DSCN1937Hugh was born and spent his formative years in England before emigrating with his family to Oakville. Upon leaving High School Hugh spent the next five years in art college; first studying Graphic Design in Canada and then Product Design in England. After finishing he worked the next ten years in the Commercial Interior Design field in Toronto. Starting in 1999, Hugh began working in the Toronto Auction business and over the next 15 years worked for two of Canada’s biggest auction houses. Over those years, Hugh served as a Decorative Arts specialist, Silver Department Head and Furniture Department Head. Hugh is also owner and principal of H.A. Lawson Estate and Appraisal Services. Hugh’s extensive experience now lends itself perfectly to the Estate & Appraisal Services side of Whitehalls, and is a Generalist Estate Appraiser.