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Hugh Evans

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Practice Areas

Principal area of practice is Professional Negligence, in particular lawyers and financial professionals. Lawyers' liability claims include in particular: (1) defective business agreements especially those with a chancery flavour (e.g. Youlton v Charles Russell (2010), Fulham Leisure Holdings v Nicholson Graham Jones (2006), Mishcon de Reya v Barrett (2006)); (2) lost or bungled litigation of all types, including clinical negligence and personal injury claims (e.g. Miller v Garton Shires (2007)) and criminal cases (Workman v Deansgate 123 LLP (2009)); (3) lenders claims and conveyancing (e.g. Boycott v Perrins Guy Williams (2011), and Lewis v Ward Hadaway 2016); and (4) claims involving fraud, insurance and partnership issues (e.g. UCB v Soni (2011 and 2013), Goldsmith Williams v Travelers (2010), Wetherspoons v Van de Berg (2009), Wetherspoons v Jason Harris (2013), and Mortgage Services Limited Number One v Cripps Harries Hall (2015 and 2016). Surveyors’ claims include Paratus v Countrywide (2011). Also practises in Insurance (both in relation to professionals, and generally), Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Costs.


MA (Cantab), BCL (Oxon). Called to the bar 1987, in practice at these chambers from 1988.

Professional Memberships



An editor of Jackson and Powell on Professional Liability since 1992 and continuing, in particular of the solicitors' chapter; author of "Lawyers' Liabilities", 2nd edn 2002; numerous articles.