Maggie Hughes

Maggie Hughes

Ymgynghorydd Cyfarwyddwr | Consultant Solicitor

Maggie was born and raised in Cardigan and graduated from Cardiff University and Guildford College of Law. She trained at Leo Abse and Cohen in Cardiff and having taken a year's sabbatical travelling around Australia and New Zealand, she was admitted as a solicitor in 1982. On her return from Australia she took up an assistant solicitor position in Northampton and Bedford, specialising in family law, personal injury and litigation work.

She then joined the Crown Prosecution Service in 1987, where she remained until 2008, where she became a specialist case lawyer and was involved in a large number of high profile cases. During her time with the CPS she became a Higher Court Criminal Advocate with rights of audience in the Crown Court.

In 2008 she left the CPS to undertake some defence advocacy and she is also employed on a part time basis by Ceredigion County Council for the prosecution of their Animal Welfare cases, trading standards cases, and offences relating to Food Hygiene. Maggie is able to defend cases of that nature and has successfully defended such cases in prosecutions brought by other Local Authorities. Unfortunately as a result of her work with Ceredigion Local Authority she cannot undertake defence work in cases brought by that authority.

She has extensive advocacy experience which she is prepared to use in relation to any litigious challenge.