Hugh Jones

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.

2024 Hugh was placed in the 'Hall of Fame' by the Legal 500 2024. Testimonial from Legal 500 entry:

‘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.’

In September 2019, Hugh was awarded the prestigious lifetime achievement award by the judges of the STEP Private Client awards.

Hugh was named Manchester Law Society's Partner of the year in 2014.

In Chambers 2015 to 2023,  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 

Chambers 2022

'Hugh Jones often acts as a professional deputy for vulnerable adults, frequently advising on financial matters as well as acting as an expert witness.

"Hugh Jones has fantastic knowledge and is always ready to think outside the box. He is very down to earth and approachable."'

'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."' 

 Chambers 2020:

'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 2023, Hugh is named as a leading individual

Legal 500 2023 ‘Hugh Jones is a niche firm offering specialist services around Court of Protection work. They are the go-to firm in this field. They are leading experts on this and the service is absolutely first rate.'

‘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

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.’

In the Legal 500 2019, - Hugh Jones  has a ‘depth of experience that is outstanding; he always ensures that his clients’ capacity is addressed’.

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:




Hugh Jones
Contact Hugh directly:

0161 871 3681