Citywealth Leaders List 2018 – Hunters’ success

We are pleased to announce that a total of eight Hunters Partners have been recognised in the Citywealth Leaders List 2018. Partners who have been recognised in this years’ Leaders List are Jo Carr-West, Hetty Gleave, Jonathan Godwin-Austen, Henry Hood, Richard Kershaw, Charlotte Simm, Hazel Wright and Molly Wills. Additionally, two Hunters Senior Associates have also been recognised in this years’ List: Vanessa Friend and Amy…

Ivan Ho and John Sweeney shortlisted in Citywealth’s Future Leaders Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that Senior Associate, Ivan Ho, and Associate, John Sweeney, have been shortlisted in Citywealth’s Future Leaders Awards 2018. Ivan Ho has been shortlisted as Lawyer of the Year – Senior Associate and John Sweeney has been shortlisted as Lawyer of the Year – Associate. Citywealth’s Future Leaders Awards’ purpose is to champion young professionals…

Stephen Morrall comments on landmark Pimlico Plumbers v Smith Supreme Court judgment in The Times, The Times Law Brief, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance, The National and New Zealand Herald

Plumber, Gary Smith, today (13 June) won a legal battle for working rights in a Supreme Court ruling expected to have huge ramifications for the gig economy. Supreme Court judges found that plumber Gary Smith, who worked for London-based Pimlico Plumbers between August 2005 and April 2011, wasn’t self-employed or a client of the firm, giving him…

Proprietary Estoppel: Just an empty promise?

A number of 2018 cases have turned on the equitable principle of ‘proprietary estoppel’ in a farming context. Under the principle of proprietary estoppel, the court may enforce an assurance or promise given by one person to another if that person has relied on it to their detriment. In well-publicised faming cases, such assurances have…

Inheritance Tax – All Change?

The Office of Tax Simplification takes aim at Inheritance Tax At the Chancellor’s request, the Office of Tax Simplification (‘OTS’) has launched a review of Inheritance Tax (‘IHT’).  The review focuses on both process and administrative issues associated with IHT, as well as more technical areas including disclosure, estate planning and the plurality of available reliefs.…

Henry Hood examines no-fault divorce in Lawyer Monthly

Is Divorce Law About To Change Forever? Can Lawyers Cope? In light of the news that Baroness Hale of Richmond has called for the introduction of no-fault divorce. Below Henry Hood, Head of the Family Law Department at Hunters Solicitors, talks to lawyer Monthly about the potential implications surrounding the issue of no-fault divorce. The ‘Owens…

Gregor Kleinknecht discusses intellectual property advice for small businesses and trademark infringement in The Times

There are countless things for founders to worry about when trying to get a start-up off the ground, finance, production, marketing, supply and staffing levels to name but a few. For Oliver and Alexander Kent-Braham, that list stretched to engaging in a lengthy and bizarre row about the semantics of the word “marshmallow”. Having decided to…