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 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.
The Defendant faced a number of charges at trial involving possession of cocaine and allowing his premises to be used for the sale and distribution of GBL. The Defendant had previously pleaded guilty to other possession matters. The Defendant was acquitted by the jury of allowing his premises to be used for the sale and distribution of GBL and the jury were unable to agree on it’s verdict in relation to possession of cocaine. The Crown offered no evidence following this and a formal Not Guilty verdict was returned. The Defendant received a conditional discharge in relation to the previous possession 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.