Hugh Jones is a nationally recognised leader in his field of Court of Protection and Private Client work. He has worked in this field for over 30 years and his expertise as a Court of Protection Deputy is such that he now has a very substantial expert witness practice, where he is regularly asked to provide advice and statements on all aspects of Court of Protection practice, costs and mental capacity issues by more than 35 specialist PI and Clinical Negligence firms, nationally.
In September 2019, Hugh was awarded the prestigious lifetime achievement award by the judges of the STEP Private Client awards.
Hugh Jones Solicitors opened in March 2013. Chambers Legal Directory commented after the move:
‘He retains a significant proportion of his clients and now focuses exclusively on mental incapacity cases. Commentators describe Jones as ‘an impressive public speaker who can be tough with clients when necessary,’ and he is recommended as a particularly strong advocate. Clients also emphasised his supportiveness and empathy.’
Hugh was named Manchester Law Society's Partner of the year in 2014.
In Chambers 2015 to 2022, Hugh is named every year in the 'Ranked Lawyer' list as a Band 1 'Leader in the Field', in Court of Protection Property and Affairs work
'Hugh Jones often acts as a professional deputy for vulnerable adults, frequently advising on financial matters as well as acting as an expert witness.
"He is very personable, engaging and informative in his approach. "He is a longstanding expert, an experienced and strong practitioner."'
'Hugh Jones is hailed as "one of the leading Court of Protection financial deputyship lawyers in the UK," known to be "very knowledgeable and pragmatic in his approach to solving problems." He routinely undertakes professional deputyship work on behalf of vulnerable adults, often advising on cases involving applications for statutory wills and complex financial abuse. He is also adept at advising on health and welfare matters.'
In the Legal 500 2017 to 2022, Hugh is named as a leading individual
In the Legal 500 2020, - 'Practice head Hugh Jones' 'breadth of knowledge and common sense' set him apart from competitors'
‘We have been involved with this firm for over 30 years and Hugh Jones has been nothing less than outstanding. The team supporting him have picked up the baton and have been of the highest quality.’
‘Hugh Jones is a leader in his field – a great jovial personality with a wealth of knowledge and expertise which he shares with all of his personnel.’ - client testimonials, Legal 500 2021
Hugh is a member of the panel of Deputies appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the affairs of someone who has lost capacity. Hugh assists many special interest groups for children with learning disabilities and many local and national charities. He provides help including a large number of Wills for parents of learning disabled children.
Hugh is a nationally recognised expert and eminent speaker on all aspects of provisions for the learning disabled, mental incapacity and the Court of Protection. He is a member of:
He also sits on the Court of Protection court user group.
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