards 2017

Bronze for Inspirational Woman of the Year

Chambers UK 2017

Ranked in Band 3 in the Art & Cultural Property Department

“She has made a strong practice in the art side and is very keen on dispute resolution. She has a strong way of working and a good reputation in the area.”

Citywealth Leaders List 2017

Listed for Art Advisory, and Family and Matrimonial

The Legal 500 2016

Recommended in the Art and Cultural Property section

“Very well known in the area; practical, with a good range of knowledge and industry experience”

Chambers UK 2016

Leader in her Field in both the Family/Matrimonial and the Art and Cultural Property Law

“Hetty is also described as having 'a fair approach and is a hard-working and dedicated solicitor who provided a quick turnaround and out-of-hours support' in the Family section, and as 'exceptionally meticulous' and 'very knowledgeable, personable and calm' in the Art and Cultural Property Law section”

Chambers HNW 2016

Ranked in the Art and Cultural Property Section

“Referrers comment 'I have extremely high regard for her. She wears her learning lightly'”

Citywealth Leaders List 2015

Recommended as a power woman and as a leading lawyer in Art Advisory and Family & Matrimonial

Chambers Global 2014

Ranked in Band 1 as a leading individual in Private Client: Art, Collectables and Auctions

MEMBERSHIPS

Hetty is a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children, Resolution and the London Solicitors Litigation Association. She is a trained family mediator, a CEDR accredited mediator and a qualified collaborative lawyer. Hetty is a Fellow of the Institute of Art and Law and teaches aspects of their Art Law diploma course, and also a guest lecturer at Queen Mary and CCLS teaching on the Art, Business and Law LLM.

Awards

Chambers & Partners UK 2021

Band 3 for Family/Matrimonial

“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.”

Chambers & Partners UK 2021

Band 3 for Art and Cultural Property Law

“She is very diligent, well prepared and fair-minded. She is also a very clear communicator.”
Legal 500 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Recommended for ‘Family’ and ‘Family:Mediation’

“Hetty Gleave is extremely hardworking and fiercely committed to her clients. She gives excellent, balanced advice and is sensible and tough when it’s needed”
Legal 500 Leading Individual 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Leading Individual in ‘Art and cultural property’

“Hetty is very well known in this area, especially in the field of art mediation”

Family Law Awards 2020

Shortlisted for Family Law Partner of the Year.

Chambers HNW 2020

Ranked Band 3 for Art and Cultural Property Law

“Hetty 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.”

Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2020

Inspirational Woman of the Year, Silver

Chambers & Partners UK 2020

Ranked in Band 3 for Art and Cultural Property Law

“She has an enormously wide knowledge of art and cultural property.”

Chambers & Partners UK 2020

Ranked in Band 3 for Family/Matrimonial

“Hetty Gleave attracts praise for the "extremely good judgement" she brings to her caseload.”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Leading Individual in ‘Art and cultural property’

“'Hetty Gleave is an excellent communicator who is able to articulate complex issues in a very straight-forward manner'.”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Recommended for ‘Family’

“Hetty Gleave is extremely good, has great judgement, takes her responsibilities to her clients very seriously.”
“Hetty is friendly, business like and efficient. She has a no-nonsense pragmatic approach.”

Chambers HNW 2019

Ranked in Band 3 for Art and Cultural Property Law

“She has an enormously wide knowledge of art and cultural property. She’s absolutely no-nonsense, very, very assertive and very firm”
“She is described as 'a very experienced litigation solicitor with a long-term interest in art.' ”
“She is regularly involved in major cases and lots of clients speak highly of their experience working with her”

Chambers UK 2019

Ranked in Band 3 – Art and Cultural Property Department and The Family / Matrimonial Department

“She is described as 'widely respected' providing 'prompt, patient and carefully considered advice'”

The Legal 500 2019

Leading Individual – Art and Cultural Property

The Legal 500 2019

Recommended in The Family section

Chambers UK 2018

Ranked in Band 3 and listed as a leading individual in the Art & Cultural Property Department

“Highlighted as a 'very good lawyer in that space'”
“An efficient personable, experienced litigation lawyer”

Chambers UK 2018

Ranked in Band 3 in the Family/Matrimonial Department

“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'”

Chambers HNW 2017

Ranked in Band 3 for Art and Cultural Property Law

Citywealth Powerwoman Awards 2017

Bronze for Inspirational Woman of the Year

Chambers UK 2017

Ranked in Band 3 in the Art & Cultural Property Department

“She has made a strong practice in the art side and is very keen on dispute resolution. She has a strong way of working and a good reputation in the area.”

Citywealth Leaders List 2017

Listed for Art Advisory, and Family and Matrimonial

The Legal 500 2016

Recommended in the Art and Cultural Property section

“Very well known in the area; practical, with a good range of knowledge and industry experience”

Chambers UK 2016

Leader in her Field in both the Family/Matrimonial and the Art and Cultural Property Law

“Hetty is also described as having 'a fair approach and is a hard-working and dedicated solicitor who provided a quick turnaround and out-of-hours support' in the Family section, and as 'exceptionally meticulous' and 'very knowledgeable, personable and calm' in the Art and Cultural Property Law section”

Chambers HNW 2016

Ranked in the Art and Cultural Property Section

“Referrers comment 'I have extremely high regard for her. She wears her learning lightly'”

Citywealth Leaders List 2015

Recommended as a power woman and as a leading lawyer in Art Advisory and Family & Matrimonial

Chambers Global 2014

Ranked in Band 1 as a leading individual in Private Client: Art, Collectables and Auctions

MEMBERSHIPS

Hetty is a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children, Resolution and the London Solicitors Litigation Association. She is a trained family mediator, a CEDR accredited mediator and a qualified collaborative lawyer. Hetty is a Fellow of the Institute of Art and Law and teaches aspects of their Art Law diploma course, and also a guest lecturer at Queen Mary and CCLS teaching on the Art, Business and Law LLM.

“Hetty is described as 'empathetic and a good litigator'”

- Chambers & Partners UK 2019

“Sources note that Hetty 'is very widely respected in treasure work'”

- Chambers & Partners UK 2019

“She has an enormously wide knowledge of art and cultural property. She’s absolutely no-nonsense, very, very assertive and very firm”

- Chambers HNW 2019

“That's her expertise. She is very widely respected in her treasure work. She also does private client work with this art and cultural property theme”

- Chambers HNW 2018

Latest Headlines

Sep 16, 2020
Hetty Gleave examines HNW clients and the impact of the pandemic on their financial settlements in ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client Magazine
Aug 10, 2020
Hetty Gleave examines HNW clients and the impact of the pandemic on their financial settlements in HNW Divorce Magazine
Jul 03, 2020
Hetty Gleave comments on the surge in divorce inquiries due to lockdown in the Financial Times
Jun 23, 2020
Hetty Gleave discusses the rising trend of cohabitation agreements in STEP Journal
Jun 08, 2020
Hetty Gleave discusses RSUs and divorce
Apr 14, 2020
Hetty Gleave examines child arrangements for international families during Coronavirus in Lawyer Monthly
Apr 06, 2020
Hetty Gleave discusses financial remedy negotiations during Coronavirus in Family Law LexisNexis
Mar 26, 2020
Hetty Gleave discusses financial settlements during Coronavirus
Mar 25, 2020
“Lockdown” but the courts are working – the wheels of justice continue to turn via remote hearings
Feb 12, 2020
Hetty Gleave discusses Cohabitation Agreements and how they should provide certainty and security

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