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Hugh Hitchcock

Hugh Hitchcock

Partner - Dispute Resolution

Professional Background

Hugh works with both UK based and international clients on a wide range of commercial litigation cases. He has considerable experience in high value contractual and professional negligence claims against large national firms, recovery claims and minority shareholder claims. Hugh also practices in the niche area of defamation and has had notable successes against a number of national newspapers.

Work highlights

Carmarthen-born Hugh returned to South Wales in 1995 following an eight-year stint in the media litigation department at Frere Cholmeley Bischoff. Acting for an array of celebrity clients including Elton John, Sting, and the Beatles record company clients he quickly built up an enviable reputation as a heavyweight litigator. Notable and reported work highlights include:

  • Qual-Chem Limited v Corus UK Limited (Appeal Reference: A3/2008/0466/ Patents County Court Claim No: PAT 06 026)
  • Hoyl Group Limited v Cromer Town Council (Appeal Reference: B2/2014/3348/ Claim No: 3SA00472)
  • Dawnus Sierra Leone Limited v Timis Mining Corporation (SL) Limited (TCC, Claim No: B50CF015) a dispute with an international mining company over various overseas contracts

Before joining Acuity, Hugh was a partner/director at DJM Law Limited for 21 years.


Hugh went to St Michaels School in Llanelli and then studied Law at Essex University. Later, he briefly did Masters in Aeronautical Law at UCL followed by LPC at Guildford College of law.  Then Hugh did his articles at Frere Cholmeley in London and worked in their media litigation department until 1996.