Mark Richardson

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Mark Richardson

Senior Associate Solicitor

Areas: Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Mark acts in a range of broad base commercial litigation including landlord and tenant, contract disputes, debt recovery and insolvency

“We’re a distress service, a service of last resort” he explains. “We are the ones you call when something has gone wrong. That might be when you’re being sued. It might be when you’re owed money and you’ve already tried every other avenue to get it back. Our role is to help the client understand what’s happening and what the options are. And if litigation is the answer, it’s our role to get the best result possible for the client.”

Mark is enthusiastic about the benefits of litigation and dispute resolution with GSC.

“We pride ourselves not just on quality but cost effectiveness,” he explains. “There are larger law firms, but we aim to achieve the same results without the same costs. Importantly, when a client brings their case to GSC the solicitor will be doing the work, with the support of junior fee earners where appropriate– so their case benefits from constant expertise and experience.”

Why did Mark choose to specialise in litigation? “I enjoy it,” he says, simply. My wife will say I’m an argumentative person but I find the work intellectually stimulating.  and I like that fact that in litigation you do have an end result – that’s what clients need in order to move on.”

Away from the office, Mark is a West Ham season ticket holder and loves eating out.

Qualifications & Experience

Mark attended Southampton Solent University (2007 LLB Hons) and completed the College of Law Legal Practice Course in 2008 with a commendation. He gained experience as a commercial litigation paralegal with GSC before commencing his training contract in 2009 and qualifying as a solicitor in 2011.

Initially working in IP litigation, Mark began working with GSC’s Michael Shapiro to vary his experience, joining the litigation team full time in 2016.


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“We have found the service excellent, and it is for this reason we have continued to use GSC. The key strengths for us have been a commercial approach to deals that is often missing from solicitors, and a personal service based on a knowledge of us and our needs and long-term plans.”

“The main positive comparison we have noted from GSC is the personal touch and commercial acumen.”

“We have often used different legal firms for IP and other work in the past, but GSC’s commercial approach and professionalism, coupled with the excellent working relationship we have built up over a number of years makes it our preferred choice.”

“As a Financial Advisor I have been personally using and recommending GSC for over thirty years. I have referred clients of mine to them and only ever been thanked for the recommendation, which should convey the confidence I have in the individuals, and the firm.”

“Great result today. Just wanted to say thank you for your continued hard work in fighting our corner on this case. You have both been amazing. Michael incredible support and good ideas.”

Insights by Mark Richardson

Online court hearings – How to prepare yourself? Read More

Online court hearings – How to prepare yourself?

As we all know, courts also had to move to online platforms allowing hearings to still take place in the time of the pandemic.However, as it is a new way for both, courts and those attending heari......

Residential Possession Claims: Stayed for an additional 4 weeks Read More

Residential Possession Claims: Stayed for an additional 4 weeks

The stay on residential possession claims was due to expire on 23 August 2020, with the Courts due to resume cases after a five-month pause.  At the 11th hour it was announced that the ban......

Attention Residential Landlords: Possession Claims Update Read More

Attention Residential Landlords: Possession Claims Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic a stay was imposed by the courts on residential possession claims (and appeals in residential possession claims) until 23 August 2020.  A new practice direction has been ......

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