Clever, resourceful and cool under pressure Chambers 2020
Tactically astute and a pleasure to work with Chambers 2019
Brilliant and very easy to deal with Chambers HNW 2018
Very effective, very clever and very good at what he does Chambers 2018
A calm, gracious individual, but that masks a really incisive mind and a tenacity that will stand any case in good stead. He stands by the client in thick and thin Legal 500 2017
Renato has wide experience in dealing with financial disputes within divorce proceedings and following cohabitation, and in complex private law children cases. He is a member of Resolution and a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.
Renato is recommended in both Chambers and The Legal 500 as a leading individual. Chambers UK 2020 reconfirms Renato’s Band 1 ranking and describes him as “clever, resourceful and cool under pressure”, commending his ability to “turn over every stone to find the evidence needed”. Renato was also ranked Band 1 in Chambers UK 2019 and praised as a “key figure for his work on very high value and complex family litigation”. Renato also retains his Band 1 ranking in Chambers HNW, which praises him for being “a highly esteemed practitioner” and “loved by clients”. Chambers added that he is “well known for acting on behalf of affluent individuals and families”, and “a brilliant tactician”. Chambers UK 2019 also described him as “tactically astute and a pleasure to work with”.
The Legal 500 2020 recognises Renato as a ‘Leading Individual’. He is considered a “key figure for his work on very high value and complex family litigation”. The Legal 500 2019 regarded Renato as “outstanding”.
Renato’s interests include politics, music and the arts. For many years he was a trustee and Chair of Poet in the City, a venture philanthropy charity, and he remains on the corporate panel.
He studied international history and politics at Leeds University, and qualified as a solicitor in 1997.
He spent a year as a commercial litigator in City law firm DLA before joining the family department of Bates, Wells & Braithwaite in 1998. Renato has been a partner at Hughes Fowler Carruthers since 2005.
Chambers HNW 2018 recommended Renato once again, described him as “brilliant” and “very easy to deal with”.
Chambers 2018 reconfirmed Renato’s Band 1 ranking, praising him for being “very effective, very clever and very good at what he does”.
Chambers HNW 2017 described Renato as “a calm, gracious individual, but that masks a really incisive mind and a tenacity that will stand any case in good stead. He stands by the client in thick and thin”.
Chambers 2017 ranked Renato Band 1 and identified him as “an extremely bright lawyer with really good judgement” with a client commenting that “he demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and creativity in dealing with sensitive or difficult issues. He combines consummate professionalism with both the sensitivity and humour that is required in an area of law that can be quite emotionally charged”.
Chambers HNW 2016 Renato is highlighted by a source as “a star of the future”, who adds: “He knows the law backwards. He can negotiate if that’s required, but he is also up for the fight. Clients love him”. “His knowledge of detail and technicalities is huge. He is very pleasant and gets on with most opponents”, says a commentator, who adds: “He achieves far more by charming than most people do by shouting, but carries a big stick if necessary”. Another interviewee comments: “I rate him highly”.
Chambers 2016 Renato is rated as being “hugely respected in the profession for being astute, sharp, diligent, committed and reliable”.
Chambers 2015 said “he has a very smooth, assured touch where clients really benefit from his forensic ability”.
Chambers 2012 stated “he is absolutely fantastic and punches above his weight”.
Legal 500 2017 reconfirmed Renato’s position as a ‘Leading Individual’, describing him as “outstanding”, “knowledgeable yet sensitive”, and “an exceptionally safe pair of hands”.
Legal 500 2016 recognised Renato as a ‘Leading Individual’ and comments on his ability to “explain complex issues in a very user-friendly way”.
Legal 500 2013 described him as “the perfect choice for complex offshore trust disclosure”.
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