YEAR OF CALL: 1980
Mark is a highly-respected leading criminal practitioner who regularly acts in trials arising from police operations against organised crime including serious fraud, contract killing, firearms, kidnapping, major drug importation, money-laundering and theft of intellectual property.
He has particular expertise in cases involving covert surveillance, and mobile phone / cell-site evidence – but also specialises in rape and other serious sexual offences.
Over the course of a professional career spanning in excess of three and a half decades Mark has acquired a wealth of experience in defending such cases in the Crown Court – as well as at courts-martial and disciplinary tribunals.
Latterly, Mark was chosen to conduct the first-ever prosecution for Inflicting Grievous Bodily Harm by the reckless transmission of HIV – and was also involved from the outset in the first witness anonymity case referred to the House of Lords.