Mark is a litigator equally at home dealing with interlocutory matters, conducting trials and arguing in appellate courts, whether in the UK or abroad. He is comfortable and familiar with handling substantial cases, particularly where the facts and documents are complex and heavy. He is an experienced and well regarded cross-examiner and notably effective where the honesty or integrity of the witness is in issue.
Mark regards himself as a specialist advocate and in particular a trial lawyer. He has appeared in over 80 reported cases, covering a wide range of legal topics. He is happy to appear in any tribunal, anywhere in the world: in recent years he has represented clients in the House of Lords, the Court of Appeal, all divisions of the High Court, the Crown Court, the Upper Tribunal, the First Tier Tribunal, the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal, the Copyright Tribunal, and having been called to the East Caribbean Bar in 2005, at first instance and in the Court of Appeal in Grand Cayman, and at first instance in the BVI.
Prior to taking Silk he had been on the Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (Chancery) and then on the Attorney-General’s A Panel. He has been a DTI Inspector, conducting insider-dealing inquiries and was involved in the BSE Inquiry. He is an accredited mediator.
Since taking Silk Mark has diversified his practice so as to embrace a wide range of private, regulatory and government work. Though he welcomes unusual and “one-off” cases, his practice generally falls within the following areas of law:
- Commercial Chancery
- Company/Corporate Insolvency
- Professional Conduct
Terms of Business
The clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Mark will act in any given matter. In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, the terms under which Mark accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2020 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.