Hugh spent 8 years at Herbert Smith, 2 years as a trainee solicitor before qualifying into the corporate department, working on a number of privatisations, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. In 1994 he joined J. Rothschild Assurance as General Counsel and was appointed St. James’s Place Group Legal Director and Company Secretary in 1997 when J.Rothschild Assurance merged with St. James’s Place Capital plc. Hugh left his role in 2015 to pursue portfolio interests.