Huw studied Law at the University of Birmingham, where he obtained his LLB in 1982. He qualified in 1984 as a Solicitor, England and Wales (now non-practising) at Lovell White Durrant in London, (now Hogan Lovells). Huw joined Appleby in 1993, was elected partner in 1997 before becoming managing partner in 2003 and managing partner of the firm's British Virgin Islands office between 2004 and 2007. Huw served on various Cayman Islands community committees. He is currently the chairman of the Labour Appeals Tribunal, and is on the Board of Directors of Trustees of the Cayman Islands National Recovery Fund. In 2005, Huw was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to the financial industry and the local community. In 2011, PLC Which Lawyer? ranked Huw as highly recommended in restructuring and insolvency.