Hugh-Guy Lorriman

Year of Call: 2014
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Telephone: 01962 868 884

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Since beginning the practising period of pupillage Hugh-Guy has been appearing in the magistrates’ court on Criminal cases on a weekly basis. He both prosecutes and defends.

Notable cases include:

Not guilty verdict after trial in an assault by beating case with sexual offence and domestic violence elements. The aggrieved alleged that ‘love bites’ were non-consensual. The trial judge, although stating he had ‘suspicions’ could not be sure, after text messages showing a ‘first account,’ which undermined the non-consensual allegation, were put to the aggrieved in cross-examination.

Not guilty verdict after trial on two trading standards charges. Hugh-Guy submitted a detailed skeleton argument refuting the legal basis for the charges.


Guilty verdict after trial for drink driving after submitting that the Defendant had failed to discharge the burden of proof for the hip flask defence. Hugh-Guy’s cross examination assisted the court (DJ) to find that the number of full and empty cans of lager in the Defendant’s car did not accord with his story of quickly drinking two when on a private road.

Guilty verdict after trial of ABH. Hugh-Guy’s cross examination of the Defendant and subsequent submissions as to the legal elements of self-defence assisted the court to find that the Defendant’s actions were neither necessary nor proportionate.

Clients said:

[Following Hugh-Guys first criminal trial] Mr ‘A’ was very pleased with Hugh-Guy Lorriman and would like him to do the appeal. He is now on our approved list of counsel.’

‘Many thanks for stepping in and for the good result.’

‘Great result. Client delighted.’

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Academic qualifications

  • Sorbonne Paris IV
  • St. Andrews university (MA Honours, Classics)
  • City University, London (Graduate Diploma in Law)
  • Cambridge University (PhD student)


  • Economic and Social Research Council 2014 PhD research grant
  • Nominated for top Officer Cadet of the U.K. Armed Services University Officer Training Corps

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Bar Practitioner Training Course (City University) 2014
  • Civil Mediator (ADR group) 2014