Mark is an experienced litigator and restructuring solicitor, acting in these fields for over 30 years. He held an insolvency practitioner’s licence for over 20 years. Mark’s clients include banks, corporates and accountant insolvency practitioners. He acts in advisory, contentious, restructuring and non-contentious situations.

Mark frequently advises purchasers of assets from insolvent estates, often with technology-based assets. He has acted on numerous sales of assets for and by insolvency practitioners, in both trading and accelerated asset realisation situations. He helps consider the commercial effectiveness of possible solutions and prepares appropriate contracts, resolutions, charges and releases.

Mark specialises in domestic turnaround and cross-border recovery matters such as civil enforcement, fraud, misfeasance and asset tracing claims. He has assisted with major Serious Fraud Office and offshore fraud matters and has successfully represented parties subject to tax investigations and prosecutions.

Mark was appointed to the Pre-Pack Pool (an independent body evaluating pre-pack sales) as an evaluator in April 2021.

  • I instructed Mark on a complex matter, involving regulatory, contentious and transactional issues – and included the sale of the husk of a WW2 fighter aircraft. I was impressed by his commercial approach, his clear and decisive method and ability to work constructively with all parties and get the job done.

    Adam Stephens
    Leading Financial Services Firm

  • I worked with Mark on a contentious corporate restructure, which involved complex joint venture arrangements, hedging finance and significant breakage obligations. The opposing parties were often intransigent and seemingly unmovable. Mark was impressive in his direction of and contribution to meetings, drafting, correspondence and negotiations. The matter was ongoing over a prolonged period and when the specialisms of the various team members were dissipating, Mark kept a firm grasp of the detail, progress and cost. He choreographed matters in a calm and effective manner when feelings were running high and negotiations disjointed. I do not hesitate to highly recommend him.

    Group Director
    £500m+ national infrastructure company