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Hughmans Success Stories

Luke Gittos, June 20, 2017

Our civil partner Simon Silver has been achieving brilliant results for his clients having had three cases go to trial in 6 weeks with all three finding in our clients favour. In the first of the three recent victories, the landlord of a pub brought a claim against the tenant and the guarantors after falling […]

Hughmans Success in the High Court

Luke Gittos, May 8, 2017

On 2 May 2017 the Commercial Court ruled in favour of Hughmans’s client, Mr Khrapunov, on a significant interlocutory application. The case involves worldwide freezing orders made on the application of JSC BTA Bank against Mr Ablyazov, against whom the Bank have obtained default judgments of over £4.6bn after he left the jurisdiction and was […]

28 Day Limit on Police Bail Comes into Force

Katie Kipps, April 10, 2017

On 3 April 2017 parts of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (“the Act”) came into force aimed at reforming pre-charge bail. These reforms are reported in the press as a 28 day limit on how long a suspect can be kept on police bail. We examine what effect these reforms are likely to have, […]

Paralegal Vacancy in Civil Department

Lee Adams, September 15, 2016

This vacancy has now been filled. Full time civil litigation paralegal Hughmans is a boutique law firm based in the City of London specialising in high level civil litigation and serious crime. The firm consists of a small team of individuals in a friendly, self-driven environment. Further details about the firm and its members can […]

Spitsbergen Retraced

Lee Adams, September 6, 2016

Hughmans is proud to have been a sponsor of the Spitsbergen Retraced expedition team from Oxford University, which returned safely recently.  Expedition Leader James Lam contacted us to say:- “I am very happy to report that the expedition returned safely to Longyearbyen yesterday following a pick up from the Nordenskiold Glacier. Despite some rather questionable […]

Hughmans’ success in Britain’s biggest insider dealing case

Katie Kipps, June 2, 2016

Operation Tabernula, which has been widely reported, was the UK’s largest and most complex insider dealing prosecution. The FCA allegation involved a group of people who were party to dealing on inside information, from employees at investment banks to intermediaries and private traders. Records found at one of the defendant’s offices recorded 59 instances of […]

Hughmans Court of Appeal Success

Luke Gittos, April 8, 2016

Last week, the Court of Appeal delivered a favourable judgement on a point developed by Hughmans and Tim Owen QC. The case, in which Hughmans had acted for the Respondent prior to a change of representation, considered the issue of whether immunity attached to a Permanent Representative of the International Maritime Organisation for the purposes […]

Hughmans prevent prosecution from lifting the corporate veil in confiscation case

Lee Adams, February 22, 2016

Hughmans acted for established accountant and tax advisor Ernest Wayne Pulman in a high value confiscation case before the Cardiff Crown Court, successfully limiting Mr Pulman’s liability by preventing the prosecution from lifting the corporate veil. Mr Pulman was convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud, fraudulent trading, and conspiracy to steal after he began providing […]

Hughmans sponsors Svalbard expedition

Luke Gittos, February 17, 2016

In 2016, Hughmans will be a sponsor of an expedition to Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic ocean. The team from Oxford University will be retracing the footsteps of an expedition in 1923. The original expedition included Andrew Irvine who would later accompany George Mallory in his famous attempted ascent of Mount Everest. They […]

New law in the making?

Lee Adams, February 5, 2016

Charles Samek QC and Marc Delehanty, instructed by Peter Black and Matthew Jenkins of Hughmans Solicitors, are acting for Mr Khrapunov in proceedings brought by BTA Bank for an alleged unlawful means conspiracy to breach English Court orders made against Mr Ablyazov. These proceedings, issued in July 2015, are the latest in the long-running Ablyazov […]