A commercial dispute resolution lawyer and insolvency specialist.
Mark advises on a broad range of disputes, including professional negligence, breach of contract claims, shareholder and director disputes, default loan matters, claims of financial wrongdoing and the fraudulent use of trusts and other devices to shield wealth. He also advises on corporate and personal insolvency issues, including the instigation and defence of insolvency proceedings, the prosecution and defence of director disqualification claims and the investigation, prosecution and defence of deprivation of assets allegations against corporate owners.
Mark acts for high-net-worth individuals, owner-managers, corporations, accountants, insolvency practitioners and bridging finance houses. He works across a range of sectors, including leisure, professional services and finance.
Recent examples of how Mark has helped clients include:
- recovering substantial damages for the lender of a hotel and apartment block in a claim for professional negligence where it was alleged damages should be capped at £2 million;
- setting aside a financial settlement agreed between a banking client and a customer, which the bank had been induced to enter on the basis of inaccurate and dishonestly provided information;
- successfully overturning a family trust settlement which had been fraudulently created to deprive our client of their rightful inheritance; and
- securing the withdrawal of a bankruptcy petition maliciously issued against a client by their bank.