Mark has extensive experience in the High Court, acquired both as an Advocate Depute and defence counsel, in relation to allegations of commercial fraud or embezzlement involving professional, public service and employee accused.
He is instructed regularly in large Fatal Accident Inquiries and has been instructed to represent the interests of public bodies and private enterprises, as well as next of kin of deceased persons.
Mark has experience of many aspects of regulatory crime and proceedings, including prosecutions brought under Firearms legislation, prosecutions brought under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, prosecutions relating to Property Misdescription, aviation offences, prosecutions brought under Road Traffic legislation, with particular experience of cases brought under Sections 1 and 3A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and prosecutions brought under the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
He also has experience in both criminal and civil litigation under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency legislation, particularly in cases involving the non-disclosure of assets, and in pursuing the recovery of funds on behalf of liquidators in cases of Director Malfeasance through Wrongful Trading and Alienation of Assets.
Mark has been instructed regularly, and provides advice at a preliminary stage if requested, in relation to all aspects of investigations and prosecutions brought under the Proceeds of Crime Acts 1995 and 2002, and related legislation.
He has a particular interest in International Arbitration and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Scottish Arbitration Centre and the Faculty of Advocates Dispute Resolution Service.