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Elizabeth Hughes

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Hugh Jones Solicitors

Work Department

Court of Protection


Liz Hughes is Director and is Head of the Court of Protection team, with over 10 years’ experience in Court of Protection and mental capacity work law and her practice 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 
  • Contested applications including alleged financial abuse, challenges to deputyship appointments and representing lay deputies who have exceeded the authority they have under a deputyship order
  • Acting as an expert witness, on the instruction of defendants or claimants in high value clinical negligence and personal injury litigation. 
  • Judicial review including Local Authority duties to fund care.
  • Disputes including high value/complex dispute with assets based outside of the jurisdiction

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: Next Generation Partners

Elizabeth Hughes - Hugh Jones Solicitors

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

The 'highly capable' team at Hugh Jones Solicitors has considerable expertise in dealing with vulnerable and disabled clients, and has recently been involved in a number of high-profile cases that could have a significant impact on the sector. Practice head Hugh Jones' 'breadth of knowledge and common sense' set him apart from competitors, while Elizabeth Hughes is recommended by clients as a 'trusted pair of hands'. The firm also has growing experience in deputyship matters, acting for a number of clients in this area, with a wide geographical spread. Senior associate Chris Gallagher is particularly well known for management of complex contested matters in the Court of Protection.

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