Mark acts in a range of broad base commercial litigation including landlord and tenant, insolvency, contract disputes and debt recovery.
“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 win.”
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 fee earner will be doing the work, not a paralegal – 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 litigation intellectually stimulating. I like that competitive aspect. I like to win. And I like that fact that in litigation you do have an end result – that’s what clients need.”
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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‘A small firm which punches well above its weight’ GSC Solicitors LLP undertook leasing transactions for several blue-chip corporate tenants, particularly in the media sector. It acted for a number of hotel owners regarding the acquisition and development of new hotels.
“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.”
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