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Hugh Norbury QC

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Hugh has a broad commercial and chancery practice, with a particular emphasis on cases involving fraud or breach of fiduciary duty. His practice extends to insolvency, company, trusts (onshore and offshore in all of these areas) and even occasionally ancillary relief in the Family Division.


He has been involved in many of the larger multi-party fraud cases in recent years, including Vale v Steinmetz & ors (ongoing); ArcelorMittal v Essar Steel (during 2019) and BTA Bank v Ablyazov, which culminated in 14 week trial in the Commercial Court reported at [2013] EWHC 510 (Comm).

He also acted until settlement in late 2018 on a £100m+ conspiracy claim brought by a credit hire company against a number of firms of solicitors and experts they instructed (Accident Exchange v Autofocus and others).

Other recent cases include: a multi-jurisdictional undue influence case; a contractual dispute between a private equity firm and its former corporate finance advisor; one part of the Shlosberg litigation; a bribery claim brought by Fiat Chrysler Australia; a £100m+ company dispute relating to Malaysian infrastructure assets.

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR.


Studied PPE at Oxford, CPE at City University, LLM at King's College London. Called 1995. QC, 2012.

Married with two sons. Keen on running, tennis, skiing.