Hugh James is a top 100 UK law firm with offices in Cardiff, London, Southampton, Plymouth and Manchester. The firm has grown from humble beginnings in 1960 to become a leading law firm, servicing a vast range of clients across the UK and overseas.

Although our workforce has grown to more than 500, we have retained and nurtured a unique culture which is based on hard work, exceptional talent, ambition, empathy, innovation and good humour. It is those qualities that have helped us grow the business to where we stand today. We have ambitious plans to become a top 50 UK firm and our culture will be key to this.

Top 100 law firm.
One-to-one approach. 

We are a full service firm which provides expert legal services to a vast range of clients. Our clients range from businesses, individuals and banks to public sector organisations, property companies, education establishments and utilities providers. Within these client groups we specialise in a number of sectors which you can find out about on this website. All of our services are listed here as well along with the key people who manage our teams and work with our clients.

Although we work with clients across the UK and overseas, we are always delighted to welcome visitors to our headquarters in Cardiff as well as our offices in London, Southampton, Plymouth and Manchester. In each location we have developed workspaces, which we believe provide the best possible working environments for our staff and clients alike.

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Hugh James Two Central Square Client Suite Vista Lounge 


Strength in our people, trust in our approach.

Key to our growth strategy to date has been the recruitment and development of great people. This will remain the case as we look forward to the years ahead. All of our staff have access to industry-leading training and mentoring to ensure they reach their potential. However, we’re also always keen to hear from people who think Hugh James would be the right environment for them to take their career to the next level. If you would like to learn more about life at Hugh James and career opportunities please visit the careers section of our website.

Although our staff will always be our greatest asset, we also strive to implement ways of working which embrace the best technology available and the most effective working methods. Our business is based on a model of continual improvement which means we constantly look at ways we can improve the way we work with the ultimate goal of delivering a consistently excellent service to our clients.

We go the extra mile for our clients. 

As a leading business and large employer, we take our responsibilities to the community and the environment very seriously. We have designed workplaces and working practices which reduce our carbon footprint considerably and we give ourselves challenging targets which we will exceed.

Our work with charities on a local and national level plays a huge part in our day to day work. We work with a large range of charities, some of which we support through fundraising and donations, and others we partner with where our areas of work cross paths. You can find out more about our support for charities here.


Two Central Square Client Suite 


Lots of information about the firm, our people and our services can be found on this website but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, or would just prefer to chat, please get in touch.

Alun Jones, Managing Partner

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Charities, Community & CSR
We take our responsibilities as a large employer very seriously; using our resource and initiative so support the communities in which our staff and clients live and work.
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Our offices
Hugh James has offices in Cardiff and London from which we support clients based across the UK and internationally.
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Cymraeg | Welsh Language
As Wales’ largest law firm, and a proud Welsh business, we promote, use and grow the Welsh language.
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Legal Network
Legal Network is a free referral and support network for law firms.
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Trust Corporation Limited
Let us give you peace of mind now and in the future; our Hugh James Trust Corporation Limited will take care of matters.
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Legal notices
All legal notices can be found here.
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Gender pay gap report
We are committed to gender equality and the attraction, training, promotion and retention of women across all parts of our business.
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Our prices
Our pricing information is aimed at ensuring that you have the information you need to make an informed choice about the legal services you purchase.
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