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14th Feb 2019
He specialises mainly in construction and engineering, professional negligence, IT and telecommunications and energy disputes representing governments, a wide range of contractors, private employers and their professional advisors all over the world. He also has experience of issues of private international law, including the jurisdiction of the English and foreign courts and the determination of applicable law.
Mark is recommended by Chambers and Partners UK as a leading junior in the construction and energy fields. He is also recommended for construction in Chambers Global, by the Legal 500 as a leading junior in the fields of construction, international arbitration, energy and information technology and by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific for construction. Mark was awarded Construction Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015.
Mark is familiar with the standard forms of contract in use in the industry, and has experience of issues including delay and disruption to projects, variations and defects in design and construction as well as related commercial issues including issues relating to guarantees and performance bonds. He has been involved in disputes of widely varying size, value and scope, and has appeared before a variety of tribunals including in the Technology and Construction Court. His experience of construction and engineering disputes encompasses a wide range of industry sectors. He has extensive international experience as well as in domestic cases. Examples of his cases include:
He has wide experience acting for contractors on domestic and international disputes arising out of the design and construction of, among other things, power stations, offshore wind farms and waste water treatment plants as well as oil and gas disputes (infrastructure and otherwise). Examples of his work include:
Mark has significant experience of IT project disputes and has acted variously for client, supplier and consultants. Issues of which Mark has direct experience include (but are not limited to) payment and termination provisions in IT contracts, software design and defects, and delay in the provision of software. Recent matters include:
Mark has acted as sole counsel and as junior counsel variously for and against engineers, architects, project managers and other consultants in the IT, construction and engineering sectors. Recent instructions include:
In addition to the specialist areas above, Mark is also instructed on general commercial disputes arising (such as sale of goods and bonds and guarantees), to include:
Qualifications: MA (Cantab): Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Lord Justice Holker Award 2001.
Memberships: Member of COMBAR, TECBAR and the SCL.