Mark Hague > Farleys Solicitors LLP > Preston, England > Lawyer Profile

Farleys Solicitors LLP
Charnley House
13 Winckley Square
Preston PR1 3JJ

Work Department

Insolvency and Commercial Litigation


Associate Partner


Mark has 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.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Split across Preston and Manchester, Farleys Solicitors LLP is known for its advice on distressed asset acquisitions and personal insolvency matters. Ian Liddle and Mark Hague co-lead the team, with Hague particularly regarded for his advice to individuals on Company Directors Disqualification Act claims.

North West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Manchester

Farleys Solicitors LLP broad practice spans breaches of contract, intellectual property issues, commercial landlord and tenant matters, professional negligence claims, and shareholder disputes. Daniel Draper – who regularly represents clients from the sporting world – and insolvency expert Mark Hague are the key senior contacts.