Hugh Hitchcock

Hugh Hitchcock

Partner

Phone +44 (0)7545 702 212

About

Hugh is an experienced commercial litigator having qualified at West End media firm, Frere Cholmeley. Having acted on many complex claims for high profile individuals and businesses, he has developed an enviable reputation for successfully handling all manner of commercial disputes.

He brings over 25 years of business litigation experience and has a strong track record for securing highly successful outcomes for his clients.

Expertise

  • Acting on behalf of institutional lenders in real estate finance transactions
  • Drafting documents such as contracts for sale, transfers and leases
  • Drafting reports on title for both leasehold and freehold acquisitions and reporting to clients

Work

  • Acting for private equity funds and individual corporate shareholders on boardroom disputes, hostile takeovers and defending and commencing Section 994 claims
  • Advising and successfully pursuing a global steel company on a complex patent infringement claim all the way from letter of claim through to the Court of Appeal
  • Advising several celebrities including a major internationally renowned recording artist, on issues of defamation and malicious falsehood against the Sun and Daily Mirror
  • Advising an international investment fund on its claims in a minority shareholder dispute arising from a billion-dollar high-profile merger
  • Advising a national haulier and logistics group on a multi-million cartel and unfair competition claim
  • Advising a number of UK funds, charities and property development businesses in relation to the miss-selling of multi-million pound hedging products
  • Advising on a multi-million dollar dispute with an international mining company over various overseas contracts
  • Advising a number of local authorities in relation to procurement related claims in excess of £20 million