About

Hugo's work with the Media Disputes team focuses on cases involving defamation, harassment, misuse of private information, data protection regulation, intellectual property infringement and misfeasance in public office.

He trained as a solicitor at Howard Kennedy, qualifying into the Media Disputes team in September 2019.

Hugo's training was substantially devoted to the practice of contentious law:

  • In the Commercial Dispute Resolution team he worked on civil fraud cases, negligence actions, debt recoveries and international contractual disputes;
  • In the Employment team he helped prepare cases to be heard at the Employment Tribunal, in particular cases involving unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, unlawful deduction from wages, discrimination and whistleblowing;
  • In the Immigration team he assisted with human rights appeals, asylum appeals, appeals against deportation, judicial review challenges and ETS-TOEIC fraud cases at the Immigration Tribunals.
Recent work
  • Reviewing the evidence disclosed to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse on the behalf of a Core Participant
  • Taking a proof of evidence from the Claimant in a high-profile case involving defamation on a global scale
  • Drafting a settlement agreement regarding an alleged breach of privacy
  • Drafting pre-action correspondence to a potential Defendant alerting them to our client's claims for trade mark infringement and passing off
  • Responding on behalf of a potential Defendant to a pre-action letter regarding alleged copyright infringement 
Did you know

Before training to become a lawyer, Hugo spent six years in the entertainment industry working for TV production companies, casting directors and actor's agencies.

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