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Mark is consistently ranked by both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 and as a leading silk in crime and extradition:
“An absolutely outstanding silk whose knowledge and intellectual breadth really set him apart.” “A great scholar and a powerful advocate who is very knowledgeable.”
“Great in front of a jury, he is extremely talented and prepared to take difficult and novel legal points.” (Chambers & Partners, 2021)
“A powerful and eloquent advocate; he leaves no stone unturned and is on top of every detail.” (Legal 500, 2021)
“an outstanding intellect” (Legal 500, 2020)
“His attention to detail is just phenomenal. Every single last ounce of the material is dealt with. He is unflappable and is very effective on pre-charge work.” (Chambers and Partners 2020)
A “ridiculously good” practitioner praised for his skill with “tricky extradition questions,” he is an expert in mutual legal assistance, and represents individuals as well as European and other governments in all manner of extradition cases. “He brings his vast knowledge of the extradition field and uses it to dazzle judges in a very effective way.” (Chambers and Partners 2020)
“Extremely knowledgeable, clever and hard-working.” (Chambers and Partners 2020)
“His advocacy is very enjoyable to watch: he is very careful with the judges and he pushes gently.” (Chambers and Partners 2020)
“Undoubtedly one of the most impressive extradition silks in the business. His command of domestic and EU extradition law is intimidating.” (Chambers and Partners 2020)
‘…An exceptional advocate who is an expert in mutual legal assistance, and represents individuals as well as European and other governments in all manner of extradition cases. He has particular experience of handling US extradition matters. Market sources note: He is fantastic and a go-to extradition silk…Out of all of the younger extradition silks, he is widely regarded as one of the best. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of case law…’ (Chambers and Partners 2018)
‘…A brilliant extradition specialist who has a down-to-earth manner that inspires confidence…His performance at substantive hearings is very impressive…’ (Legal 500 2018)
“…An extremely knowledgeable and thorough silk who is an expert in mutual legal assistance…He has particular experience of handling US extradition matters…His technical knowledge is phenomenal, and he knows cases not just from this jurisdiction but from all around the world. He has an incredible grasp of detail and enjoys the confidence of all the judges..” (Chambers and Partners, 2017)
“At the top of the tree: bright, phenomenally hardworking and abundantly talented…A top lawyer, who takes every possible point for his clients and is first-rate in his examination of witnesses” (Legal 500, 2017)
“…Described as “extraordinarily talented”, he comes highly recommended for his impressive courtroom manner. He is an expert in mutual legal assistance, and represents individuals as well as European and international governments in all manner of extradition cases. He has particular experience in handling US extradition matters. “He has what is pretty much unrivalled expertise in the field and a really detailed knowledge of the case law”, “He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of this area, his written work is amazing and he’s an incredibly effective advocate”…” (Chambers and Partners, 2016)
He “receives praise for his outstanding knowledge of extradition law and his continued presence in cutting-edge test cases…He is particularly recommended for his handling of terrorism-related extradition charges…He is very good and extremely knowledgeable…he has got a complete encyclopaedic knowledge of every extradition case there has ever been and is very good strategically…” (Chambers & Partners, 2015)