We are delighted that seven of our departments have been ranked in The UK Legal 500 2015 guide:
- Agriculture and Estates – Tier 2
- Art and Cultural Property – Tier 5
- Charities and Not-for-Profit – Tier 3
- Contentious Trusts and Probate – Tier 4
- Family – Tier 3
- Family: Mediation – Tier 2
- Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate – Tier 2
The Agriculture and Estates department is ranked in Tier 2, and clients praised the “sound” and “professional advice” provided by the team. Department Head, Patricia Sykes, is described as “highly capable”, and Lucinda Tite as “excellent on trust issues”. Ian Layzell-Smith and Sandy Schofield were also name-checked by clients for their “attention to detail”.
The Art and Cultural Property department is ranked in Tier 5. Hetty Gleave and Gregor Kleinknecht are highlighted as standout Partners and the department is described as “very through, with a good specialist knowledge of heritage legislation”. The guide also highlighted that the team can now draw on the addition resources of Alexandra Sarkis, who joined the team following the merger with May, May & Merrimans.
The Family department is ranked in Tier 3, and described as “dynamic and forward-thinking” and going from strength to strength with strong expertise in high-net-worth matrimonial finance cases. Graeme Fraser advice is described as “spot on” and Hazel Wright as “always at the top of her game”. Henry Hood is also described as having the “Midas touch on the big-money cases”. The Family: Mediation team were also ranked in Tier 2, and Henry Hood and Hazel Wright were both ranked as leading individuals.
The Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate department is ranked in Tier 2. Department Head, Jonathan Godwin-Austen, is ranked as a leading individual and is described as having a “safe pair of hands”. One client commented: “The service is first class in every way”.
Read Hunters’ full Legal 500 2015 rankings here.