Legal 500 2024

04 October 2023

This year's accreditation in the legal directory Legal 500 2024, published in October 2023, placed us again at the top of the tree.

Hugh Jones was one of a very small number of practitioners in the region to be awarded the 'Hall of Fame' accolade, with Managing Director Liz Hughes listed as a 'Leading Individual' and Head of Court of Protection Chris Gallagher as 'Next Generation Partner'.

It was lovely to read some of the feedback clients gave to the Legal 500 about our team:

‘Very friendly and approachable. The firm possesses a high level of expertise. Certainly one of the leading private client and court of protection practices. We trust them with our court of protection and private client work knowing that they will provide our clients with the highest possible level of service.’

‘Chris Gallagher has an excellent level of knowledge in his area of expertise. Client focused, approachable and always willing to go that extra mile.

‘They are excellent in helping people to manage their finances. They allow people as much freedom as possible to do so. They are careful when they spend client money but generous to client requests at the same time. They are a well-oiled machine and the treat each client as if they are the only client. I can highly recommend them.’

‘Excellent team to be used as expert witnesses in catastrophic injury cases where there is a lack of capacity and the Claimant is a protected person. Experienced in providing expert evidence to the court as to the fact of capacity and the likely costs of the deputy in the Court of Protection.’

‘I have known Hugh Jones for many years, first working with him just when I was starting my career as a Court of Protection specialist. As well as being an excellent lawyer, Hugh has always been focused on the client and genuinely cares about outcomes. He is also able to build an excellent rapport with clients, leading to long standing relationships that he carries through to this day.’

‘Charlotte Crawford is my contact solicitor. Both in my role as a trustee and for personal matters she has always been patient and understanding but also efficient and professional.’

‘Our organisation has worked with Hugh Jones Solicitors for a number of years and this is because of their level of professionalism and expertise in the field of deputyships and Court of Protection. They have supported us in supporting many vulnerable adults as professional deputy. Their service is prompt, friendly, professional and exceptional at all times – they are on hand for support and advice when needed.’

‘I instruct Elizabeth Hughes for the purposes of deputyship witness statements for costings on my high value brain injury claims and instruct her as an independent expert on behalf of NHS Trusts. Her attention to detail, reliability, efficiency and responsiveness is excellent and she is easy to work with.’