Hugh qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and has an extensive practice. Hugh obtained a BCL from University College Cork and has also obtained diplomas in Commercial Conveyancing, Trust and Estate Planning, Aviation Finance and Leasing and is a qualified commercial mediator (CEDR).
Hugh acts for and advises lenders, companies, partnerships, investors, developers and private individuals on the acquisition, development, construction, leasing, financing (secured and unsecured) and disposal of property ranging from development sites and housing portfolios to large healthcare and renewable energy projects.
Hugh is a member of the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners and also provides advice across a broad spectrum of insolvency and restructuring matters. He acts for insolvency practitioners, directors, shareholders, lenders, borrowers and other stakeholders on a wide range of insolvency and restructuring issues particularly those involving property and property related assets.
Hugh’s commercial work also involves advising on company fund raisings, company exits, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, joint ventures and shareholder and boardroom dispute resolution. Hugh advises clients from initial start up to growth and development transactions including equity and debt funding. Hugh works with an array of corporate clients including entrepreneurs, start-ups, fast-growth businesses and established companies.
Hugh is regularly retained to advise on renewable energy projects from project inception through finance and construction to operation and onward sale.
Hugh is also regularly sought out to advise on high stake litigation and has acted for clients in a diverse range of disputes in areas such as aviation, construction and building defects, property claims, insurance, financial mismanagement and investor claims, defending clients against actions brought by banks and funds, shareholder disputes including shareholder oppression actions and shareholder activism issues, boardroom disputes and probate matters.