Charities & Social Enterprise

Hugh Welch

Senior partner

Hugh says that his faith and his wife’s support have been the biggest influences on him during his 30 years at Muckle. While we would say that Hugh’s biggest influence has been in the Muckle Corporate Team, which he has helped to develop over the last three decades. Here, Hugh’s considerable experience as a lawyer in the private company sectors has successfully guided some of the largest transactions in the firm’s history. And when he isn’t doing that, Hugh also acts as client relationship partner for some of Muckle’s most longstanding clients.

Beyond the walls of our Gallowgate home, Hugh has a deep-rooted passion for the North East, and as the firm has grown so has his belief that it must make a real and positive contribution to the region’s community. So much so that Hugh co-ordinates Muckle’s corporate responsibility activities, has been chairman of the Community Foundation – Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, is chairman of the Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust, is a trustee of various other charitable organisations and oversees much of the award-winning pro-bono work that the firm provides for charities in the North East.

As if all that wasn’t enough to keep him occupied, Hugh also loves gardening, fast cars and running marathons. Lots of marathons. And to date you could have spotted him pounding the streets of cities such as Dubai, Rome and Dublin and, bizarrely, around the shores of Loch Ness

Hugh Welch