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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


Defamation and Privacy

We can provide expert advice in cases involving defamation and privacy law which include a criminal or fraud element.

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White-Collar and General Crime

Since 1976 the firm has built its formidable reputation in criminal defence. We are known for our proactive defence of clients facing investigation by agencies ranging from local police forces to the National Crime Agency.

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Family Law

We specialise in novel, difficult, and high profile matrimonial cases and offer top level service to obtain the best outcome for you and your family.

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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

Liv Mould

Paralegal liv@hughmans.co.uk

Peter Hughman

Partner pgh@hughmans.co.uk

Abigail Onslow

Solicitor abi@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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