Mark is a well known media litigator who pioneered the phonehacking claims that led to the closure of the News of the World, and a Stock Exchange announcement when he started the claims against the Mirror Group.
Defending the Cardiologist, Peter Wilmshurst and the Sheffield Wednesday fan, Nigel Short led to meeting with the then Lord Chancellor and contributed to the Libel Reform Campaign which led to the Defamation Act 2013.
Mark took the first “Twibel” case to trial, successfully representing Food Blogger, Jack Monroe against Katie Hopkins, and in 2019 advised Martin Lewis (Money Saving Expert) against Facebook in the campaigning litigation aimed at protecting those affected by online scams.
Mark has undertaken numerous claims protecting individuals and companies.
Mark has rights of audience to appear in the upper courts as a Solicitor-Advocate.
Some recent highlights include:
|Advising Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis in a defamation claim against Facebook|
|Advising food blogger Jack Monroe in the first Twitter libel case against Katie Hopkins|
|Advising the Dowler family in the phonehacking case against News of the World|
|Advising Gordon Taylor, head of the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) in a phonehacking case|
|Advising cardiologist Peter Wilmhurst in a defamation case against US medical device company NMT Medical|