Bristol
Sharon McHugh
Partner
Mobile
+ 44 (0)776 350 2007
Phone
+44 (0)117 332 8333
About Sharon

EXPERTISE.

DISPUTES. ESTATES & TRUSTS. RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY. WILLS & PROBATE.

Sharon has over 17 years' experience of general civil and commercial dispute resolution and litigation. She specialises in professional negligence, with a particular expertise in financial product mis-selling and investment mis-management. Sharon also regularly works with clients  who are faced with disputes arising out of wills, probate and trusts. 

Sharon is dual-qualified as a Guernsey Advocate, which means that she has experience of acting as both solicitor and barrister in Guernsey.


Why dispute resolution?

From an early age, I liked engaging in constructive debate. I'm a natural problem solver and so a career resolving disputes was perhaps inevitable! Litigation is often compared to a game of chess, as outsmarting your opponent requires knowledge, experience, and a smart strategy.

I love this aspect of my work.

Tell us a bit about how you work?

Disputes can be extremely stressful. I believe that a litigation lawyer should do everything possible to support their client, so that they can feel that their lawyer has accepted the responsibility of worrying about the conflict and solving problems on their behalf. 

When resolving disputes I find it natural to take a flexible and pragmatic approach tailored to the clients’ specific needs and wishes. Often it’s not just about obtaining a legal remedy. I'm able to give holistic, clear advice which they can easily understand.  I’m proud that my clients value my personal touch; fighting their corner well and supporting them in difficult circumstances.

What do you love doing in your spare time?

Spending time with family and friends. Travelling - I love India: the people, the colours, the food. It’s all extraordinary and makes me feel really alive. And then there is my love of yoga. I am a yoga teacher and it's great being able to pass on my knowledge and to help others benefit from this amazing practice.

I have also always enjoyed using my legal skills in a voluntary capacity and have for the last 10 years been actively involved on the boards’ of charities.

Expertise & Accreditations

STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes

Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey (Non-practising)

LPC College of Law, London

LLB Hons, Middlesex University

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Dealing with any type of dispute can be extremely stressful. My clients know that they can rely on me to be there to support them every step of the way. My clients like the fact that I am able to give holistic, pragmatic, clear advice which they can easily understand.

Sharon McHugh
Partner