Mark is an experienced barrister and mediator adept at cutting through legal and factual complexities and focusing on the parties’ real needs and motivations. He is an excellent communicator: sympathetic and measured where required but equally able to bring a robust, analytical approach to breaking through apparent barriers to settlement.
Mark joined Pump Court Chambers as a pupil in 1996 and now specialises in claims involving the Inheritance Act 1975, constructive trusts, contentious probate, proprietary estoppel, all manner of family financial claim and disputes relating to real property including boundary disputes and claims arising out of fraud, undue influence, misrepresentation, negligence and costs. He also appears before the Lands Tribunal, Court of Protection and at Coroners’ inquests.
Notable cases include: Soulsbury v Soulsbury  EWCA Civ 969; Williams v Parris  EWCA Civ 1147; Stoker v Rose (Re Krystofowicz (deceased)) (2001) WTLR 883; McMeekin v Long (2003) 29 EG 120 and Brown v Russel Young & Co. SCCO 53R/2005.
Mark is a regular speaker at seminars organised by Pump Court Chambers, by CLT and by local law societies and practice groups. He presents regular internet seminars for Lips Legal. He is a regular contributor of articles to chambers publications and to third party websites.