Gerald McHugh

Partner - Head of Training
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Gerald McHugh is a Partner at Express Solicitors, having joined the firm in November 2014. Gerald’s role at Express involves improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the firm’s systems and work processes. He is also working with the firm’s fee earners to help develop their skill sets through a number of coaching sessions, as well as one-to-one mentoring.

Gerald has gained extensive experience in personal injury litigation including; public and occupier’s liability, employer’s liability, accidents on the road, and product liability. Over the span of his career he has worked on numerous high-value and complex cases with settlements in excess of £1million; often for claims involving amputation, paralysis, and head injuries.

Gerald has also spent a considerable number of years managing legal practices as well as training lawyers to become tactical litigators. He managed his own firm, McHugh Solicitors, for 15 years and prior to that was Head of Personal Injury at GLP Solicitors where he trained Express Partner’s, James Maxey and Robin Patey.

When asked what he enjoys most about working in the personal injury sector, Gerald answered: “The opportunity to meet so many different types of people and helping them to obtain the justice they deserve.”

Gerald believes that being a good listener is essential to success in the industry, he quotes: ‘I never learn anything talking. I only learn when I ask questions.’

In his spare time Gerald likes to read autobiographies, a personal favourite being Richard Branson’s…although he has also enjoyed reading about a number of high profile politicians!

To relax, Gerald likes to travel to Kefalonia in Greece with his wife and has recently visited Barcelona which has spurred him on to try and go on more city breaks.