Much of Hugh’s 35 years as a corporate lawyer have been spent working in the private company sector. That’s primarily involved advising on a wide range of acquisitions, disposals and constitutional and governance issues.
He is a trusted adviser to many of our long standing and key clients and has extensive experience across several market sectors. With unrivalled experience in his field, Hugh is sought out by the owners of significant private companies for M&A work and is renowned for his commercial approach.
As a former managing partner of Muckle and key figure at the firm, Hugh has played a huge part in shaping our culture and our core values, particularly our passion for supporting North East business and our approach to CSR.
Because he cares passionately about the region, Hugh has always wanted to see Muckle make a really positive contribution to the broader community. He leads and co-ordinates the extensive community and pro bono work we undertake. He is also a former chairman of the Community Foundation, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, and a past chairman of the Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust, as well as being an active trustee of several other charitable organisations.
Hugh says it is has been his Christian faith and his wife’s unwavering support that has inspired him to do so much over the past 35 years. But as if all of those commitments weren’t enough to have kept him occupied, Hugh also loves gardening and running marathons. Lots of marathons. And to date you could have spotted him pounding the streets of cities such as Dubai, Edinburgh, Rome, Dublin and Cape Town.