Mark qualified for the Bar with a Law Degree from Essex University, after working in the legal department of Northumberland County Council conducting child care and trading standards cases. He holds the highest Crown Prosecution Service Grading of 4.
Originally from Tyneside, Mark read Law at Essex University. Following Bar exams and six months with the legal department of Northumberland County Council, Mark has practiced at the criminal Bar ever since.
He has a wealth of experience defending and prosecuting serious criminal cases, in particular sexual offence cases involving multiple complainants and defendants, digital media and use of the internet. Mark specialises in cases of causation of serious brain and other injuries to babies and children. He has worked with many of the most senior British and international medical expert witnesses in this field. He also has experience of large scale drugs conspiracies and Department of Trade and Industry prosecutions.