2nd November 2018
Hamlins expertise recognised in Chambers and Partners 2019
Hamlins has once again been recognised for the quality of its work and client service by Chambers and Partners. The commercial real estate and reputation management teams, as well as 5 of our individual lawyers have been ranked in the leading legal services directory for 2019.
The Chambers and Partners rankings follow shortly after the Legal 500 listings which ranked Hamlins in 11 practice areas and recognised 18 of our lawyers.
Both of the legal directories rely on independent client research with clients providing feedback about the quality and type of advice given by the firm.
We are described as ‘a powerful litigation practice at the forefront of much of the activity concerning the phone hacking prosecutions.’ Ranked in Band 4, the team is noted for its ‘claimants and defendants expertise in a wide variety of privacy, defamation and harassment matters’. Our landmark case for Shakir and Shahida Ali in a claim against Channel 5 for breach of the right to privacy is singled out. The claim relates to the programme ‘Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away’.
Head of the Team Christopher Hutchings ranked as Band 3 is recognised for his significant litigation experience, with a particular focus on defamation and privacy matters. One client commented, “He is incredibly good. He is very well organised and gets things done.” Consultants Andrew Stephenson and Simon Gallant are also ranked for their leading work in this area.
Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market
We have maintained our Band 3 ranking and the 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. It ‘offers strong capability in the leisure sector and in transactions involving multi-let properties’ and is ‘adept at helping clients manage large investment portfolios as well as facilitating key acquisitions and disposals.’
One client reports, “The team are able to utilise each other’s strengths and the varying expertise in the firm to ensure a smooth and seamless transaction.” Another says, “They work seamlessly with us and are very commercial.”
Head of the Team, Mark Hurst is ranked in Band 2 and described by a client as, “a great lawyer who is very practical and responsive.”
Real Estate Litigation
Kate Andrews has moved up a rank to Band 4 for Real Estate Litigation. She is described by an interviewee as, “determined, assertive in progressing issues and gets very invested in her cases. You always want her on your side and she can be trusted to be on her game at all times.”
See also our recent Legal 500 2019 rankings.