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Hughmans is a specialist law firm based in central London
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About us


Since the firm was established in 1976, Hughmans has dedicated its services to clients involved in civil or criminal proceedings. Aggressively supporting clients’ interests, Hughmans always strives to identify a position of advantage to maximise its chances of success.

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Our services


Public Law

Our cases span across all areas of public law and regularly receive significant public attention. We act for individuals and businesses on their public law and licensing matters.

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Property Litigation

Whether in the commercial or residential property sector Hughmans provides specialist, commercially astute advice to its clients.

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Civil Fraud

Hughmans employs a multi-disciplinary team of experts to advise on all aspects of fraud. We are experienced in responding to and obtaining freezing injunctions and the recovery of assets worldwide.

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The crime and civil departments at Hughmans have consistently been recognised by Chambers & Partners and Spear’s 500 for the high quality of their legal advice.

Judith Harling-Coward

Solicitor judith@hughmans.co.uk

Peter Black

Partner pmb@hughmans.co.uk

Joshua Bold

Solicitor josh@hughmans.co.uk

Laura Johnson

Trainee Solicitor laura@hughmans.co.uk

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COVID 19 and Telephone problems

We hope you are all well in these trying times. Hughmans staff are all working from home with full access to their emails. We are continuing to deliver excellent service to our clients. Please be aware that we recently suffered a short period of downtime on our phone line. We are now back and receiving […]

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Solicitors Qualification Exam: The Right Answer?

The Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE) has been in news on a regular basis.  Reported in the Law Gazette on 26th February 2020 (https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/childs-play-unprepared-15-year-old-scores-half-marks-in-super-exam/5103230.article) a 15-year-old managed to achieve almost 50% (48%) after spending 30 minutes on the initial section of the proposed SQE. This is despite having done no preparation and no knowledge of the […]

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Deferred Prosecution Agreements

A deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) is an arrangement reached between a prosecutor (namely the Serious Fraud Office or Crown Prosecution Service) and a company to resolve a matter that they could otherwise be prosecuted for. DPAs were introduced under Schedule 17 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 and are available only in relation to […]

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