Hugh Hitchcock

Acuity Law

Swansea-based Hugh Hitchcock is a senior partner at Acuity Law, where he leads the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution team. In the past year he’s been called upon by companies from the UK and beyond to act on many high-value commercial claims, frequently going against City heavyweights without breaking a sweat. A particular highlight from 2023 was representing a global fintech company in several claims, including a £200m claim against a well-known US investment research firm.

Under Hitchcock’s leadership, Acuity Law’s once-humble dispute resolution team has grown substantially, both in workload and in size. What started as a team of seven lawyers now stands at a headcount of close to 30, with substantial growth in 2023. He remains ambitious and expects to double that number by the end of 2025. A large part of their success story is Hitchcock’s focus on generating interest from litigation funders, offering them London quality with a better return on investment.

Hitchcock humorously likens litigation to dancing with a gorilla. It’s easy to take a wrong step when dealing with an intimidating and unpredictable beast in close quarters. One needs resilience and plenty of experience to elegantly navigate the dance floor. It’s safe to say that Hitchcock knows how to tango.