Gwilym Caesar Hughes

It is with great sadness and much fondness that the Partners of GHP Legal announce the death of one of their founding partners, Mr Gwilym Caesar Hughes, on Friday, October 6th 2023.GCH 4 BW

Gwilym Hughes, along with Gethin Davies and Clive Jones, were originally all partners in the Wrexham and Shotton practice of Cyril Jones & Co, but in April 1970 they broke away from that practice and established Gwilym Hughes & Partners. The firm later rebranded as GHP Legal, going from strength to strength to become one of the largest and most successful independent law firms in North Wales and the Shropshire borders.

Energetic and charismatic, with a zest for life that many a younger person could not have kept pace with, Gwilym was an inspiration to everyone who knew him, and in particular the many Articled Clerks and Trainee Solicitors who had the privilege to work with him. He has been described as a great boss, a true friend and a real gentleman.

Following his retirement from the legal profession in 2001 Gwilym maintained a keen interest in GHP Legal, visiting the offices regularly whenever his busy schedule allowed. His zest for life and wide range of interests certainly did not diminish in retirement.

Gwilym was well known in the area for his willing involvement and enthusiasm. In the 1980s he ran Caesar’s restaurant in Llangollen. In 2009 he became a Director of the New Glyn Valley Tramway and Industrial Heritage Trust and was latterly Vice President. His other interests included Wrexham Rotary Club, golf, music – particularly jazz, photography and videography. Over the years he compiled a unique collection of key historical Llangollen footage, including the first Llangollen International Eisteddfod in 1947 and celebrations of the end of the Second World War.

Loved by so many, Gwilym will be missed by many too. Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are sent to Pat, Ben, Christian and all the family.