Tuesday, 21 October 2008

In honour of Rob Hughes

Tributes have been paid to one of our most well-known solicitors, Rob Hughes, who died suddenly at the age of 57.

He became a Partner at Martin-Kaye in 1987 where he developed a distinguished career, specialising in commercial property. His particular expertise was in dealing with the legal aspects of speculative property development. He was a key legal adviser on many projects across the UK, and had an enviable reputation in such a complex area of law.

Rob moved to Shropshire in 1979, and became a stalwart member of his local community in Little Wenlock. But his roots were firmly in South Wales where he was born. This was clear particularly in his enthusiasm for rugby. He organised many trips to rugby matches educating his colleagues in the culture and intricacies of the game!

Our Senior Partner, Graham Davies, said: "Rob was not just a business partner but a friend, and he made a great impression on my life. We enjoyed working together and our firm will not be the same without him. I understand some of the sporting traditions started by Rob will be continued by his two sons, which will ensure memories of such a great man will go on for many years to come."

Rob is survived by his wife Moira, and two sons Gareth and Owen.