Henrietta Hughes

Year of Call: 2012
Email Address: henrietta.hughes@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Personal Injury

Henrietta acts for both claimants and defendants in Personal Injury matters. She appears in court on a daily basis. She has been instructed to attend an array of hearings (non-exhaustive list):

  • CMC
  • CCMC
  • Application for relief from sanctions
  • Application to rely on expert evidence
  • Application for strike out or summary judgment
  • Application to set aside default judgment
  • Stage 3 hearing
  • Infant and/or Protected Party approval hearing
  • Disposal
  • Trial (liability, causation and/or quantum)

In relation to trials, Henrietta largely appears in cases involving road traffic accidents. However, she is also instructed in cases concerning:

  • Employers’ liability
  • Occupiers’ liability
  • Public liability
  • Accidents abroad

In addition to oral advocacy, Henrietta can draft skeletons, pleadings and opinions (liability and/or quantum).

Prior to moving to the self-employed Bar Henrietta was in house counsel at a leading personal injury firm, which specialises in civil claims brought by serving and non-serving military personnel as well as claims brought under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS). Her cases of interest include drafting Particulars of Claim in a multi-track case where the claimant suffers Non Freezing Cold Injuries, and appearing at an AFCS appeal securing an increased lump sum thereby triggering a guaranteed income payment.

Furthermore, Henrietta's previous experience includes being legal assistant to a personal injury QC for over 18 months (including during the trial of Nadarajah v Sotnick [2013] EWHC 3389 (QB)) and undertaking paralegal work for other senior members of the Bar who also specialise in the area.

Credit Hire

A significant degree of Henrietta's practice is Credit Hire.

Henrietta has been instructed in many credit hire hearings for both claimants and defendants, regularly appearing in cases involving the UK's largest car hire companies and insurers. She has the advantage of being able to help anticipate the submissions her opponents are likely to make given she acts for both sides.

She has substantial experience in addressing the common issues - enforceability, need, type, impecuniosity, duration and rate - and is very familiar with the key authorities in this area of law. Henrietta prides herself on her detailed approach.

She is also able to advise on tactics and settlement in these cases.

Recommendations

“Henrietta is thorough and comprehensive in her preparation, quickly grasps salient issues and is a determined and focused advocate. She is charming with clients”

“I would always have the utmost confidence in instructing Henrietta in my Stage 3 Hearings, particularly with regards to Credit Hire. Clearly a very skilled advocate which shows in the detailed attendance notes and fantastic results. Always an absolute pleasure to deal with as well!”

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Scholarships

  • BPTC Scholarship: Received Middle Temple’s Luboshez Award

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • 2011-2012 - BPP: BPTC - Very Competent
  • 2008-2011 - University of Leeds: LLB Law - High 2.1

Professional bodies

  • Personal Injury Bar Association

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