Mark Hodges, Paralegal


At our sister company, Welbeck Solicitors LLP, Mark specialises in bankruptcy work for local authorities, debt purchasers, insurance companies and PLCs.

In 1999, he set up his own consultancy to advise local government about revenue collection. He worked with several London boroughs, and set up in-house insolvency departments at the London boroughs of Hackney and Waltham Forest.

He is a qualified Quality Assurance Auditor, and spent 17 years at Southwark Council where he was involved in collecting rates and council tax.

Outside work, Mark meets friends for dinner, drinks and occasional golf, having long since given up playing Old Boys’ football on Sundays. “I can no longer catch any player who runs past me,” he explains.

His brother is a keen musician and Mark always wanted to learn an instrument. He confesses he is an extremely poor guitarist. “I achieved a few chords and can get a tune out of it,” he says, “and that’s enough for me.”

Quirky fact

Mark enjoys ’60s-style music, especially Paul Weller and the Jam.