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Mark Hague

Partner

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.

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What people say about Mark

"These guys take action, Mark Hague in particular.  They have a plan and they execute quickly. They gave us very sound advice on a difficult matter involving multiple investors and directors who would not listen to solid business advice.  Farleys made great of a bad situation. In comparison to other firms, Farleys is a take action and stand shoulder to shoulder firm."

-Legal 500 Guide 2021

2020-10-15T10:51:38+01:00

-Legal 500 Guide 2021

"These guys take action, Mark Hague in particular.  They have a plan and they execute quickly. They gave us very sound advice on a difficult matter involving multiple investors and directors who would not listen to solid business advice.  Farleys made great of a bad situation. In comparison to other firms, Farleys is a take action and stand shoulder to shoulder firm."
"Mark Hague and Ella Holden are excellent in what they do. They are always there to give help and advice at all times. They always get great results and assist in so many ways."

- Legal 500 Guide 2023

2023-10-23T12:11:41+01:00

- Legal 500 Guide 2023

"Mark Hague and Ella Holden are excellent in what they do. They are always there to give help and advice at all times. They always get great results and assist in so many ways."
"Mark Hague is exceptionally commercial and very good at client management. He has an unfailing energy to pursue or defend a case for his very good client base and is well-supported by his team to service the work he is generating."

- Legal 500 Guide 2023

2023-10-23T12:12:25+01:00

- Legal 500 Guide 2023

"Mark Hague is exceptionally commercial and very good at client management. He has an unfailing energy to pursue or defend a case for his very good client base and is well-supported by his team to service the work he is generating."
"A strong team led by Mark Hague. It’s good value and my go-to firm. A technically excellent and a formidable team even in the most difficult of cases."

Legal 500 Guide 2023

2023-10-23T12:13:16+01:00

Legal 500 Guide 2023

"A strong team led by Mark Hague. It’s good value and my go-to firm. A technically excellent and a formidable team even in the most difficult of cases."
"Mark Hague stands out as a well-known partner across the UK and in London despite his regional location – he is really punching above the regional weight and is a good choice for serious disputes."

- Legal 500 Guide 2023

2023-10-23T12:14:09+01:00

- Legal 500 Guide 2023

"Mark Hague stands out as a well-known partner across the UK and in London despite his regional location – he is really punching above the regional weight and is a good choice for serious disputes."
"The Farleys insolvency team continue to grow in both size and reputation. They have experience in the most complex of scenarios. Mark Hague is particularly successful at pursuing director misconduct."

- Legal 500 Guide 2023

2023-10-23T12:15:12+01:00

- Legal 500 Guide 2023

"The Farleys insolvency team continue to grow in both size and reputation. They have experience in the most complex of scenarios. Mark Hague is particularly successful at pursuing director misconduct."
"Mark Hague is extremely motivated and efficient solicitor. He is invested in client’s needs and claims and is driven to recover monies for the benefit of insolvent estates."

- Legal 500 Guide 2023

2023-10-23T12:15:54+01:00

- Legal 500 Guide 2023

"Mark Hague is extremely motivated and efficient solicitor. He is invested in client’s needs and claims and is driven to recover monies for the benefit of insolvent estates."
"Mark Hague and Olivia Cooper – excellent response time and communication."

- Legal 500 2023

2022-10-13T16:38:58+01:00

- Legal 500 2023

"Mark Hague and Olivia Cooper – excellent response time and communication."
"Mark Hague is user-friendly, responsive and flexible."

- Legal 500 2023

2022-10-13T16:44:59+01:00

- Legal 500 2023

"Mark Hague is user-friendly, responsive and flexible."
"Mark Hague is a proactive, smart and commercial insolvency solicitor who achieves the desired result. He’ll cut to the chase with the aim of bringing the matter to a conclusion sooner rather than later."

- Legal 500 2023

2022-10-13T16:48:55+01:00

- Legal 500 2023

"Mark Hague is a proactive, smart and commercial insolvency solicitor who achieves the desired result. He’ll cut to the chase with the aim of bringing the matter to a conclusion sooner rather than later."
“Thanks so much for this Mark, you know how anxious I was about all this but I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I feel now. Really appreciate all your hard work and support.”

– Commercial Litigation Client

2022-10-14T09:30:59+01:00

– Commercial Litigation Client

“Thanks so much for this Mark, you know how anxious I was about all this but I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I feel now. Really appreciate all your hard work and support.”
“Many thanks for your wisdom and guidance in this matter I am very pleased with the outcome and completely put it down to your extraordinary skill in this area. I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone, indeed I have already promoted you to other business colleagues.” 

– Insolvency Client

2022-10-14T09:31:51+01:00

– Insolvency Client

“Many thanks for your wisdom and guidance in this matter I am very pleased with the outcome and completely put it down to your extraordinary skill in this area. I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone, indeed I have already promoted you to other business colleagues.” 
"Thanks so much for this Mark [Hague], you know how anxious I was about all this but I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I feel now. Really appreciate all your hard work and support."

-Commercial Litigation Client

2021-02-16T11:00:53+00:00

-Commercial Litigation Client

"Thanks so much for this Mark [Hague], you know how anxious I was about all this but I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I feel now. Really appreciate all your hard work and support."

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