Henry Hughes is an experienced advocate, specialising in allegation of financial misconduct. He is consistently instructed in cases involving the most complex and serious allegations, defending individuals and institutions accused of financial wrongdoing and also bringing private prosecutions for defrauded individuals/institutions.
Cases in which he is instructed typically involve the multi-jurisdictional and complex issues arising in allegations pertaining to large financial allegations and high net worth individuals accused of financial misconduct. He is experienced in the management of the evolving legal disputes and complex evidential issues that characterise such cases.
He also conducts cases involving the most serious allegations of murder, drug trafficking and heavyweight crime.
Chambers and Partners 2023:
“Henry Hughes is an experienced junior who focuses his practice on financial crime and commercial fraud cases, as well as handling confiscation matters. He is recognised for his expertise in private prosecutions.”
“Henry is all over the detail of the cases and he is very quick and super bright.”
“Henry is really clever. He is always available to clients and is very charming. He is a safe pair of hands when it comes to high-profile work.”
Henry is ranked in a brand new category for Chambers & Partners 2020 as one of only 3 for Junior Spotlight for Financial Crime – Private Prosecution
“He’s very impressive; he is unflappable and a great calming presence to have when you’re in the middle of a fight on a big prosecution case.”
Henry Hughes is a specialist criminal practitioner with a wealth of experience in the field of corporate and financial crime.
His focus is primarily on the defence of professionals facing serious criminal offences arising in connection with their work and charged in criminal and disciplinary proceedings.
He is involved in cases from pre-charge and experienced in identifying at the earliest stages issues which will prove determinative to the final resolution. His practice involves every element of criminal litigation, from Trial to Judicial Review, Appeal and Asset Recovery.
He is regularly instructed in cases involving fraud, money laundering, conspiracy to defraud, commercial-scale immigration offences, false accounting, and perverting the course of justice.
Over the past years Henry has appeared in cases involving allegations of Murder, Manslaughter and Large Conspiracies to supply narcotics. He is experienced in all issues that arise in such cases and in defending in long and complex trials.
Criminal Bar Association of England & Wales