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Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP

Work 01482 325242
Fax 01482 212974
11920 HULL-1

Hugh Smith

Work +44 (0)1482 601 203
Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Partner


With over 30 years’ experience, Hugh is nationally recognised and respected for his work in many fields including food law, commercial litigation, construction, professional negligence and regulatory protection. He has considerable experience in obtaining injunctive relief where necessary.


A respected mediator with many years of experience, Hugh has considerable expertise in the commercial litigation field and is well known for adopting a good natured but firm approach to those that hold out for unrealistic levels of settlement. His extensive work in the regulatory field includes multimillion pound commercial cases, with a particular emphasis on food related, competition and trading standards issues.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Hull and East Yorkshire

Within: Leading individuals

Hugh Smith - Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Hull and East Yorkshire

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP provides ‘knowledgeable and practical advice’ that is ‘always delivered in a pragmatic manner and hits all the commercial points the client hopes for’ making it ‘easily one of the best in Hull for commercial disputes’. Hugh Smith leads the group and is highly recommended for mediation work, shareholder and director disputes, professional negligence claims, injunctions, restrictive covenants and economic torts. Other key names include Nick Dean, who handles commercial and property disputes; Jeff Swales, who is experienced in health and safety prosecutions; Peter Duffus and insolvency specialist Christopher Harrison in the firm’s Scarborough office. Recent highlights include representing Kingstown Works in a damages claim relating to road sweepers, acting for a manufacturer of temporary harbour facilities in a dispute regarding whether there was liability on a multinational corporation under the terms of agreement covering the manufacture and installation of a temporary harbour, and acting for the trustees of the Westerby Pension Fund in a construction dispute involving a dilapidations claim and structural engineering issues. BHP Chartered Accountants, Associated British Ports and Carpetright are also clients.

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