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Hugh is the founder and managing director of Hugh Jones Solicitors. A nationally recognised leader in Court of Protection and mental capacity issues, Hugh has worked in this field for over 30 years and now combines his role as professional deputy with his expert witness practice.

A member of the Court approved list of panel deputies Hugh is regularly asked to take on some of the most difficult deputyship cases; recent referrals have included high-profile cases where the clients have been the victims of financial abuse by their previous deputy.

Hugh’s expertise is also sought after by over 30 specialist PI and clinical negligence firms nationally (including a large majority of the NHSLA’s panel) to provide advice and statements on all aspects of Court of Protection practice and deputyship/trusteeship costs for catastrophic injury claims.



Trained Peck, Lewis, Belshaw and Watson; qualified 1979; Howards (a predecessor firm of) Pannone LLP 1979-2013; Managing Director Hugh Jones Solicitors 2013 to date.


STEP; Panel Deputy, Court of Protection User Group; Solicitors for the Elderly; CoPPA; trustee Salford Loaves and Fishes.


Bromsgrove School; UWIST, Cardiff University (1976 LLB).


Art, gardening, travel.

North West: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

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Hugh Jones Solicitors has an ‘immensely experienced team’ that is described as ‘one of, if not the premier legal practices dealing with Court of Protection work and acting for those with compromised mental capacity in England and Wales’. Hugh Jones is ‘able to get to grips with complicated issues quickly and painlessly’, and Carol McBride is ‘equally at ease whether discussing sensitive matters with fellow professionals, family members or others who are involved in the life of disabled parties’. The firm ‘combines the personal touch with real in-depth knowledge and expertise’. Other key members of the team are Rachel Dobson and solicitor Thomas Young, who is an ‘up-and-coming star in the world of Court of Protection’. Solicitor Fiona Ludkin is also ‘competent, flexible and very professional’.

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