Chambers HNW 2018
Legal 500 2017
Renato has wide experience in dealing with financial disputes within divorce proceedings and following cohabitation, and in complex private law children’s 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.