Mark has extensive experience and a well-established practice in common law and regulatory crime. He is routinely instructed in cases dealing with the most serious of charges and his experience in the High Court has been acquired both as a Senior Advocate Depute and defence counsel.
Mark is a highly regarded defence counsel across all areas of serious crime. He defends both lay individuals and professional persons, including teachers, lawyers, doctors and police officers, often acting on the instructions of agents appointed by professional bodies.
Mark deals with many aspects of regulatory crime and proceedings, including environmental, financial and corporate crime, and has particular experience of cases brought under sections 1, 2B and 3A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and prosecutions brought under the provisions of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
He is instructed regularly in large Fatal Accident Inquiries, representing the interests of public bodies and private enterprises, as well as next of kin of deceased persons.
He is a part-time Sheriff and was a temporary High Court judge.
Mark is qualified as a Barrister in England (Middle Temple) and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).