Hugh Smith

Hugh Smith

Profile

Hugh is Head of our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and divides his time between the firm’s Hull and York offices.

Hugh has over 25 years’ experience working with all forms of contractual and commercial disputes that businesses both large and small encounter, resolving problems that may be initially seen as intractable. Hugh specialises in negligence claims against professional services and has worked extensively in a wide range of sectors, most notably food, having been a founder member of England and Wales’ Food Law Group. Hugh is also an experienced mediator.

Testimonials

  • “Very good technically… his incredibly impressive memory for the details of a case.”

    Chambers 2019
  • "Hugh Smith of Andrew Jackson is equally comfortable dealing with contentious or non-contentious matters, and is recognised by clients for his unyielding commitment to their interests."

    Chambers UK
  • "Hugh Smith is an "established name" who is rated widely by market commentators. Sources say he is a "main player" in the North Yorkshire market. Though seen as a tough litigator, his commercial sensibility is also praised. He has expertise in a wide spate of corporate and commercial matters including injunctions and restrictive covenants. He is also an expert on trading standards and food law."

    Chambers UK
  • "Hugh is renowned for his "razor-sharp mind" and "ability to untangle the small print"."

    Legal 500
  • "The "incredibly sharp" Hugh Smith strikes the right balance of being "conciliatory in his approach", yet having a "steely spine" should people not co-operate or try to take him for a ride."

    Chambers UK
  • "...Commercial, thoughtful and has a very hands-on approach to litigation."

    Legal 500

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“Very good technically… his incredibly impressive memory for the details of a case.”

Chambers 2019

"Hugh Smith of Andrew Jackson is equally comfortable dealing with contentious or non-contentious matters, and is recognised by clients for his unyielding commitment to their interests."

Chambers UK

"Hugh Smith is an "established name" who is rated widely by market commentators. Sources say he is a "main player" in the North Yorkshire market. Though seen as a tough litigator, his commercial sensibility is also praised. He has expertise in a wide spate of corporate and commercial matters including injunctions and restrictive covenants. He is also an expert on trading standards and food law."

Chambers UK

"Hugh is renowned for his "razor-sharp mind" and "ability to untangle the small print"."

Legal 500

"The "incredibly sharp" Hugh Smith strikes the right balance of being "conciliatory in his approach", yet having a "steely spine" should people not co-operate or try to take him for a ride."

Chambers UK

"...Commercial, thoughtful and has a very hands-on approach to litigation."

Legal 500

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