26th October 2020

Chambers and Partners 2021: Hamlins Recognised for its ‘experienced, supportive and dynamic’ Approach

By Matthew Pryke

Hamlins is proud to have been acknowledged for its “experienced, supportive, dynamic and proactive” approach in the Chambers and Partners rankings 2021.

Joseph Holder, Senior Partner, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised in this year’s Chambers rankings and are grateful to our fantastic clients for their positive endorsements for our teams and individuals”.

Hamlins has been listed in the following categories:

Real Estate Litigation

Hamlins Real Estate Litigation team, led by Kate Andrews, has moved up a ranking, from recognised practitioner, to Band 5.

The team is recognised for its expertise in both residential and commercial property litigation, with clients stating: “the firm provides an excellent service for contentious property matters,” and praising our “solutions-oriented” approach.

Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market

Our Real Estate team is noted for its “capable provision of a diverse range of real estate services to clients including institutional investors, high net worth individuals and asset managers, offering strong capability in the leisure sector and in transactions involving multi-let properties. Adept at helping clients manage large investment portfolios as well as facilitating key acquisitions and disposals. Also has notable expertise in high-end residential development schemes.”

Clients said of the team: “They’re very approachable, flexible and hard-working, with good expertise in their subject,” and “They take the burden off us and they do it seamlessly.”

The team is praised for, “doing so well to keep up with changes and updates, keeping their fees reasonable and [being] very forthright at all times on their positions in negotiations”.

Defamation / Reputation Management

Hamlins is recognised for its “powerful litigation practice [which sits] at the forefront of much of the activity concerning phone hacking prosecutions; offering claimants and defendants expertise in a wide variety of privacy, defamation and harassment matters; additional experience in offering publishers pre-publication advice, while also noted for its work with corporations and executives in connection with a broad range of reputation management issues.”

Our Defamation and Privacy team is described as, “professional, reliable and transparent,” with another client reporting: “My experience was first rate. Every member of the team was extremely efficient, thorough and professional. They undertook everything in a timely way and were clear in their communications. They were incredibly thorough and worked extremely hard.”

Ranked Individuals

Six members of our team have been recognised:

Kate Andrews, Partner, Real Estate Disputes, is praised for being “dynamic, always on the ball, almost always available, very swift to react, and dealing with things as they arise efficiently and promptly.” Another client commented: “Kate’s energy and commitment is second to none. She is constantly coming up with ideas; she is a very creative tactician”.

Mark Hurst, Partner, Real Estate, is acknowledged as “a very commercial all-rounder who is really thorough, very helpful and superb in terms of giving quality advice in time-pressured situations”. He is praised for being, “very proactive and good at turning things around very quickly”.

Alex Cochrane, Senior Associate, Media and Entertainment, ranked as an Associate to watch, is quoted as being “a very capable lawyer,” with one client commenting: “He is very experienced and very strategic in his advice“.

Simon Gallant, Consultant, Media and Entertainment, is endorsed for being “clear and straight in his communication,” with a client commenting, “Simon’s advice and support is fantastic”.

Christopher Hutchings, Partner, Media and Entertainment, is noted for his extensive experience in reputation management matters including defamation and privacy disputes. One client noted: “He is very strong and doing some excellent work”.

Andrew Stephenson, Consultant, Media and Entertainment: “He provides balanced and high-quality advice. He is very friendly and the service I receive has always been excellent.”

Full rankings information can be found at Chambers and Partners.

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