Robert Hunter is the principal of Robert Hunter Consultants and an experienced solicitor-advocate who has specialised in cases involving fraud, asset tracing and breach of trust since the early 1990s. He has particular expertise in applications for emergency injunctive relief such as freezing and proprietary injunctions, search orders and Norwich Pharmacal applications.
Robert has been involved in many of the largest fraud and trust cases to come before the English courts, and has experience of pursuing asset tracing claims and claims for breach of trust in all the major offshore jurisdictions.
He has been ranked as the star fraud practitioner in the Chambers guide since the category was first used, and is rated as the joint star practitioner in contentious trust litigation for the first time in the 2016 Chambers guide to the legal profession.
Previous comments in legal directories include: ‘He is absolutely exceptional. He is the benchmark we all measure ourselves against,’ Chambers (2015); ‘a real leader in his field’, ‘He thinks outside the box,’ Chambers (2014); ‘considerable skill as an advocate’, Chambers (2014); ‘Robert Hunter remains the outstanding practitioner in the field,’ Chambers UK (2012), ‘a legend and a genius’, Chambers UK (2011); ‘thoroughly impressive’, Chambers UK (2011); ‘knows what to do whatever the circumstances, whatever the situation’, Chambers UK (2011); he ‘is at the top of his game’, is ‘like a bloodhound in pursuit of his clients’ interests’ and has ‘an ability to read the fraudster’s mind and anticipate his reactions’, The Legal 500 UK 2010; ‘the sort of solicitor you don’t come across very often, capable of coming up with points of true genius’, Chambers UK (2009); ‘years of deep experience, flexibility and insightful approaches’, Chambers UK (2009); ‘easily one of the most impressive solicitors I have ever come across . . . he is a shrewd and clever tactician, an articulate and brilliant lawyer, and an inspirational team leader and motivator’, Chambers UK (2008); and ‘One of the smartest lawyers in London’ Who’s Who Legal 2017.
Fraud lawyers have to be internationally minded. The growing international and technical complexity of fraud will continue to outstrip the ability of any one person to understand or remedy it. One of the heartening things about the legal profession over the past 25 years or so is the growth of an international community of lawyers specialising in fraud and asset tracing work who share knowledge and experience with each other about the events in their fields. We hope this book continues to be a useful contribution to that community.
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