Mark is both a civil and criminal litigation specialist who conducts the majority of his work in the area of Financial Services, often against the State, in particular HMRC, the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority. Many of his cases conclude in the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights and involve real points of principle.
Mark has been involved in many notable and interesting cases since the establishment of the SFO and he is often called upon by the media to offer comment on matters of national interest. He travels abroad regularly to meet with clients who are unable to travel to the UK.
- Criminal defence of white collar fraud
- Civil prosecution and defence of white collar fraud
- Corporate conflicts
- Contentious employment matters(defence and prosecution)
- Advising employers on detecting and dealing with frauds
- Fraud prevention techniques
- Tax investigations and enquiries
- Extradition law
- Challenging police search warrants
- Acted in early fraud trials such as Blue Arrow
- Acted in long-running dispute between Octav Botnar, Nissan UK and the Inland Revenue
- Acted for Dame Shirley Porter,leader of Westminster City Council
- Commenced a rare private prosecution following a death on Everest
- Acted to resist the controversial and unpopular extradition of the NatWest Three
- Challenged high-profile police search warrants (e.g. Harry Redknapp)
- Acted for a Member of the House of Lords in the expenses row in Parliament
- Acted in an appeal to the Privy Council from the Court of Appeal in Bermuda
- Acted in litigation concerning BTA Bank
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Mark qualified as a solicitor in 1982. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2009, he worked at the following firms:
- Jeffrey Green Russell