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Joseph C Hughes was admitted as a solicitor in 1984 and established J C Hughes in 1986. He is a graduate of Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities. Joseph is a Solicitor Advocate (Criminal 2004) and obtained an Msc in Criminal Justice in 2006.
He was appointed to the Board of The Scottish Childrens' Reporter in 2010. He previously was a Board Member of The Scottish Legal Aid Board for almost 6 years. He was also Vice Chair of two major charities, Turning Point Scotland and Action for Children.
Joseph has been appointed to sit on a number of jurisdictions : Mental Health Tribunal, Additional Support Needs Tribunal, Pensions Appeals Tribunal, Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal, NHS Tribunal for Scotland, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Discipline Tribunal and Police Appeals Tribunal.
He has been appointed to sit on the Scottish Charity Appeals Panel, the Doctors and Dentists Disciplinary Appeals Panel and the Scottish Football Association Judicial Panel.
Appointed in August 2015 as the sole Legal Representative for Scotland to the Tribunal Procedure Committee by the Lord President in consultation with the Lord Chancellor's Office.
In March 2016, Joseph was appointed as Legal Chair to the Private Rented Housing Panel and the Home Owner Housing Panel.
Joseph was appointed as an Independent Member of Scottish Housing Regulator Appeals in April 2016.
An Honours graduate from Strathclyde University, John joined J C Hughes in 1988 and was made a partner in 1991.
An experienced trial lawyer, John specialises in Criminal Law and has acted in a number of high profile criminal cases throughout Scotland.
John is based at the City Centre and Rutherglen offices.
Mark is an honours graduate of the University of Glasgow.
He is a Partner in charge of our Rutherglen office having trained with J C Hughes.
Mark is a Notary Public and a Curator Ad Litem appointed by the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.
He is also a highly experienced criminal and civil court practitioner.
Mark has a special interest in prison and parole law.
Ian joined J C Hughes in 1996 and specialises in Criminal Defence and Mental Health Law.
Ian was appointed a criminal peer reviewer in 2009, and holds the office of Curator for the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.
Stephen has been based at our Tollcross office since joining the firm in 1999.
He is an Associate and senior civil lawyer.
Stephen specialises in divorce, family, reparation cases and a wide range of other civil matters.
He regularly appears before the Sheriff Court in Glasgow but covers many other jurisdictions throughout Scotland.
Nikki is a Law Graduate of the University of Strathclyde based in our Rutherglen office. Nikki represents a range of clients in both criminal and civil matters.
Nikki is a Notary Public. She is registered as a provider of legal services with the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
Prior to joining the firm in December 2015 Nikki worked with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service prosecuting summary cases daily in Paisley Sheriff and Justice of the Peace courts.
Nikki also spent over a year in Edinburgh undertaking Bail Appeals and reparing cases for the High Court of Justiciary.
Joe is an honours graduate of the University of Durham and the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. He received his law degree from the University of Glasgow and his Diploma in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Strathclyde. He joined J C Hughes from an international commercial law firm in 2016. Joe is based at our Tollcross Office and has a particular interest in criminal and family law.