Plymouth law firm Kitsons has been recognised in the South West chapters of the latest editions of Chambers UK and the Legal 500 – the most prestigious guides to the UK legal profession.
The new Chambers & Partners 2016 guide cites Plymouth Partners Tony Hunt (Family) and Rhodri Davey (Employment) as leading experts in their fields. A further seven lawyers have been endorsed for their work across the practice which has offices in Plymouth, Torquay and Exeter.
Particular praise for the firm’s Family Law Team includes: The "outstanding" Tony Hunt of Kitsons LLP is based in Plymouth and has recently advised on numerous multimillion-pound divorces. One peer says: "Tony Hunt has been around for a long time on complex, high-value cases. He is very good and very determined to fight for his client."
Tony Hunt, Partner at Kitsons said: "We are delighted to be recognised for the work that we do and the latest findings of Chambers and the Legal 500 are particularly important to us as they are based on client feedback. Recognition is a great reflection of the quality of our work and the service we provide, it is also reward for the investment we have made in recruitment and people development over the years.”
Other highlights include Kitsons’ Employment and Corporate teams achieving ‘Tier 2’ statuses in the Legal 500, whilst the firm’s Private Client team has been recommended for its expertise in complex trust work and asset protection, and for its strong advice on wealth protection for high net worth individuals, estates, families and trustees. Other areas where the firm features prominently include Litigation, Commercial Property and Licensing.
Partner and Head of Employment, Rhodri Davey received a personal ranking in Chambers. Rhodri advises companies and individuals on contentious and non-contentious matters. Sources say he is “really technically good, commercial and easy to deal with.”
Kitsons’ Employment Team achieved a Band 2 recommendation in the Legal 500. The team frequently advises on complex employment litigation claims, and cases concerning employment status in the construction and security industries and has strong ties with education and leisure and tourism clients across the South West and nationally.
Rhodri Davey, Partner and Head of Employment at Kitsons said: “We are really pleased to have retained our ranking of Band 2 for Employment law and very proud of every member of our talented team who helps us to maintain our standards and ethos. We look forward to continuing to grow our client base across the South West over the next 12 months.”
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