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Hugh specialises in personal injury, professional negligence, clinical negligence and consumer credit. 2010 has been an excellent year for Hugh and has seen him continuing to represent major insurers and public authorities at trials in high-value claims, particularly those involving chronic pain/fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue. Very often in these types of claim, causation is hotly disputed and issues of malingering, fraud and exaggeration arise. His attention to detail and realistic approach prove invaluable to his clients. A significant part of Hugh's work involves participating in joint settlement meetings or mediations. Clients say that 'his thorough preparation and eye for detail combine with a pragmatic approach, which generally results in a sensible compromise of most claims'. Hugh continues to accept instructions for claimants with catastrophic injuries or in fatal accidents claims and will accept instructions on a CFA if appropriate. Recognised as a 'leading junior' in personal injury in both the 'Chambers Directory' and 'The Legal 500', Hugh has an established practice acting predominantly for defendants but also for claimants in catastrophic injury claims. He is recommended in the 'Chambers Directory 2009' as a 'razor sharp advocate'. His recent cases include Conner v Bradman; Budden v Police Aviation Services Ltd  QBD; and Masterman-Lister v Jewell  CA 1 WLR 1511.
Personal Injury Bar Association.
University College, Dublin (BA philosophy and economics); City University, London (Dip Law).
Health and safety; Personal injury - defendant; Professional negligence