Philip Hughes is a specialist Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence practitioner. He represents both claimants and defendants on the full spectrum of issues within these practice areas, including at Inquests and in associated Costs matters.
He joined Guildhall Chambers in 2018 and has since developed a busy practice dealing almost exclusively with multi-track litigation. He is able to leverage his qualification as a doctor to advise on matters of particular medical complexity.
He is recognised and recommended by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.
“Philip always provides very comprehensive, thorough and easy to understand advice.” Chambers & Partners 2024
“He provides an excellent level of service.” Chambers & Partners 2024
“Philip Hughes is increasingly sought after for his medical expertise, which he has brought to bear…” Legal 500 2024
Philip has a well-established Personal Injury practice which is almost exclusively multi-track. He works on matters far beyond those expected of his year of call and against Counsel considerably his senior.
He represents both claimants and defendants in a full range of matters and covering a full range of liability and quantum issues, including:
Examples of his recent work include:
Philip is recognised as an Up and Coming Individual by Chambers & Partners.
Philip is willing to work on a nil-uplift Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) basis where appropriate.
Philip has a successful Clinical Negligence practice and is increasingly sought after to represent claimants and defendants. He works almost exclusively on matters of at least high 5- and 6-figure value, often involving multiple experts and complex issues of liability and/or quantum. He also has experience as junior counsel.
He is increasingly sought after for his medical and legal expertise. He is able to utilise his qualification as a doctor to quickly identify, understand and advise on the key issues in cases, even whilst they remain in their infancy.
Examples of Philip’s recent work include:
Philip is recommended by Legal 500 for his “medical expertise”.
Philip is willing to work on a nil-uplift Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) basis where appropriate. He is happy to attend inquests where there are sufficient prospects.
Philip has a growing Costs Litigation practice representing parties in all aspects of Civil Costs disputes.
His instructions have covered a wide range of practice areas, including property litigation, commercial litigation, and wills & probate. However, the majority of his work arises from Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence claims.
He regularly undertakes cost management work including CCMCs, represents parties in costs proceedings, advises on the principle of costs, advises on interpretation of settlements and Orders, and advises on QOCS/Part 36 issues.
Recent examples of Costs Litigation issues Philip has dealt with are:
Philip has experience representing a full range of interested parties at inquests. He primarily undertakes inquests as a precursor to civil proceedings, but he also undertakes standalone inquest work where complex or delicate issues arise.
Examples of recent inquests he has been involved in include:
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