Alun Jones is Managing Partner of Hugh James, taking the helm in January 2011.
In his role as Managing Partner, Alun is responsible for formulating and implementing the firm’s business strategy and day-to-day operations. He is also chair of the firm’s board of management.
Steve is head of one of the two divisions at Hugh James. This division comprises all of the teams which advise private individuals; both claimant litigants and individuals requiring advice on their personal finances and family. Steve specialises in high value medical negligence cases including cerebral palsy, spinal injuries, brain injury, psychiatric, obstetric cases and issues relating to human rights.
Ioan is head of the firm’s business services division. This division comprises all of the teams which provide transactional, contractual, advisory and dispute resolution advice to businesses and organisations across various sectors. Ioan also is Head of our Construction, Energy and Projects team and has spent almost 20 years advising clients on non-contentious and contentious construction matters. He has extensive experience in the construction and engineering sector and has acted in a number of high value and complicated disputes.
Ioan’s role involves advising the firm’s key clients on some of the most significant construction projects and disputes in Wales and the wider UK. Ioan and his team act for a wide range of clients, ranging from government and public authorities to banks, developers and contractors.
Neil is an elected partner on the firm’s board of management. He is also head of the firm’s financial mis-selling team, specialising in handling claims for financial mis-selling relating to pension mis-selling, timeshare purchase, annuities, mortgages and insurance.
Richard is a Partner and an elected partner on the firm’s board of management. He is also Group Head of the ever expanding dispute resolution team at Hugh James. He conducts major commercial disputes frequently with an international flavour including commercial claims, mining disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, contentious IT disputes, injunctive relief and insolvency.
Jo is Head of Compliance and Quality at Hugh James.
She is responsible for managing compliance, quality and risk within the firm, ensuring the firm’s continuing compliance with legal and regulatory requirements including the SRA Handbook, GDPR and Money Laundering legislation.
In her role as HR Director, Diane is responsible for the smooth operation of the firm's HR department. This includes implementing HR strategies including talent acquisition, staffing, employee benefits, health and wellbeing, learning and development, succession planning, employee relations and retention.
Rachel joined Hugh James in February 2020 and leads the firm's internal and external communications approach. She specialises in strategic and crisis communications, media relations, internal communications, and employee engagement. Rachel is a Chartered PR Practitioner, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, co-Founder and co-President of Women in PR Cymru and sits on the International Board of Global Women in PR.
She is also the firm’s main contact for any media enquiries.
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