Hugh Pearce

Partner
Commercial Property Team

Hugh joined the firm in 2000, having worked at Stephenson Harwood and Eversheds in addition to gaining in-house experience at British Gas Properties and the Somerfield Stores Group.

Hugh advises on a broad range of property matters including construction contracting and planning though, by his own admission, he has a special interest in the more complex development joint venture and project related work.

Hugh works most closely with Stone King’s charity and education clients and is a senior member of both the firm’s Charity & Social Enterprise Property and Education Property Teams. He also leads the firm’s Faith Organisations Team.

Hugh is a member of the Charity Law Association and a member of the Charity Property Association. He is on the executive committee of the Conference of Solicitors for Catholic Charities and a member of the Ecclesiastical Law Society.

 

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    Recent testimonials

    Hugh Pearce is ‘Pragmatic, erudite and responsive’

    Legal 500 -2017

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    Recent testimonials

    Sources are impressed by senior partner Hugh Pearce's "knowledge and experience." His extensive knowledge of the charity and education sectors is attested to by one client's remark: "You always get the sense that no matter how complex it is, he has done something like this before."

    Chambers - 2016

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    Recent testimonials

    Hugh Pearce ‘draws upon deep subject matter expertise in the religious, heritage and charity sectors'

    Legal 500 - 2014

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    Recent testimonials

    Hugh Pearce is "very efficient and prompt in responding to everything we've put before him"

    Chambers - 2013

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    Recent testimonials

    Hugh Pearce is "very proactive, and understands commercial property issues and the ethos of his clients very well, which is particularly important for this type of work." He leads the firm's charity and education sector work, and was involved in its recent instructions relating to new Academy Trusts.

    Chambers - 2013

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    Recent testimonials

    "he is client-focused and a clear communicator, and he has very strong expertise in property and charity law."

    Client Feeback, Chambers - 2019

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