Consistently recognised for Excellence

Legal 500 is the most authoritative guide to the UK legal profession compiled from feedbck from clients and other members of the legal profession.

In addition to its top tier ranking in Crime, Fraud and Licensing it is also recommended for Commercial Litigation, Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury, Family Law, Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate and in the new category of Contentious Trusts and Probate.

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Several of Hutton’s lawyers are singled out for special mention. Here are some of the comments made by Legal 500:

At Hutton’s name partner Stuart Hutton has a longstanding reputation in the region for handling complex criminal matters, including murder, fraud and regulatory cases. He led on four murder cases in 2012.

Tim Musgrave at Hutton’s is held in the highest regard by peers, professionals and clients. His caseload is varied, and includes high value amputations, missed cancer diagnosis, and child and adult brain injury matters.

In the category of family law:

Collaborative lawyer Gerard Griffiths heads the team at Huttons.


Hutton’s wins Family Law Firm of the Year 2016

Hutton’s was announced as the winner of the Jordans Publishing Family Law Firm of the Year 2016 in the regional Wales catagory, at the 6th annual Family Law Awards held on 23rd November 2016 at the Bloomsbury Big Top in London.

The winners were chosen by a judging panel made up of the heads of the Association of Lawyers for Children, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Family Law Bar Association and Resolution, along with Family Law editors and publishing executives.

Our Family Law team has been strengthened by the recruitment of Danielle Shreeve, a child care specialist and Nia Russell a paralegal. In addition, Alexander Hutton-Lewis, who has recently qualified  as a solicitor, will become part of the in-house advocacy team, providing services to both the Family and Criminal department.


Hutton’s becomes Hutton’s Law Limited

An established firm of Cardiff based solicitors has been acquired during its 30th year in business.

Tristan Agland, a senior solicitor at the firm, completed the management buyout from the firm’s founder Stuart Hutton and partner Clare Strowbridge, who will remain as consultants in the business.

Tristan is now Managing Director of the newly created Hutton’s Law Limited.

The practice will continue to trade as Hutton’s Solicitors from its existing offices in St Andrew’s Crescent, Cardiff and has ambitious growth plans including the opening of a new office at Llandow in Cowbridge plus an expansion of the firm’s business services section which already provides a wide range of services including commercial property, company/commercial, construction law and dispute resolution.

The deal was funded by Lloyds Bank and Finance Wales through its Wales Management Succession Fund.

Tristan Agland said:

We have built a strong reputation and brand in the South Wales market place. Having spent the last 10 years of my legal career at Hutton’s I am now looking forward to leading the firm as it faces the challenges of a “post brexit” commercial environment in Wales. Hutton’s has a team of client focused lawyers who are passionate about what they do and I have nothing but confidence in the firm’s ability to grow and expand its current market presence.

Stuart Hutton, founding Partner of Hutton’s Solicitor’s said:

Clare and I are delighted that the succession of the business is in a trusted pair of hands. We have every confidence that Tristan will continue the longstanding reputation of the firm for outstanding and cost effective client service, and we wish him every success.

Stuart Hutton and Clare Strowbridge were advised on the sale by Huw Palin of BPU Chartered Accountants and Paul Lowe of Acuity Legal. BPU have acted for Hutton’s since it was established in 1986.

Huw Palin, Managing Director of BPU said:

I am extremely pleased to have assisted Stuart and Clare in the sale of their practice and am confident that the Hutton’s brand and the quality legal advice that it stands for will continue to flourish under Tristan’s management.  BPU have advised on a number of similar deals this year which reflects the current flourishing corporate finance market in South Wales.

Paul Lowe, Partner Corporate and Commercial at Acuity Legal said:

It has been a pleasure to work on this deal particularly because the practice has been purchased by an existing staff member meaning that the firm, its culture and values can remain the same and continue to grow from strength to strength.

Hutton’s Law go above and beyond at the Cardiff Half Marathon

On Sunday 1st October a dedicated team from Hutton’s Law put months of hard training into practice to tackle the Cardiff Half marathon in aid of Reaching Justice Wales!

Raising over £500, this amazing effort will go a long way to support access to justice across Wales. A massive thank you to the Hutton’s Law team: Nia Russell, Danielle Davenport, David Garner, Alexander Hutton-Lewis, Elen Hawkley and Louise Whitelock. We are so grateful for your determination, resilience and outstanding commitment to our cause.

As a law firm, we understand the importance of all members of society having access to legal advice when they need it but appreciate that this is not yet a reality and, for too many, legal advice can be out of reach. We wanted to run the Half Marathon to raise funds for RJW because we saw it as a wonderful opportunity for us in the legal profession to demonstrate our commitment to access to justice for all and to give back to our communities.