Hugh’s academic background is in public international laws including Human Rights. He has lectured and written extensively on the subject. He is skilled in judicial review. He has a specialised interest in the military complaints system and has been the lead advocate in several significant reviews recently held in the High Court. He was lead lawyer in the first European review of the Freedom of Information as far back as 2000 in the Irish Courts legislation in its formative stages.
Notable Public Law cases
MT v Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis.
Successful Judicial review of the Directorate of Professional Standards.
Lt Paul Ross v Secretary of State for Defence.
Submariner’s application for Judicial Review as the victim of unlawful promotion system.
Petty Officer Hall v Secretary of State for Defence.
Judicial Review of determination of army council.
Boateng v Health & Care Professional Council Statutory.
High Court Appeal from determination of the disciplinary body.
Ellis-Carr v Solicitors Regulation Authority (March 2012).  EWHC 893 (Admin).
Appeal from SRA Refusal to reinstate former solicitor.
Baron Mereworth v The Crown.
Constitutional (Advisory only). This matter was a court challenge by a Hereditary Peer to the Head of Crown Office refusal to allow him as might have been his right prior to the commencement of the House of Lords Act 1999 to sit and vote in Parliament. The case was argued before Mr Justice Leveson and is reported at  Ch. 325;  2 WLR 192. I did not appear in the case.
Fosuhene v The Law Society (the Solicitors Regulatory Authority). 
Appeal by solicitor against intervention decision.
Glica v Poland. (instructed by Eshagian & Co Solicitors) High (Divisional) Court April 2008. (Latham LJ and Underhill LJ)  ALL ER (D) 384 (Apr)
European Arrest Warrants; Extradition Proceedings; translations; validity of European Arrest Warrants.
Hungary v Mc Goldrick and Turner.(instructed by Pattichi Hill & Croques).
High Court Extradition challenge in circumstances of a defective European Arrest warrant and Abuse of Process arguments.
Worsely v Judicial Authority in Portugal [October 2012].
(instructed by McCormick’s Harrogate)  All ER (D) 08 (Nov) EWCA 2796 (Admin).
R v Glenton Court Martial.
Soldier challenged the validity of military orders ( to serve in Afghanistan) on basis of international laws.
Salve Marine Ltd. v Information Commissioner [July 19, 2000]
Unreported, The Irish Times [July 20 2000] High Court, Kelly J. Freedom of Information and Data Protection issues.
Gallagher v Minister for Defence and Ireland and the AG.
Right of military bandsmen to claim compensation for work related degenerative disability.