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Elizabeth Hughes

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Hugh Jones Solicitors

Work Department

Court of Protection


Liz Hughes is Director and Head of Court of Protection at Hugh Jones Solicitors. 

Liz is a specialist solicitor with a great deal of experience in Court of Protection and mental capacity work in which includes: 

  • Management of the professional deputyships of a large number of vulnerable people including those who have lost capacity due to traumatic accidents, birth injury, illness or learning disability 
  • Advising and drafting all types of Court of Protection applications including those for the appointment of a lay or professional deputy, statutory will applications, gift applications and applications for the discharge of a Protected Party 
  • All kinds of contested applications including alleged financial abuse, challenges to deputyship appointments and has represented lay deputies who have exceeded the authority they have under a deputyship order
  • Acting as an expert witness, on the instruction of both defendants or claimants in high value clinical negligence and personal injury litigation. 

She has extensive experience of acting on behalf of claimants who lack capacity in pre-settlement catastrophic injury litigation. This commonly involves the management of interim funds which are used to fund extensive rehabilitation packages, specialist equipment and adapted property purchases. 

Liz enjoys visiting clients regularly and working closely with their relatives, case managers, carers and others involved in their care. She feels it is important to ensure that clients receive the appropriate level of support whilst remaining independent and confident to make those financial decisions that they are able to make for themselves



Trained Pannone LLP, qualified 2009; solicitor Pannone 2009 – 2013; Hugh Jones Solicitors 2013 to date (director 2015).


St Augustine's High School; Leeds university (LLB 2004); College of Law (LPC, 2006)

North West: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Hugh Jones Solicitors‘service in mental capacity law is second to none; the firm genuinely understands the needs of vulnerable people and their families and carers and does all it can to meet their needs’. Hugh Jones  has a ‘depth of experience that is outstanding; he always ensures that his clients’ capacity is addressed’. Elizabeth Hughes  is ‘very knowledgeable of all Court of Protection matters and is always focused on getting the right outcome for the client’. Carol McBride has the ‘ability to deal seamlessly with challenging clients who have a brain injury; she is always measured, thoughtful and very understanding of the issues relating to litigation, family matters, capacity and the frustrations that clients experience’. Senior associate Chris Gallagher has ‘experience beyond his PQE – nothing is too much trouble’. Solicitor Rachel Dobson  ‘fills her client with confidence’.

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