Prior to coming to the Bar, Mark practised as a solicitor.
During his time as a solicitor Mark was a partner in two high street law firms. His practice as a solicitor predominantly involved Claimant personal injury work including road traffic accidents, employers' liability claims, public liability claims and industrial disease claims, ranging from relatively low value fast track cases through to high value multi track work. During this time, Mark split his time between file handling and court work.
Following Call, Mark was at the employed Bar, during which time he was employed at a large Manchester firm undertaking mostly Claimant personal injury work.
Mark was appointed a Deputy District Judge on the Northern Circuit in May 2020.
Mark's practice is predominantly personal injury and credit hire litigation, more or less evenly split between Claimant and Defendant. Mark has experience across a wide spectrum of personal injury work including low velocity impact, fraud, employers' liability, public liability and industrial disease. Mark is regularly instructed to attend fast track trials, interim applications, Stage 3 hearings, disposal hearings and costs and case management hearings. Mark is also regularly instructed to advise on paper and in conference and to settle pleadings.
Whilst the majority of instructions that Mark receives are in relation to personal injury/credit hire litigation, he also has a developing commercial law practice.
Mark will accept instructions on a conditional fee basis in appropriate cases.
Mark is married with a young daughter. Mark's interests include playing golf, running and suffering Everton FC.