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

What do you do?

I have over 15 years' experience of dispute resolution and litigation with a particular expertise in financial services disputes; regulatory issues; breach of directors duties and general contractual disputes. I've also advised extensively on contentious trust issues.

Why litigation?

From an early age, I liked engaging in constructive debate. I'm a natural problem solver with a keen interest in all things commercial, so a career as a litigator was perhaps inevitable!

Litigation is often compared to a game of chess as outsmarting your opponents requires knowledge, experience, and a smart strategy. I love this aspect of my work. Litigation is fast-paced: you plan how to beat the other side and you use your wits, wisdom and energy to see that plan through. And along the way surprises and challenges will pop up which need to be dealt with. It's certainly never boring!

Tell us a bit about your clients?

I enjoy working with business owners - usually sole traders, SMEs, partnerships and high net worth individuals.

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. They like the fact that I'm able to give holistic, pragmatic, clear advice which they can easily understand. 

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've recently qualified as a yoga teacher and it's great being able to pass on my knowledge and to help others benefit from this amazing practice.

Expertise & Accreditations

STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes

Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey

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