We are pleased to report that in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners Hunters has given a strong performance in a range of departments.
Six departments are listed: Private Client, Family, Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Art and Cultural Property Law, Charities, and Contentious Trusts, and nine practitioners are specifically recommended as Leading Individuals.
Private Client is well-regarded in Band 4 for serving a wide range of domestic and international clients. Joe Richardson is praised in Band 3 as having “a lot of expertise and is not daunted by complex issues,” and “is also really pleasant to deal with and really good with clients.” Wilfrid Vernor-Miles is also recommended for his “encyclopaedic knowledge of wills and trusts, and has the answers at his fingertips.”
The Family Department is featured in Band 4 and are praised as “constructive and they work towards a resolution”. Henry Hood, placed in Band 3, is described as “very sensible and constructive”. Hetty Gleave, also in Band 3, is highlighted as “very dedicated, very astute and has a keen eye for details, as well as an enviable ability to identify strengths, weaknesses and merits of a case at an early stage.” Hetty is also placed in Band 3 for Art and Cultural Property Law.
Our Agricultural and Rural Affairs team are commended in Band 4 for their work, particularly highlighting Jonathan Godwin-Austen in Band 3. Patricia Sykes is noted for her expertise, and is placed in Band 2 in Northampton and surrounds. “Her knowledge of legislation is second to none,” assets one satisfied client.
Hunters Charity Department is praised, appearing in Band 5, for their high quality work with a diverse range of clients. Paul Almy is positioned in Band 4 and noted by his peers for his expert handling of charity work and one source comments that he is a “sound, experienced and sensible lawyer who is a good person to have in a senior position at the firm.”
Our Contentious Trusts Department are described as a growing team of experts with experience in litigating, as wells as resolving matters outside of court: “They work hard for their clients and achieve very good results.” They are placed in Band 4. Richard Kershaw is highlighted for his significant wider trusts expertise in cases involving both domestic and overseas assets. The “very conscientious” Richard O’Halloran is a vastly experienced consultant, who handles a wide range of trusts and estates disputes. “He has a very good feel for what is and what isn’t important in a case” comments one source with another saying “His analysis is fantastic”.