Mark retrained as a barrister after a career in the City, where he formerly worked for JPMorgan as a corporate finance analyst in mergers and acquisitions, and more recently as a business analyst for a major Indian financial institution. Mark's previous career has taken him to North America, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sierra Leone.
Graduating with a First Class degree in Politics from Durham University in 2006, Mark was ranked 6th in his year. He also holds an MA in Intelligence and International Security (Distinction) and a Masters in Research Methodology (Distinction), both of which were undertaken at the War Studies department at King's College London between 2008 and 2010.
Having completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University London in 2015, Mark went on to complete the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at BPP University London in 2016. Mark received several scholarships for his BPTC year, including: a Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln's Inn), a Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln's Inn) and an Academic Excellence Award (BPP).
Mark is committed to Pro Bono work, having worked as a volunteer at the Citizens Advice Bureau at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital during his BPTC year. He successfully helped a number of clients to challenge decisions of the Department for Work and Pensions in the Social Security Appeal Tribunal.
As a pupil, Mark will gain experience in all of chambers’ core areas of expertise: commercial litigation, employment, personal injury, clinical negligence, insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence and tax.