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John McHugh


John McHugh

John specialises in commercial disputes. His main focus is in the area of contractual disputes. His practice includes acting in contentious construction related matters. He has a wealth of experience of commercial property disputes acting in particular for institutional landlords.

He acts in a wide range of contentious matters including fraud, professional negligence; PFI/PPP disputes; and construction claims. His commercial practice involves advising clients on disputes involving taxation and pensions. He has acted in disputes involving company directors and their duties.

John has considerable experience of sports law disputes and has acted in a number of football related matters. 

His experience has included conducting cases and appearing in courts and tribunals of all levels, as well as arbitrations, adjudications and mediations.

John is a member of the Property Litigation Association and has passed the entrance examination of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  He is also a part-time Chairperson of the statutory First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber). He is a Member of the Law Society of Scotland's Complaints sub-committee. For 15 years, he has been an active member of the International Fraud Group, which is an international group of law firms specialising in fraud and asset recovery.

John is a solicitor advocate, which permits him to represent clients in the civil courts at all levels. 

Legal 500 lists John as a "Recommended Lawyer" in Commercial Litigation, Property Litigation and Professional Negligence.

John's experience and proven abilities are invaluable to clients who wish to achieve the best possible result in their dispute.

Qualifications: LLB (Hons) Dip LP NP, Solicitor Advocate
Qualified: 1997
Joined the firm: 2015

  • Legal 500 2021: Recommended Lawyer