Mark’s practice includes attempted murder, violence, arson, serious drug matters often involving modern slavery and firearms offences.
Mark is often instructed in cases which involve complicated sources of evidence such as cellsite, forensic analyses and mobile phone material. His meticulous approach is invaluable in these cases.
Notable Crime cases
Operation Arbus [2022-2023] Cardiff Crown Court.
Cardiff Crown Court. Combined Operations Wisdom and Arbus into allegations of Kidnap and Blackmail where the victims were caused life changing injuries.
The evidence involves a combination of phone material, cellsite data, ANPR, CCTV and association evidence. The allegations involve offences occurring both in England and Wales. The ongoing trial involves 12 defendants. Trial one took almost four months before the jury were discharged and the Crown had yet to close it’s case. Through careful argument, the Crown was not allowed to adduce evidence which would have changed the focus of the case to the Defendants’ detriment. Led by Barry Kogan.
R v AW & Ors  Inner London Crown Court.
Mark represented the third Defendant, “W”, in a trial involving an unusual allegation of kidnapping which began through Instagram. The case had been investigated by two Police forces and led to complex and difficult issues of disclosure and abuse of process. After a trial which lasted for two weeks, W was acquitted of Kidnapping. Junior Alone.
Operation Nines  Wood Green Crown Court.
The Defendant, a well-known Grime artist, was alleged with other to have been involved and a well-established and long-running conspiracy to supply drugs. After legal argument and application, the Defendant was acquitted and a formal verdict of Not Guilty entered when the Crown offered no evidence. Junior alone.
Operation Florida  Newcastle Crown Court.
The Defendant was part of an alleged conspiracy, stretching across the north of England, supplying large quantities of class a drugs and vast sums of money. Led Junior.
Operation Woozles [2020-21] Harrow Crown Court.
Allegation of large-scale Conspiracy to commit Burglary, heavily reliant upon mobile phone analysis and cellsite evidence. After issues were raised regarding the cellsite evidence and what the Crown’s evidence actually could demonstrate, the Crown reviewed its case and offered no evidence. Junior alone.
Operation Avon  Leeds Crown Court.
Allegation of large-scale drugs conspiracy heavily reliant upon mobile phone analysis and cellsite evidence. Represented the second Defendant as Junior alone.
Operation Sega II  Snaresbrook Crown Court.
Mark represented a Defendant in this operation, involving vast quantities of evidence such as ANPR, Mobile phone and DNA analysis, accused of being involved in a large-scale drugs conspiracy in East London. Following the service of an application to dismiss the case drafted by Mark, the Crown conceded, and the Defendant was acquitted of all matters. Junior alone.
Operation Kingmaker  Reading Crown Court.
Mark was instructed as Junior Counsel defending an allegation of Attempted Murder involving firearms. The case involved vast amounts of mobile phone and cellsite analysis. BBC News, Get Reading and Somerset Live.