Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2014

Main Areas of Practice

Commercial Law
Land Law
Personal Injury


Mark has a varied practice across the civil sphere, with a particular interest in Insolvency, Land Law and Commercial Law, with experience in the County Court and the High Court. Mark also has a particular expertise in Housing Law, and has an interest in Judicial Review, Public Inquiries and EU Law.

Mark is a member of the Government Legal Service ‘C’ Panel and of the Attorney-General for Northern Ireland’s Recently Qualified Panel.

Academically, Mark has taught EU Law, Torts Law, Public Law and Equity as an Associate Lecturer for the Open University and as a teaching assistant with Queen’s University Belfast.

Mark was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2019.


2014; PG Diploma in Professional Legal Studies from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast

2014; Eoin Higgins Memorial Moot Finalist

2013; Masters in Legal Science (with Commendation) from Queen’s University Belfast

2010; MA in International Relations from Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France

2009; BA in Political Science from the College of Wooster, Ohio (USA)


Loughran, Paul v Piney Rentals Limited & anor [2017] NICty 2


‘Exclusive possession or the intention of the parties? The relation of landlord and tenant in Northern Ireland’, (2017) 68 Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 203

‘Removal of Children from Parental Care’, (2015) 35 Child and Family Law Update 5