Hugo de Rijke BA (Joint Hons), MA, FHEA

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member

General Information

Hugo specialises in personal injury, road traffic, consumer and contract disputes, employment and education law.

In addition to his litigation practice, he is an Associate Professor of Law at Plymouth University, where he teaches contract law and dispute resolution skills. He has experience in relation to student complaints and appeals, as well as employment matters.

Hugo is very approachable and is a highly skilled and confident advocate, with the ability to get the best results for his clients through meticulous preparation, drive and determination. Since joining Clerksroom, he has received excellent feedback, both from clients and those instructing him.

Areas of law

Hugo is happy to provide advice, support and representation in:

Personal Injury

Road Traffic

Contract and Consumer




At a time where I felt that I had exhausted all my options, that no one was listening and even began to doubt myself about what I was pleading, Hugo took the time to listen and help me. I cannot thank Hugo enough for the sheer amount of effort, compassion, determination and support he has shown me over the last year. His approach to things is systematic and efficient while ensuring that we were working together and not him simply dictating what he felt was best. He took the time to listen to what I wanted, and we devised a plan accordingly. His advice throughout proceedings has been incredible and never failed to respond to my numerous emails reaching out- he always found the time. I cannot put into words how grateful I am for the incredible service I have received and will always be thankful that he made the decision to help me. Hugo is an exceptional barrister, and I could not recommend him enough.

J Waddon Direct Access Client

Hugo gave good advice throughout. Eventually in court his predictions regarding the defence became true. This gave me confidence in being able to respond to cross examination in a measured way. The outcome was a good one. If I was ever called to court in the future, I would feel more than comfortable with Hugo as my representing barrister.

Lay client Stevensons

Hugo de Rijke

phone01823 247 247

[email protected]

Qualified in 1990