Brian Hughes, MBE, now a Consultant Solicitor with Rainer Hughes set up his original Hughes & Co practice in Billericay. After selling it in 1988 and working several years for the Law Society as one of its Intervening Agents in the failed practices of dishonest or bankrupt Solicitors he set up once again, as Hughes & Co. in Shenfield in 1996.
His activities as Intervening Agent brought him to the attention of other legal practices throughout the South East and he represented all Solicitors in the Essex Constituency on the Council of the Law Society at Chancery Lane for ten years.
Brian already had extensive knowledge of the Shenfield area through his other financial interests and connections and his new practice developed rapidly to embrace Residential and Commercial Conveyancing, Wills, Trusts and Probate work and Divorce Mediation. Brian was already a member of the Institute of Arbitrators when he qualified as a Family Mediator in 1996.
In 2007 Hughes & Co was acquired by Sanjay Panesar to complement his already substantial Litigation practice based, at the time, in Epping. The two practices were ultimately integrated by the move of the Litigation practice to Shenfield under the name of “Rainer Hughes”.
As a result of the integration Rainer Hughes now has two offices in Shenfield. The original Hughes & Co office at 186 Hutton Road which houses the Residential Conveyancing, and Wills, Trusts and Probate departments, while the capacious new Offices at 182 Hutton Road are occupied by the Litigation, Commercial, Matrimonial and Administrative/Media Relations departments.
Reputation is important to Rainer Hughes and is impressive in the sphere of Litigation with successful outcomes to cases in the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. Although the Litigation department deals with cases, both civil and criminal, across the length and breadth of the country, the practice has also involved itself completely in the life of Shenfield, sponsoring and taking part in charitable and community events of all kinds and offering an unequalled personal and “all round” service to its many Clients in the area.