Mark qualified as a solicitor in March 1992 and was a licensed insolvency practitioner for over 20 years. He is an experienced litigator and solicitor advocate. Much of his work is in restructuring, where he works on transactional as well as litigation cases. He often advises banks, borrowers and accountant insolvency practitioners on cross border and domestic turnaround and recoveries work. Mark puts particular emphasis on bringing prompt commercial solutions in debt matters, asset sales and group restructurings. He also advises purchasers or prospective purchasers of assets from insolvent estates, particularly telecommunications companies.

Mark’s contentious work includes cross border recovery matters, including fraud, misfeasance and asset tracing claims. He has advised directors subject to investigations and prosecutions. He has worked on several of the major Serious Fraud Office and offshore fraud matters.

  • Banks
  • Borrowers
  • Accountant insolvency practitioners
  • Telecommunication companies
  • Directors and former directors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • First solicitor advocate to appear successfully against Queens Counsel at trial in the High Court (Foster Wheeler Wood Group -v- Chevron)
  • Advising on Eurotunnel
  • Advising in major international bank litigation
  • Insolvency Intelligence
  • Recovery magazine
  • Insol World
  • Inhouse Counsel

Previous law firms

  • City firms, including
  • McClure Naismith LLP, Partner
  • Reed Smith LLP, Partner
  • Clifford Chance LLP, Solicitor
  • DLA Piper, Solicitor

 

Education

  • Bristol University, LLB (hons) Law

Recent awards