Hugh is a residential property specialist experienced in high-value conveyancing and acting for both banks and borrowers in secured lending transactions. In particular, Hugh has extensive experience in acting on new-build acquisitions and sales and frequently represents purchasers based outside of the UK.
Hugh is a senior associate in the Farrer & Co Property team.
Conveyancing is a process-driven area of the law, and Hugh works hard to ensure that his client's interests are paramount by ensuring that the process is made as streamlined as possible through prompt and clear communication. Hugh ensures that he understands his client's objectives and tailors his advice according to his client's requirements. Hugh takes a commercial and collaborative approach to property law, and is always conscious that all parties to a transaction share an over-arching common goal of completing the matter as efficiently as possible.
Clients and intermediaries alike appreciate Hugh's clear communication and collaborative, calm, pro-active approach to what can often be a stressful process.
Hugh qualified as a solicitor in 2012.
- Hugh has been ranked within the “Top 35 Under 35 private client practitioners”, eprivateclient awards 2020.
Hugh is recognised as an Associate to watch for Real Estate: High Value Residential in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2021.
"Very approachable. Super practical." (Chambers High Net Worth 2021)
"Brilliant. He is a very calm guy and a pleasure to work with." (Chambers High Net Worth 2021)
"Although he is a bit younger, he is wise beyond his years. I enjoy working with him and find him incredibly knowledgeable. He will go very far." (Chambers High Net Worth 2020)
"He is friendly, efficient and communicative." (Chambers High Net Worth 2020)
"He's really super nice and really responsive. He gets it and he is making my life painless." (Chambers High Net Worth 2019)
Recent work highlights include:
- Acting for a developer in the leasehold sale of 10 apartments in prime central London
- Acting for a private bank in the refinancing of a property valued at £45m owned by an off-shore structure to secure a loan of £22.5m, and
- Acting for the buyer of the shares of a company owning a £15m leasehold property.