Mark has 30 years’ experience in defending and prosecuting criminal cases, being called to the Bar in 1989. His expertise spans murder, fraud, serious sexual offences, drug-related crime and serious offences of violence – conducting many cases as a Leading Junior. In this time, Mark achieved the status of Grade 4 Prosecutor.

Mark has begun to specialise in football violence cases and complex fraud cases, travelling across the country to undertake such cases.


Mark has vast experience of criminal sexual offence cases, which assists in the cross-examination of child witnesses and experts and as such, he is regularly instructed in cases involving serious sexual abuse and neglect.

He is an authorised Counsel to question Vulnerable and child witnesses, having completed the required courses. He has undertaken numerous cases involving such witnesses and those involving intermediaries.

Mark is regarded as a natural Jury advocate, being both approachable and understanding.



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Recent cases

R v M
Defence Counsel on a two month violent sexual offence case at Wolverhampton Crown Court.


R v T and Others
Defending a substantial drug supply case for three months at Wolverhampton Crown Court.


R v B and Others
Acted as Defence Counsel in a substantial VAT fraud at Liverpool Crown Court.


R v Shaw (S)
Acted as Defence Counsel in a drugs conspiracy at Stafford Crown Court.


R v S and Others
Acted as Defence Counsel in a historic sexual abuse case at Derby Crown Court. Offences alleged to have been committed in care homes during the 1980’s.

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