New Director for Hugh Jones Solicitors

28 September 2022

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Hugh Jones Solicitors has appointed a new director as it continues to eye rapid growth.

The Manchester-based Court of Protection expert has welcomed Jill Rushton to the team, which has experienced a significant uplift in work referred to the firm and has been recruiting heavily to cope with increased demand.

Jill Rushton joins as director from Stephensons Solicitors, bringing with her 18 years’ legal experience in all aspects of property and finances Court of Protection work. She has acted as an Expert Witness on Court of Protection matters in primarily high value personal injury and clinical negligence cases, working on some matters for over a decade.

As a director of the Hugh Jones Trust Corporation, Jill acts as Deputy for clients who have lost capacity and her work includes the management of significant settlements which are used to fund care and therapy packages, specialist equipment and property purchases or adaptation projects. 

She said: “I take great pride in working closely with clients and their families to manage substantial damage awards to maximise their rehabilitation and quality of life. Everything I do is in the best interests of the individual and their loved ones and this is a value that totally aligns with Hugh Jones Solicitors. I look forward to working with such a strong team of like-minded individuals.”

Managing director, Liz Hughes, comments: “As we continue to grow, we are always looking to bolster our workforce with the sector’s most knowledgeable experts.

“Jill will play a vital role in ensuring that the Court of Protection services we offer continue to lead the industry. It’s brilliant to add to our team of directors too – she is a valuable addition and perfectly placed to provide vulnerable clients and their families with the support they require.”

The multi-award winning firm boasts the largest team of Court of Protection lawyers in the UK and has built an impressive reputation for supporting vulnerable people in a professional, friendly and cost effective manner.