BSc (Mech Eng) BProc. Patent Attorney, Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.
Fields of practice
Hugh is the head of the Patent Litigation Department. He specialises in patent, design, technical copyright and unlawful competition litigation. Hugh has extensive litigation experience in a broad spectrum of fields including the mechanical, mining, metallurgical, electrical, chemical and pharmaceutical fields.
Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.
Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers rates Hugh in Intellectual Property: Patents Band 1 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Hugh is listed in World IP Review Leaders 2016 and 2017 - Best IP Practitioners.
Listed in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2015 - 2018.
Legal 500 EMEA ranks Hugh as one of South Africa's Intellectual Property Law experts 2016 - 2018.
Listed in IAM's World's Leading Patent Professionals 2016 and 2017.
Listed in the Who's Who Legal Patent editions 2016 - 2018.
Listed as one of the World’s Leading Practitioners in Euromoney's Expert Guides – Patents 2017.
Best Lawyers listed Hugh as a 'Best Lawyer' in Intellectual Property Law in South Africa 2018.
Best Lawyers listed Hugh as a 'Best Lawyer' in Litigation in South Africa 2018.