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General Crime

Mark is regularly instructed in cases of grave seriousness in a wide variety of criminal allegations. In recent years he has successfully defended in The Lincoln Prison Riots as leading counsel, and Operation Tattershall (terrorism and explosive offences). He recently defended a former army officer in proceedings arising out of Operation Elveden and for the former PCC of Northamptonshire acquitted of data breaches.

Recent Cases:

R v AS (Southwark): The successful defence of a former Police and Crime Commissioner in an unprecedented prosecution for Data Protection Act breaches following his disclosure of sensitive information relating to a criminal investigation into a sitting MP. Mr Justice Green described the trial as “very novel, sensitive and complex.”

R v JH (Central Criminal Court): Operation Elveden – the defence of a former Colour Sergeant at the Sandhurst Military Academy charged with misconduct in a public office arising from the sale of stories and photographs to a tabloid newspaper. H became the only public official acquitted by a jury in this series of prosecutions.

R v JD (Derby): Arrested under Terrorism Act, accused of possession of military grade explosives, terrorist literature, child abduction and commercial supply of heroin.

R v GO (Lincoln): Leading counsel for the only defendant of 30 over 3 trials acquitted by a jury, accused of riot and causing explosions following the disturbances at HMP Lincoln. Click here for press interest.