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Mark Hacking

Civil and Commercial Mediator


+44 (0) 20 3600 5050

Practice Overview

Mark has been mediating since 2001.  Mark draws on over 25 years’ experience as a dispute resolution lawyer.  He combines well-honed, intuitive negotiation and communication skills with sound commercial acumen.  Clients comment on his ability to identify commercially viable “windows of opportunity” from seemingly intractable legal positions.  Mark has a practical, pragmatic and commercial approach to mediation.  An effective and able communicator, he is also alive to the emotional and personal issues which frequently block negotiations of commercial disputes.  As well as mediating commercial and business disputes, Mark has also helped families and neighbours solve difficult and tense arguments involving property and inheritance claims.  He is a passionate believer in the effectiveness of mediation.


Professional Background

Mark qualified as a solicitor in 1992.  He is a partner in the Dispute Resolution team at a leading UK law firm and is based in Nottingham, where he leads the Property Litigation team.  Mark acts for household-name clients, with a particular emphasis on high-level commercial landlord and tenant disputes and management problems.


Mark also specialises professional negligence claims, particularly those relating to property, and has substantial experience of dealing with contract disputes, employment, shareholder, partnership and probate disputes. 



  • “He worked effectively in bridging a difference that had existed between the parties for over 10 years.  He is a mediator I would use again without doubt.”

  • “Clear, concise, a lateral thinker.  A first class mediator”.

  • “On property matters, he is definitely a mediator I would have on our short list.”

  • “Our clients liked his friendly down to earth approach, and the ease with which he led them through the process to find common ground with a very difficult opponent.”

  • “Calm, authoritative and sensible”


Other Experience

  • Mark’s Property Litigation team is ranked at Tier 1 in Legal 500.

  • Mark is a member of the Property Litigation Association.


Personal Interests

Away from the office, Mark is a keen classical musician, playing the cello to a professional standard. He is also hopelessly addicted to fountain pens.

Areas of Specialism

  • Contract
  • Employment
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Partnership
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Shareholder Dispute
  • Wills and Probate

Get in Touch

ADR Group
The Dounsells, Mores Lane, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5RZ

General Office Enquiries
020 3600 5050

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday - 9.00am to 5.30pm
Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Out of Office Contact
Mark Belford +44 7703 308 923

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