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Hunt & Coombs LLP

35 THORPE ROAD, PETERBOROUGH, PE3 6AG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01733 882800
Fax:
Fax 01733 552748
DX:
12302 PETERBOROUGH 1
Email:
Web:
www.hcsolicitors.co.uk
Huntingdon, Oundle, Peterborough, St Neots

 

Hunt & Coombs Solicitors provides a comprehensive range of business and personal legal services from its offices in Peterborough, Oundle, Huntingdon and St Neots. The firm has always offered a broad spectrum of legal advice and works strategically with a strong and diverse commercial client list while maintaining its position as the leading provider of personal injury, private client, crime and family services in the area.

The firm: Hunt & Coombs Solicitors prides itself on giving the best quality advice for businesses, charities, families and individuals. It was established in 1934 by Jack Hunt, who provided court representation free at a time when there was no legal aid for those that needed it most. Since then the firm has seen the addition of two branch offices: Oundle in the 1970s and Huntingdon in 2011 with a third branch office which opened in St Neots in June 2016.

Organisational changes have enabled the firm to build a robust and profitable organisation that is growing steadily and continues to support its clients. The firm now has approximately 100 staff and further strategic acquisitions may well develop as the firm continues to grow.

Hunt & Coombs Solicitors continues to recruit talented and dedicated individuals and nurtures and develops them. In recognition of the firm's legal expertise and the first-class legal service they provide, it has received many industry accreditations and the firm's fellow professionals consider it to be ethical, professional and responsive.

Hunt & Coombs Solicitors' mission is to deliver a high quality and personal Legal Service, meeting and exceeding clients' needs and expectations. To maintain a sound and viable firm which is enjoyable to work in, demonstrates their values and delivers client satisfaction through teamwork and excellence.

It will continue being responsive, caring and passionate in resolving problems and providing legal solutions which meet client needs.

Types of work undertaken: Hunt & Coombs Solicitors has extensive expertise across all business and personal areas of law with particular strength in ecclesiastical law, charity law, commercial property for the retail and distribution sectors, corporate, motoring law, contentious probate, wills, tax planning, catastrophic injury, collaborative law, child protection, murder, manslaughter and serious fraud.

The firm's portfolio ranges from large-value company commercial cases, commercial property, estate matters and complex probate, wills and tax planning issues through to executive and business crime and private family and child care work and residential property. The firm works with high-net -worth individuals on all manner of private client matters and has an excellent reputation in this area while maintaining the firm's strong commercial focus and work with businesses and charities of all sizes.

Company commercial and property: the firm is experienced in all aspects of property and company law whether the organisation is a commercial enterprise, a charity, an ecclesiastical body or any other type of organisation.

Personal injury and commercial litigation: The specialist PI team deals with accident claims, including very serious cases such as brain injuries, chronic pain disorders, psychological injuries and serious orthopaedic injuries. The focus is on securing the right compensation for clients, as well as support, medical treatment and rehabilitation. The commercial litigation team assists clients in resolving disputes through negotiation or court action. They cover contractual disputes, professional negligence, shareholder/partnership disputes, property litigation and employment issues.

Family and child care: the family team excels in the areas of high-value private matrimonial work and public law care work, regularly acting for the guardians. The team is committed to finding solutions to family problems collaboratively and avoiding court where possible.

Private client and probate: the specialist team focuses on offering practical, straightforward advice on managing wealth, inheritance and assets with a service tailored to the needs of high-net-worth individuals. The team excels in the areas of tax planning and will preparation, as well as winding up estates of all sizes and degrees of complexity regularly dealing with estates with a value in excess of £1.5m.

Crime: the firm deals with all aspects of complex crime, as well as mental health cases. They are gaining strength in corporate defence work and health and safety matters, proceeds of crime recovery, environmental and trading standards matters.

 

  • Number of UK partners: 7
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 43
  • Breakdown of work %
  • Company commercial and property: 32
  • Personal injury and commercial resolution : 12
  • Family and child care: 16
  • Private client and probate : 20
  • Crime : 13
  • Mental health: 6
  • Miscellaneous : 1

  • Languages
  • Punjabi
  • Gujarati
  • Lithuanian
  • Urdu

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