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"Hugh has impressive client management skills and a really good commercial understanding of what the parties want and where they want to get to."

"Hugh was very calm and really reassuring, which is what you want in this space. He is also very technically capable."

"Hugh is really commercial and very impressive."

"Hugh Hitchcock in particular is a stand out litigation specialist and always prepared to provide expert counsel to his clients."

"Hugh Hitchcock has an excellent understanding of the commercial realities underlying the various cases and understands the respective parties’ pressure points. A great communicator, he manages clients exceptionally well.’"

“Hugh Hitchcock is very much about strategy and client management. He is someone you want in your corner if you're fighting a difficult case.”

“Hugh is able to navigate through all legal and human situations and adapt accordingly with great accuracy. This has proven to be a very efficient approach.”

“Hugh Hitchcock as the lead partner on litigation has always given the very best legal advice and gives close personal attention to his clients whether big or small.”

“The superb Hugh Hitchcock is charming, always polite and a pleasure to interact with.”

Hugh Hitchcock

Recent Work

Hugh is a senior partner and shareholder, and a member of our Senior Leadership Team. He heads up the Acuity Litigation and Dispute Resolution department, comprising Commercial Litigation, Property Litigation and Construction Litigation.

Before joining Acuity, Hugh gained a wealth of experience as a partner/director at a boutique law firm, and in the media litigation department at Frere Cholmeley Bischoff, where he acted for an array of notable clients including Elton John, Sting, and The Beatles’ record company.

Hugh works both nationally and internationally with clients on a wide range of commercial litigation cases. He has vast experience in high-value contractual claims against large national firms, recovery claims and minority shareholder claims. He has also practised in the niche area of defamation and has had notable successes against several national newspapers. 

Hugh has been named as one of The Lawyer’s Hot 100 of 2024. Read the full roll call here. 

He has consistently been noted in The Legal 500 as a tenacious litigator with successful reported results against national and international firms.

  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Director and shareholder disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Contentious insolvency and antecedent transaction claims
  • Defamation, privacy and reputation management
  • All types of injunction proceedings
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Advising Red and Yellow Limited and R&Y NL Limited on a claim arising from a joint venture agreement in relation to the development of quality extra care accommodation
  • Acting for Tingo Group, Inc in its UK action against a US short seller
  • Acting for Tingo International Holdings, Inc. in respect of a claim by Outlier Ventures LLP purporting the breach of a Deed of Adherence, the terms of which required Tingo to invest £7.5 million into Outlier
  • Acting for the owners of APCymru Ltd, an established business providing education, training, learning and consultancy services as part of the education of young people, in their dispute with Learning Curve Group Limited, an international training and education specialist
  • Acting for Helix Securities LLP (“Helix”) in a claim against FinTech payment platform, Revolut
  • Advising a high-profile alcohol brand in bringing a passing off claim against a competitor, up to and including Court proceedings, which featured an application for an injunction in the High Court. The case resulted in settlement at the stage of disclosure
  • Acting for Loches Capital Limited in a substantial pre-action disclosure application against Goldman Sachs International
  • Acting for HR Investor Group, a group of 26 individuals and companies, in a claim against 12 defendants, including two current and former solicitors. Claims include unlawfully establishing and operating unregulated collective investment schemes, misrepresentation, and deceit
  • Acting for a shareholder seeking damages, declarations and orders concerning breaches of a Shareholders Agreement relating to an independent hospital
  • Acting for Malben Limited pursuant to section 994 of the Companies Act 2006 for unfair prejudice in respect of its shareholding in a joint venture company
  • Acting for private equity funds and individual corporate shareholders on boardroom disputes, hostile takeovers and defending and commencing Section 994 claims
  • Advising and successfully pursuing a global steel company on a complex patent infringement claim all the way from letter of claim through to the Court of Appeal
  • Advising several celebrities including a major internationally renowned recording artist, on issues of defamation and malicious falsehood against the Sun and Daily Mirror
  • Advising an international investment fund on its claims in a minority shareholder dispute arising from a billion-dollar high-profile merger
  • Advising a national haulier and logistics group on a multi-million cartel and unfair competition claim
  • Advising a number of UK funds, charities and property development businesses in relation to the mis-selling of multimillion-pound hedging products
  • Advising on a multimillion-dollar dispute with an international mining company over various overseas contracts
  • Advising a number of local authorities in relation to procurement related claims in excess of £20 million
  • Hugh has been named as one of The Lawyer’s Hot 100 of 2024. Read the full list here
  • Hugh is listed as a leading individual in The Legal 500
  • Hugh is ranked Band 3 by Chambers and Partners
  • Hugh was named by Business Today as one of its “Top Influential Litigation Lawyers Shaping Wales’ Legal Landscape in 2023”
  • The Litigation Team is ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500
  • The Litigation Team is ranked Band 2 by Chambers and Partners
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