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Brian qualified as a Solicitor in 1965.

Brian is Head of our Conveyancing Department which provides a full range of commercial and residential services to clients, including house sales and purchases (both leasehold and freehold), transfers of equity, remortgages (both residential and buy-to-let) and new build developments.

During his 50 years in practice, Brian has dealt with almost every type of legal problem - from crime to divorce and from boundary disputes to the sale of businesses.

Brian concentrates primarily on commercial matters:

the acquisition and disposal of shops, offices and industrial units;
the sale and purchase of businesses of all types; and
employment matters, including Settlement Agreements and redundancy problems.

Brian qualified as a Family Mediator in 1995 and was, for many years, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Brian has close links with Shenfield, having also previously been the owner for many years of Shenfield Travel Bureau. Brian is very well regarded by his fellow professionals and is President of the Southend on Sea District Law Society. He has also held numerous other appointments, including

President of the Mid Essex Law Society;
Member of the Council of the Law Society for Essex (the Governing Body for all solicitors).

Outside of law, Brian has played an integral part in the local community. He has held the following appointments:

Founder President of the Billericay Striders PLC
President of his District Scout Association
President of the Royal British Legion, Billericay Branch
Chairman of the Cambridge Society of Essex
Secretary or Treasurer of other clubs and Associations


1965-1989: Hughes & Co, Billericay - Principal
1989-1995: Law Society Intervening Agent
1996-2007: Hughes & Co, Shenfield - Principal
2007-Present Day: Rainer Hughes - Head of Conveyancing

Rainer Hughes is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
Reg No 447457