Mark Ruffell - Courts Martial

Mark Ruffell - Courts Martial profile

He has defended in the United Kingdom and abroad in Courts Martial.  In Prison law he has been instructed in Parole Board hearings and matters concerning prison discipline. He has attended inquests as the representative of a deceased’s family.

  • Fraud: R. v. Soldier F & Others: 2008: Defence: A complicated fraud involving sensitive evidence that led to a successful media challenge to reveal details of the potential evidence preventing the prosecution from continuing - Bulford.



Year of call: 1992
  • Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Winchester
  • Legal Adviser to the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Legal Adviser to Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Legal Adviser to the General Chiropractic Council (GCC)
  • Disciplinary Panel member of the Taxation Disciplinary Board (TDB)
Areas of specialism:
  • Courts Martial
  • Criminal
  • Ecclesiastical / Religion
  • Inquests and Inquiries
  • Public Access and Direct Access
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • Transport Law
Additional languages:
  • French
  • Bachelor of Divinity (B.D. Hons. Lond., A.K.C.)
  • Diploma in Law (University of Westminster) 1991
  • Called to the Bar 1992 (Middle Temple)
Professional associations:
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Ecclesiastical Law Society
  • Ecclesiastical Judges’ Association
  • Western Circuit
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Association of Road Transport Lawyers
Outside Interests:
  • Mark is a former FA level 1 football coach and team manager, as well as being a Churchwarden and Borough Councillor.
  • Former member of a Licensing Authority’s Licensing Committee.
  • Member of Local authority crime and disorder panel from 2002-5.
  • Advisor to the Shadow Parliamentary Front Bench on Home Affairs from 1999-2001 (Mode of Trial Bill and Private Security Industry Bill).
  • Member of Local authority internal employment tribunal chairman from 1993-4.
Notable Cases:
  • Crime: 2014: R. v. Martin & Brimecome (Prosecution): Court of Appeal upholds convictions following decision by Crown (MR) to indict with 'being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug.' The judgement was given by The Lord Chief Justice, The Right Hon
  • Mark is a regular contributor to the Chambers regulatory bulletin and crime bulletin.