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Hetty Gleave

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Hunters Law LLP

Work Department

Family and Art & Cultural Property


Partner dealing with all aspects of family law, particular divorce and complex financial proceedings and child related matters. She has particular experience of dealing with issues surrounding non matrimonial assets, whether inherited or acquired pre/post relationship, and how they factor in to a final settlement, including interests in family businesses. She also advises on Pre and Post Nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

Hetty also specialises in the law relating to art and cultural property advising on title, provenance and attribution. She was a member of the Working Group on Human Remains which reported on issues relating to the treatment of human remains in publically funded museums and collections and is Deputy Chair of the Treasure Valuation Committee which makes recommendations to the Secretary of State on a fair market value for treasure found in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


Qualified 1996; LLM 1997/1998; Joined Alexanders 2000; Joined Hunters 2001 following merger; Partner, 2003 to date.

CEDR-accredited mediator; Trained collaborative lawyer; Resolution-trained family mediator.


Resolution, CEDR, LSLA, London Family Law Mediation Group, PAIAM, Artresolve, Fellow of the Institute of Art and Law.


University College London (LLM) and College of Law London


Cycling, cooking and the arts.

London: Private client

Art and cultural property

Within: Leading individuals

Hetty Gleave - Hunters Law LLP

Within: Art and cultural property

Hunters Law LLP has a multi-disciplinary team that advises dealers, galleries, collectors and public and private institutions on the sale and acquisition of important artworks and other collectables. It also represents clients on title disputes, questions of misattribution and the authenticity of art as well as other complex claims regarding illegally excavated artefacts and advice in relation to treasure. Head of the team is Hetty Gleave who is the deputy chair of the Treasure Valuation Committee and a director and panel mediator with Art Resolve (the specialist Art Dispute Resolution Service). Gregor Kleinknecht is also a panel mediator and arbitrator with Art Resolve and a qualified arbitrator and member of the Board of Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM).

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Within: Family

Hunters Law LLP has particular strength in complex and high-value financial work. As well as its work in the heavyweight financial cases the team is also known for its private children work. It routinely undertakes complex work such as advising on child abduction (Hague and non-Hague), wardship and high-conflict cross-border work. Henry Hood heads the team and has been accredited for many years as a Resolution specialist in advanced financial provision and private children law. Hood has also more recently become accredited as a mediator by the Law Society and is, in addition, a collaborative lawyer. Richard Kershaw’s cases often draw on his expertise in trusts, overseas assets and property ownership while Hetty Gleave specialises in complex financial and children work. The team was pleased to add Jay Patel to its ranks from Shoosmiths LLP.

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