Gareth has gained a reputation as an extremely able criminal advocate. He is friendly and approachable but also hard working. He is often instructed in cases that require a particularly sensitive approach.
He is usually able to get on with and reassure the most difficult and troubled lay clients. In court, he is well prepared, measured and persuasive and is considered to be a first rate and very effective jury advocate whether instructed by the prosecution or the defence.
Gareth is regularly instructed in all areas of heavyweight criminal work, more often than not as a leading junior. Although regarded predominantly as a defence advocate, Gareth is also regularly instructed by the Crown particularly in respect of serious sexual allegations and allegations of gang related criminality. He is also frequently led by Queen’s Counsel.
- Criminal Bar Association
- South Eastern Circuit
- Essex Bar Mess
- Association of Military Court Advocates
Awards, Qualifications & Other
Grade 3 CPS Counsel
CPS Rasso Panel
Gareth Hughes is approved to accept instructions direct from international and UK clients on a direct access basis, without the need for a solicitor intermediary in appropriate cases.