Winner - Barrister of the Year, Property Management Awards 2011-12
Mark is a specialist property litigator - with his entire practice in this area. His work includes residential Landlord and Tenant, commerical Landlord and Tenant, Contentious Chancery and Professional Negligence relating to all of the above.
In the residential field, Mark's work largely relates to leasehold enfranchisement and long leasehold service charge/management disputes. He is instructed regularly by the major London Estates and leaseholders in high-value contested enfranchisement cases. He is a fomer editor of Service Charges & Management (Sweet & Maxwell, 3rd ed). Mark lectures and writes on procedure and legal issues arising in the property tribunals. Mark's 'agony uncle' column on residential property law appears in The Times every Friday.
Mark is a judge of the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and was previously a Chairman of the Leasehold Valuation Tribunals from 2001. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practioners.
Mark was legal advisor to the joint working group that drafted the ICAEW Technical Release on Residential Service Charge Accounts ("TECH/03/11"), the leading professional guidance for service charge accounting in England.
He received the "Barrister of the Year" award at the Residential Management Awards 2011-12.
Mark has over 20 years experience of commercial property disputes, particularly contested business lease renewals, rent reviews and dilapidations. Mark is general editor of Rent Review: A Surveyor's Handbook (RICS, 2008).
Mark is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and has extensive experience in arbitration and expert determination. He accepts appointments as an arbitrator and mediator in property disputes.
For a list of reported cases, please see the link above.
Mark is listed as leading junior in the Real Estate section of Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.