Mark is an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey (qualified 2014) and English Solicitor (non-practising) (qualified 2012) specialising in private client and commercial litigation. He strives to achieve the best results for his clients and his approach is to provide clear, sensible and commercially astute advice. He has worked in Jersey for over ten years and in that time has gained a reputation as a robust and effective litigator.
Mark has previously acted as lead counsel on a number of noteworthy cases, including one of the leading local authorities on insolvent trusts (In the matter of the Representation of the Z Trusts  JRC031); in commercial cases (including acting for Hard Rock Limited ( JRC129)); as an amicus appointed by the Royal Court (see AG v O’Connell JRC117 & Dos Santos v AG JRC163); in cases of financial crime (AG v Fleming JRC132 & Arthur v AG and Others JRC132); and, before the employment tribunal (Gautier v Gama Aviation  TRE 107).
Mark has also developed a specialism acting for individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries, successfully settling a number of these cases for significant sums (see for example JRC169A).
In addition, Mark has gained an enviable reputation for defending clients in the criminal courts. He has had considerable success in recent years gaining a number of acquittals representing clients facing serious criminal charges. He is currently instructed on behalf of a defendant charged with murder and another facing allegations of having committed serious sexual offences.
Mark read at history at the University of Warwick before undertaking a law conversion course and the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Guildford. He moved back to Jersey and undertook his training contract locally, following which he took his local Advocacy exams.
Outside work, Mark has had a long-term interest in marine conservation, in particular shark conservation, which has led to him travelling the world on various research expeditions. He is also appointed as a commissioner of the Jersey Referendum Commission and an adjunct professor for civil litigation on the Jersey Law Course.