David Hughes has been a member of Chambers since 2007, having previously practised at the Gibraltar Bar between 1997-1999 and 2000-2007.
David practices in Civil, Public and Employment Law. In his civil practice, he acts for claimants in actions against the Police, and for both claimants and defendants in commercial disputes and professional negligence and personal injury claims. He has a strong interest in information and intellectual property law. He is a member of the Welsh Assembly’s panel of counsel for intellectual property matters, and advises on issues relating to privacy and data protection as well as more conventional intellectual property matters. David acts in defamation cases, building on the experience he gained in this field in Gibraltar, and authored the joint response of Public Law Wales and the Wales Commercial Law Association to the Government’s consultation on the draft Defamation Bill.
In Public Law, David’s practice involves advising public bodies and potential claimants and appearing on behalf of both claimants and defendants in judicial review actions. Again, this builds on his experience in Gibraltar, where he was involved in some the most important Constitutional cases.
David’s employment law practice involves appearing for both Claimants and Respondents in the Employment Tribunal. He also acts in employment-related cases in the ordinary civil courts, for example in confidential-information or restraint of trade cases.
David has also written various published articles both in Gibraltar and in Wales.
"David Hughes recently acted on the highly publicised Merton Green, Caerwent Village Green case". (Legal 500, 2012)
“An expert on Constitutional and Administrative Law” Legal 500 2010