Kitsons Praised in 2017’s Chambers Directory

Leading Devon law firm Kitsons has been praised in the South West chapters of the latest edition of Chambers UK – the most prestigious guide to the UK legal profession.

Highlights this year include Kitsons’ Family lawyer, Anthony Hunt, reaching a ‘Tier 1’ status in the Chambers edition, whilst the Employment team reached ‘Tier 2’ for the second year running for their expertise in tribunal claims and disciplinary actions.

A total of five lawyers have been ranked and endorsed for their work across the practice, with recommendations in their fields: James Cross, Rhodri Davey, Anthony Hunt, David Turner and Cameron Caverhill.

James Cross Managing Partner at Kitsons said: “We are pleased to be once again recognised for the work that we do and the latest findings of the new Chambers edition. This is particularly important to us, as it’s based on client feedback. Featuring in so many areas again is a great reflection of the quality of our work and the service we provide, it is also a reward for the investment we have made in recruitment and people development over the years.”

Since 1990, Chambers has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research.

Chambers has a team of 100 highly qualified full time researchers who conduct thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide. They identify and rank the world’s best lawyers (i.e those who perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients – such as technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, value for money).

Chambers UK 2017 says:


What the team is known for: Efficient team which acts for domestic clients on a broad range of contentious matters, including commercial, property and insurance disputes. Counts a number of public public bodies on its client roster and regular handle induction proceedings and partner disagreements.

Strengths: (Quotes from clients)

“The lawyers have the approach of a local firm but with the skills, awareness and strengths of an international firm.”

Notable practitioners: James Cross is an outstanding solicitor with great knowledge, who is direct and to the point as well as being friendly.

David Turner has the ability to explain legal matters in a sensible and understandable manner, and he always seeks to establish what the best result will be and works to that end.

Real Estate

What the team is known for: Offers expertise in residential development work, acting for both developers and landowners. Also well versed in landlord and tenant work for retail and other commercial clients. Also fields specialists in licensed leisure and caravan and chalet parks.

Strengths: (Quotes from clients)

"They are very thorough and knowledgeable on landlord and tenant matters. They are responsive and provide helpful advice." & "It's a great firm from the top down." 

Notable practitioners: Cameron Caverhill is a highly experienced commercial property practitioner who advises on development matters and a range of transactional issues. One source says: "He's very knowledgeable and he's personable and accessible."

Private Client

What the team is known for: Assisting with tax planning, trust creation and administration, and Court of Protection work. Also advises on powers of attorney and wills, probate and estate planning matters. 

Strengths: (Quotes from clients)

"Their strengths are breadth of expertise, attention to detail and personable staff." 


What the team is known for: Advises construction clients on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Also acts for clients in the education, leisure and tourism sectors.

Notable practitioners: Rhodri Davey offers a wealth of experience to employers in the construction and education sector, recently taking the lead on the firm's representation of the Guild of Construction Workers in Employment Tribunals.