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Year of Call: 1980


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Clerk: Joanne Caunt

Clerk: Ellen McInall


Hugo has many years experience of dealing with insolvency related matters including those with an American and cross border element. He also deals with a broad range of company, partnership and commercial matters. Hugo previously worked as a solicitor in a City firm which has given him an insight into the demands and expectations of business clients. Hugo’s approach to problem solving is both practical and commercial, which has given him the reputation of being both user friendly and responsive to client demands. Hugo is recommended as a leading junior in both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories

  • He is approachable, knowledgeable, collaborative with a sense of humour even in stressful situations

    Legal 500 2021
  • A go-to for business, partnership and commercial disputes

    Legal 500 2021
  • He is is a very knowledgeable senior junior who is always reliable and easy to work with

  • Hugo is a class act and a go-to barrister for cases involving tricky points. He's seen it all before, very quickly gets to the point and is very good both in conference and court

    Chambers & Partners 2020
  • He is very knowledgeable and thorough, and is particularly good on cross-jurisdictional matters

    Chambers & Partners 2020
  • A knowledgeable and approachable junior counsel.

    Legal 500 2021
  • He is an insolvency specialist with an encyclopaedic knowledge.

    Chambers & Partners 2020
  • He is outstanding in terms of his knowledge of insolvency law and is very solicitor friendly

    Legal 500 2020
  • He is so incisive and sees right through to the heart of a case.

    Chambers & Partners 2020
  • He has a laid-back manner and always has the judge eating out of his hand

    Chambers & Partners 2020
  • His knowledge of insolvency law is outstanding

    Legal 500 2020
  • He is very switched-on and client-friendly.

    Chambers & Partners 2020
  • He remains a class act - the go-to for any tricky points

    Chambers & Partners 2020
  • He's very practical, down to earth and has presence in court." "Extremely pleasant to deal with and nothing is too much trouble. His practical knowledge is peerless.

    Chambers and Partners 2018
  • He really knows his way around insolvency." "He's an accomplished and knowledgeable barrister who always seems to get the right result. He's very easy to deal with and great with clients." "He's very knowledgeable, easy to work with and excellent in court

    Chambers and Partners 2018
  • He provides first-class advice both in contentious and non-contentious matters. He is direct, straightforward and tenacious.

    Chambers and Partners 2018
  • A true leader in his field.

    Chambers and Partners 2018
  • He provides straightforward, first-class advice both in contentious and non-contentious matters." "A very thorough advocate, who turns up in court very well prepared and knows the law inside out

    Chambers and Partners 2018
  • An excellent advocate with gravitas

    Legal 500 2017

Practice Areas

Career and Associations

University of Leicester, LLB, 1976-1979
Called to the Bar 1980
University College London, LLM, 1980-1981
New York State Bar 1989
Previously worked as a solicitor in the corporate department of a City law firm specialising in company and insolvency
Qualified as a New York Attorney


Corporate Insolvency Law and Practice (Lexis Nexis Butterworths)