The prestigious Legal 500 UK results for Lawyers were announced with success for Hunt & Coombs

Hunt & Coombs Solicitors in Peterborough are extremely proud to have once more received top tier recommendations in the Legal 500 UK results. Law firms that enter the Legal 500 endure a rigorous process of assessment where testimonials are scrutinised and specialist researchers provide independent assessments before making recommendations.

Hunt & Coombs are delighted to have received top tier recommendations, the highest tier achievable, in Corporate and Commercial, Crime, Private Client and Real Estate.

The Corporate and Commercial team were delighted with the result, demonstrating that their extensive experience coupled with impeccable client care has given them a reputation for surpassing expectations:

“At the ‘extremely knowledgeable and highly professional’ Hunt & Coombs Solicitors, Anna Spriggs attracts praise for her ‘depth of knowledge and fast response times’. ‘Clients have ‘no hesitation’ in recommending Spriggs and Nick Arculus, who advised Anglia Regional Co-operative Society on a £3m company asset sale.”

The Crime team were again recognized for their outstanding work by obtaining top tier status in the whole of East Anglia, being one of the biggest crime legal teams in the area. This was an achievement that received notable praise from the assessors:

“Clear, concise and very professional’, the team at Hunt & Coombs Solicitors includes seven specialist crime solicitors across two offices, with Andrew Cave and Jason Stevens known for their advocacy skills. Simon Milburn has extensive expertise in prison law, regularly advising on parolematters."

Other comments received for the private client lawyers from the 500 included that of Director Henry Anstey, who was complemented for his ‘old school style’ and Director Paddy Appleton who is “patient and tenacious”.

The family team received special recognition with their status in the whole of East Anglia as a second tier firm. With just one firm in the whole of East Anglia making top tier, the family team received a glowing review:

“The ‘firm and tough’ Farhana Butt at Hunt & Coombs Solicitors is ‘fiercely loyal to her clients, and calm under pressure’.” Colleague and fellow Director Edward Owen was found to be “efficient and highly effective’, ‘calm’ and “consistently good” Managing Director, “Denis White is “central to a ‘formidable and carefully managed team’. The firm has one of the region’s strongest childcare practices”

Hunt & Coombs has been established in the Peterborough area for over 75 years, with nearly 100 staff and with Offices in Oundle & Huntingdon, they are one of few firms in the area that offer legal aid as well as an extensive range of personal and business legal services.

Senior Director Denis White commented of the results:

"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 15 of our lawyers specifically named is extremely satisfying for all those involved and is 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 continued commitment to improving our service."

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