Success for Hunt & Coombs …

…as the prestigious Legal 500 UK 2017 rankings results are announced

Hunt & Coombs is the top firm in Peterborough in the Legal 500 for Leading Individuals

We are extremely proud to have once more received top tier recommendations in the Legal 500 UK 2017. A rigorous process of assessment was followed where client testimonials were scrutinised and specialist researchers provided independent assessments before making their recommendations. 

We are delighted to have had ten lawyers listed in the elite ‘Leading Lawyers’ list – the Legal 500 UK 2017’s guide to outstanding lawyers: Denis White, Anna Spriggs, Andrew Cave, Naina TilneyFarhana Butt, Simon Milburn, Henry Anstey, Paddy Appleton, Edward Owen and Lesley Milne. This is an outstanding result for the firm and credit to each individual and the teams that work with them. In addition to this, Louise Ballantyne was recognised by the guide as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ and 33 other lawyers were recommended.

Senior Partner, Denis White, commented on the results saying “We are tremendously proud of our achievement in the Legal 500 this year. To have received top tier status in so many areas and to have ten of our lawyers listed in the elite ‘Leading Lawyer’ list as well as 33 in the recommended list is a fantastic achievement and our best result to date. Our lawyers and support staff work enormously hard to exceed the expectations of their clients and these results reflect our expertise and their commitment.”

The guide recognised that the firm has ‘one of the best private client offerings in Cambridgeshire’ stating that The firm excels in the areas of tax planning and will preparation, where it acts for high-net-worth individuals and families, and also handles estates of all sizes and degrees of complexity. Both Paddy Appleton and Henry Anstey are now recognised as leading lawyers for the whole of the East Anglia region.

Of the family team, the guide described them as ‘An approachable, busy firm with bucketloads of experience’ with interviewees saying that the firm ‘has an excellent reputation, especially in areas of child protection and high-value matrimonial matters.’  The team has three leading lawyers for the region: Denis White, Edward Owen and Farhana Butt.

The Corporate and Commercial team were delighted with their review acknowledging their extensive experience and impeccable client care: ‘exemplary response times, unmatched effort, pertinent advice and excellent understanding of clients’ needs.’ Anna Spriggs, described as a highly experienced property partner is also recognised as a leading lawyer for Charities and not-for-profit work.

Particular praise was given to the Personal Injury Team again this year who were recognised for having the largest team in Peterborough with all members focusing purely on Personal Injury work. Quotes from the research recognised that the team ‘has a deep tradition of excellence in the field of personal injury and is a significant player in Cambridgeshire’… the firm’s caseload includes complex and high-value work alongside lower-value fast-track claims. Naina Tilney, head of the team, is a Leading Lawyer in the whole of East Angliaand the guide described her as ‘experienced, shrewd and robust.’  

The Crime team were again recognised for their outstanding work by obtaining top tier status in the region and being one of the biggest crime legal teams in the area. Simon Milburn and Andrew Cave were recognised as leading lawyers and the department received notable praise: the firm has ‘an extremely strong criminal practice and is an outstanding firm in Cambridgeshire’ for serious crime.

The Commercial Litigation team were described by one interviewer as ‘The go-to firm in the Fens region for commercial litigation.’ Lesley is a leading lawyer for the whole of East Anglia.

This is a fantastic achievement for us and one that we are immensely proud of. We will continue to work hard to exceed our clients’ expectations and keep getting this recognition from the Legal 500.

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This article has been prepared for general interest and information purposes only; it does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied on as such. While all possible care has been taken in the preparation of this article, no responsibility for the accuracy and/or correctness of the information and commentary set out in the article, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed or accepted by the firm or the authors.