Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Mark specialises in Crime, Judicial Review and Litigation.
Some of the more recent cases that Mark has been instructed in include:
Otherwise, before practising as a barrister, Mark competed internationally as an amateur boxer representing both Ireland and Northern Ireland.
2014: BSc (Hons) Business Studies with First Class Honours, University of Ulster
2017: Masters in Law, Queen’s University Belfast
2018: Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast
2019: Appointed to the Attorney General for Northern Ireland’s Junior Counsel Panel
Mark has appeared in the following sample of cases:
R v CW  NICC:CW charged with multiple terrorism offences – covert Mi5 surveillance – expert voice recognition evidence in issue.
R v GW  NICC: GW charged with multiple counts of sexual and violent assault - acquitted on all counts.
PPS v DMC : Aggravated taking and driving away – DNA evidence in issue – DNA transfer issue – PPS case ultimately withdrawn.
PPS v FH : FH charged with making off without payment - identification in issue - cross examination of police regarding alleged identification using CCTV footage - FH found not guilty.
PPS v AM : AM charged with assault - self defence argument raised - 3 prosecution witnesses v single defendant witness - AM found not guilty.
PD Emergency Application for Judicial Review  NIQB: Prison law case – prisoner refused in application for compassionate temporary release – challenge grounded in Article 8 ECHR – ultimately successful on grounds of rationality – decision quashed.
JA Emergency Application for Judicial Review  NIQB: Prison law case concerning a prisoner’s access to their legal representatives - multiple grounds of challenge - ECHR compliance of quarantined prisoner policy also in issue - new prisoners during the pandemic being an ‘other status’ under article 14 ECHR argued.
CR Emergency Application for Judicial Review  NIQB: Return of an asylum seeker to Albania - appearing for the Applicant - order for removal stayed.
CMK v Ltd : Road traffic action – acting for the Plaintiff – multiple Defendant witnesses v single Plaintiff – Plaintiff’s claim granted in full.
CFC v Ltd : Injunction proceedings – acting for a professional football club – control of a website domain name in issue.
HK v CB : Road traffic action - acting for the Defendant - liability and quantum in issue - multiple Plaintiff witnesses against a single Defendant witness - case dismissed after contested hearing.
CMC v Ltd : Road traffic action - acting for the Defendant - liability and quantum in issue - case dismissed after contested hearing.
MOB v MC : Personal injury claim - acting for the Defendant - ‘fundamentally dishonest’ Plaintiff argued - thorough cross examination of Plaintiff on basis of medical records - case dismissed after contested hearing.