Portrait of Yasmin Hughes-Pugh

Yasmin Hughes-Pugh

Barrister

Year of Call 2018

Professional Practice

Yasmin joined chambers in October 2020 having completed her pupillage under the supervision of Max Lewis, Petra Teacher and Simon Calhaem.

During pupillage, Yasmin gained experience of a wide range of family law cases, including public and private children law proceedings, complex financial remedy matters, claims under Schedule 1, TLATA 1996 proceedings, Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims and applications under the Family Law Act 1996.

Yasmin is instructed on cases across all areas of family law, with a particular focus on financial remedy proceedings and private children law matters.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Yasmin worked in the family department at Withers LLP. During this time, Yasmin worked on a number of high value financial disputes, including the reported case of Christoforou v Christoforou (Alleged Removal of Trees from the Applicant’s land: “the tree issue”) [2020] EWHC 43(Fam). Prior to this, Yasmin worked at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP, where she assisted on a number of high-profile commercial litigation and arbitration disputes.

  • Publications and Lecturing

    • During pupillage, Yasmin prepared research notes for other members of chambers on a range of topics, including second appeals, setting aside Decree Absolute, the appeal process in Guernsey, the use of covert recordings in Children Act 1989 proceedings, and the scope and application of legal professional privilege. She also contributed to the Family Law Week publication. 

       

      Yasmin is happy to speak at seminars/lectures. 

  • Personal Information

    Yasmin graduated from the University of Warwick with an LLB (Hons) degree. During her time at Warwick, Yasmin was the President of Warwick Bar Society (2014 – 2015) and won the Irwin Mitchell National Mooting Competition (2013). 

     

    Yasmin subsequently completed the Bar Professional Training Course at City University. Alongside her studies, Yasmin volunteered for legal charities, including the National Centre for Domestic Violence and the Blackfriars Legal Advice Clinic. 

     

    In 2016, she was awarded an Exhibition Scholarship, the Solk Scholarship and the Duke of Edinburgh Award by Inner Temple. 

     

    Yasmin is Welsh and is an avid supporter of the Welsh Rugby Union Team. In her spare time, Yasmin enjoys attending the theatre and travelling.