He was instructed in the first War Crimes trial held in the UK and went on to complete two years as counsel representing a core participant in the Baha Mousa Public Inquiry, chaired by Sir William Gage – which was the largest inquiry into the murder and torture of civilians in Iraq while in British Military custody.
Mark Ashley - Courts Martial
Year of call: 1993
Areas of specialism:
- Business and Commercial
- Courts Martial
- Inquests and Inquiries
- Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
- Public Access and Direct Access
- Regulatory and Disciplinary
- Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
- Mark was instructed as a leading junior in the largest ever human trafficking case in the UK. He represented the main defendant in the case that had international connections to organised crime and prostitution.