Mark joined Farleys in March 2019 after spending 5 years specialising in insolvency and litigation at a law firm based in central Manchester. He brings a wealth of experience to Farleys, having acted for Insolvency Practitioners, directors, creditors, private individuals, lenders and charities across all aspects (both contentious and non-contentious) of personal and corporate insolvency.
Mark has advised Insolvency Practitioners and directors on the wide range of claims that arise in an insolvency such as breach of director’s duties / misfeasance, transactions at an undervalue, preferences, transactions defrauding creditors and allegations of wrongful and fraudulent trading and he has advised companies and individuals faced with claims from HMRC including successfully defended winding-up petitions and bankruptcy petitions presented by them and other creditors.
Mark has defended numerous directors from claims brought under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 and he has frequently sought relief for directors from the sanctions imposed by Section 216 Insolvency Act 1986 in respect of the re-use of a prohibited company name.
Mark also has vast experience acting for trustees in bankruptcy and he has recovered significant sums of money and property for the benefit of numerous bankruptcy estates. As well as advising trustees in bankruptcy in respect of their claims to a bankrupt’s assets, Mark has advised the spouses of bankrupts and those facing financial difficulty in how they can protect their interest in the assets which a trustee in bankruptcy is seeking to claim.
As well as specialising in insolvency, Mark has acted on cases involving company and commercial litigation in particular focusing on debt recovery, financial disputes litigation, civil fraud and shareholder disputes.
Mark is well versed in all aspects of Alternative Dispute Resolution and has particular experience in Mediation, Arbitration and Early Neutral Evaluation and Mark was “recommended” in Legal 500 2018.