Robert Hunter is 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; and ‘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