Peter Hughman is recognised as a leader in the field of criminal law. He is the firm’s Senior Partner. He specialises in the highest level of criminal litigation, with particular expertise in complex white collar crime and serious drug cases. He has won a series of high profile cases where the client’s previous defence team advised there was no prospect of success. He has extensive experience in defending cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority (formerly the FSA), and the National Crime Agency (formerly SOCA).
Chambers & Partners has variously described Peter as follows:
With an “outstanding reputation”, the “utterly exceptional” Peter Hughman stands out for his “ability to immediately understand the issues in a case.”
“Devastatingly good. He maintains an excellent reputation amongst peers.”
The “phenomenally intelligent” Peter Hughman stands out for his long-standing criminal defence practice, which includes particular expertise in appellate litigation.
He is highly respected by market observers, as one source notes: “He is the doyen of criminal solicitors and has exceptional judgement and integrity.”
Peter is a published author (“Just How Just?” (Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd) and “Most Unnatural: An Enquiry into the Stafford Case” (Penguin)) and is regularly asked to contribute to a range of criminal law and related matters, including the BBC’s Panorama.
Leading appellate cases involving Disclosure, Entrapment, and Abuse of Process.
Complex international drug and fraud conspiracies.
Historic sexual abuse allegations made against celebrity defendants.
“Devastatingly good. He maintains an excellent reputation amongst peers.” Chambers & Partners UK Guide