Angharad Hughes


Angharad Hughes

Partner Manchester Clinical Negligence

Angharad has developed great expertise in a wide range of clinical negligence claims and now focuses on cases involving serious injuries to patients, including brain damage and spinal injuries.

In 2018 she obtained a compensation settlement totalling £22 million for a child who suffered brain damage after their birth was mismanaged to cover the cost of his lifelong care. In the same year she secured £1.75 million for a man left with permanent disabilities due to negligent treatment of cauda equina syndrome.

Angharad also has specialist experience in kernicterus cases and in 2015 obtained £8.8 million for a young boy with this form of severe brain damage due to mistakes made in the treatment of newborn jaundice.

The 2020 edition of legal industry guide the Legal 500 ranks Angharad as a leading individual and describes her as “determined, efficient and tactically astute.” Angharad is also named as a Leading Individual in Chambers and Partners 2020, which recognises her as an expert in birth, cerebral palsy and cauda equina syndrome cases. It quotes interviewees who describe her as a “canny and effective operator” and “very industrious” with “very good attention to detail”.

Angharad qualified as a solicitor into the medical negligence department in 2008 before progressing to the position of partner in 2015. In 2013 she was appointed to the Law Society's Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme in recognition of her extensive experience.

Before joining JMW Angharad previously worked in historic child abuse cases, completing a training contract at Abney Garsden McDonald Solicitors She completed a Law and French Degree at Swansea University before teaching English in Japan for two years. She then completed a Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Birmingham.

In her spare time Angharad enjoys walking her dogs near her home in Derbyshire and travelling. She is also involved in her partner’s microbrewery business.


  • Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme The Law Society
  • Recommended Lawyer The Legal 500

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Enormously sympathetic to her clients and has excellent attention to detail.

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