Mark has worked with those who have suffered injuries, often significant and life-changing, for over 25 years.
Mark was Head of Claimant Personal Injury until 2017 when he became Managing Partner. During his term of office, he devised and implemented the firm’s strategic plan – Aiming for Growth – which led to the firm securing several awards at the Northern Law Awards 2019, including Firm of the Year.
At the time he stepped down from the role of Head of Personal Injury, Mark was ranked as a leading individual in the field of personal injury in Legal 500, was accredited as a Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and was a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel.
Mark stepped down as Managing Partner in 2020 and, having been instrumental in the establishment of the Neurotrauma Team, joined the Team and once again became Head of Personal Injury.
Mark takes pride in working with those who have sustained serious injuries and is committed to placing clients at the heart of everything he does. He strives to secure funding at the earliest possible stage so that rehabilitation needs can be fully and properly met which in turn ensures that suitable provision is made to meet these needs for as long as required.
The Team works alongside many organisations which support those who are coming to terms with serious, life-changing injuries – such as Headway, the Spinal Injuries Association, the Child Brain Injury Trust and Day One– and Mark plays a full and active role in developing relationships with such organisations.
In 2010 Mark was awarded a Distinction when completing a Masters Degree in Environmental Law. This led him to develop a Regulatory practice, advising a range of organisations and individuals on compliance with their legal obligations across a wide range of sectors. He has particular expertise in the fields of health and safety law, environmental law and health and social care Regulations and regularly provides advice and representation in Courts and Tribunals when enforcement action is taken by regulators.
Mark is an experienced trainer, both within the firm and externally, particularly in relation to workplace health and safety law and health and social care legislation.
Outside of work, Mark does his best thinking whilst walking, enjoys reading and endured (pre-Covid) football at St James’ Park.
According to Legal 500, Mark “puts clients completely at ease”
Key Practice Areas
- Head, Spinal Cord and other Serious Injuries