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Hugh Cawthorne
Board Member, Legal Counsel

Hugh has considerable experience in estate planning, dispute resolution, general business and international law. He is admitted to practice in Utah, Arizona, England and Wales.

Academic Qualifications:

Bachelor of Laws (London University) 1963
Master of Laws (London University) 1966
Juris Doctor (University of Arizona) 1984
Master of Education ( Birmingham UK) 1984

Professional Qualifications:

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales 1963
Fellow of the Royal Institute of Arbitrators 1977
Fellow of the British Institute of Management 1978
Member, Law Society of England and Wales
Attorney-at-Law, State Bar of Arizona 1986
Attorney-at-Law, State Bar of Utah, 2007
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States 1992

Professional Experience:

UK – Articles of Clerkship, Assistant Solicitor in Private Practice, Local Government Service, Principal in Private Practice
from 1958 thru 1983
AZ- Clerk, Associate and Principal in Private Practice 1984 to 2005
Estate Planning, Taxation, International Law, Litigation, Immigration
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers – AV rated
UT- Principal in Private Practice, 2007-

Academic Experience:

UK – Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, University of Central England 1965-9
Principal Lecturer, University of North Staffordshire 1971-77
Head of Department of Law, University of Central England, 1977
Head of Faculty of Business Studies and Law, 1978-1983
Research Assistant and also Articles Editor, Arizona Journal of
International Law, College of Law, University of Arizona, 1984
Adjunct Professor of International Law, University of Arizona, 1987-9
Adjunct Professor of Estate Planning, University of Utah, 2006 –

Community Service:

UK – Chairman of Parish Council and Member of Diocesan Synod
External Examiner at various other Universities in Law subjects
Chief Examiner for The Law Society Final Examinations in Wills and Trusts
AZ – Chair of the International Law Section of the State Bar – 2001
UT – Chair of the International Law Section of the State Bar – 2011
UT – Chair of the Non-Profit and Charities Section of the State Bar – 2012
Currently serving as an elected Director of the Utah Bar Foundation
UT – Vice-Chair of the Estate Planning Section of the State Bar – 2013,
which was selected as the Utah State Bar Section of the Year in 2012
Awarded Utah State Bar “Outstanding Mentor” – 2013
President, Tucson Branch of the American Committees on Foreign Relations
President, Tucson Branch of the English-Speaking Union of the United States
President, Kiwanis Club of Sun City Vistoso
Member of numerous Non-Profit Boards and Committees
Assistant Scout Master in AZ and Sea Scout Commodore in UT
Major in Civil Air Patrol – Legal Officer for the Utah Wing