Hugh has been in private practice as a litigator for over 25 years. He trained with City of London firm, Bird & Bird and worked in the City for over 10 years, eventually becoming a Partner. In 1992 he moved his practice to work with one of the largest regional practices in the West Country. For over five years he was a Partner and Head of the Litigation Department at the Taunton office of Clarke Willmott. Hugh is now Managing Partner of Fleet Solicitors LLP, a niche specialist Litigation and Dispute Resolution law firm. He has a varied practice which includes Professional Negligence, Will Disputes, Insurance and Family work. He is recognised in Chambers and Partners as a leading lawyer in the region.
As well as dealing with cases in the County Court and High Court and Arbitrations, many of his cases are resolved by Mediation. Indeed, Hugh is himself, an accredited Mediator. He acts for a wide range of clients from individuals to international insurance companies. He has given evidence in court on behalf of clients.