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.