Hugh Strickland > Aaron & Partners LLP > Shrewsbury, England > Lawyer Profile

Aaron & Partners LLP

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial Law


Corporate Finance Partner


Hugh joined Aaron & Partners in June 2014 as a corporate finance partner, advising on buying and selling companies (often with a cross-border element), financing businesses (both debt and equity), joint venture/shareholder agreements, share option schemes, group re-organisations and general company law.

Hugh leads much of the firm’s banking and finance work and acts for a number of Banks and financial institutions/investors, as well as assisting borrowers with their loan facility and security documents and on receiving investments.


Hugh is a trustee and Chairman of the Shropshire RCC – a charity helping mitigate the effects of rural isolation and rural poverty across Shropshire.


Hugh grew up on the Shropshire/Cheshire border, and served with the Shropshire & Staffordshire Yeomanry TA. After studying engineering at Exeter University, Hugh began his law career with several periods of work experience with Aaron & Partners. He studied law at Staffordshire University, and then spent many years working in a large firm in the East Midlands.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the West Midlands

A key port of call for a host of owner-managed businesses, Aaron & Partners LLP’s broad sector focus sees the team acting for manufacturers, healthcare organisations, tech companies, and retailers, among others. Some of the key names to note include Stuart Haynes, experienced in both corporate and commercial mandates; Hugh Strickland, a seasoned M&A lawyer who also heads up the banking and finance practice; and Peter Manford, a commercial partner whose recent engagements are concentrated in the retail and manufacturing sectors. Corporate practitioner Zoe Lloyd is also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Shrewsbury.

West Midlands > Finance > Banking and finance

Aaron & Partners LLP‘s banking and finance team is part of its corporate and commercial team, capable of acting for both borrowers and lenders. Practice head Hugh Strickland routinely handles shareholders agreements, joint ventures and share schemes. Associate Zoe Lloyd has led Santander panel matters, and associate Hannah Flynn specialises in property aspects of banking and finance matters.