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Mark Cawson QC (PDF)

Year of Call: 1982
Year of Silk: 2001
Education: LLB (Hons) (Liverpool)
Email: cawsonqc@exchangechambers.co.uk

Areas of Practice

Mark is recognised as a leading QC in the Legal 500 and as a Band 1 QC in the Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2016 in the fields of Commercial Dispute Resolution, Chancery, Insolvency/Restructuring, Partnership and Professional Negligence.

His practice extends to:

Mark's clients include government departments, local authorities, banks, office holders, Plcs, SMEs/SMBs, and private clients.

Mark sits as a Deputy High Court Judge and a Recorder, and he is an accredited Mediator.

Appointments

Deputy High Court Judge

Recorder

Bencher of Lincoln's Inn

Accredited Mediator (ADR Group)

Chairman - Northern Chancery Bar Association

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

Insolvency Lawyers' Association

The Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)

Professional Negligence Bar Association

Northern Chancery Bar Association

Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association

Recommendations

Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2016 (Band 1 Silk)

Restructuring/Insolvency

A vastly experienced insolvency practitioner. He has a broad practice, and is regularly instructed in matters pertaining to transaction avoidance, directors' disqualification, company voluntary arrangements and professional negligence claims.

Expertise: "He is personable, knowledgeable and committed." "He is a quiet thinker with a formidable legal mind who is extremely easy to deal with." "He demonstrates every key attribute required of an effective QC and he never fails to impress clients."

Professional Negligence

Has a wide-ranging practice and considerable experience of handling claims relating to insolvency and property law as well as conveyancing issues. He predominantly focuses on both pursuing and defending claims against solicitors.

Expertise: "He's approachable, calm, constructive and helpful. Excellent with the client, he has good empathy, and is quite pragmatic in his advice."

Recent work: Acted for Weightmans in a claim against it regarding a conveyancing transaction that went wrong due to a nearby quarry development plan which was missed.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

A leading commercial silk with highly regarded expertise in a broad spectrum of commercial disputes, who acts for significant public sector clients and private companies. Among his recent instructions have been high-value deceit claims.

Expertise: "I have been thoroughly impressed by his attitude, his paperwork and his quick and easy grasp of a detailed case." "Always very well prepared, he never dodges a difficult question and is always willing to give the client as much time as they need."

Chancery

An exceptional silk with a strong reputation in commercial dispute resolution and insolvency restructuring. He has long-standing experience in fraud, partnership disputes and professional negligence claims.

Expertise: "He is just brilliant; steady, bright and a really safe pair of hands."

Legal 500 UK 2015

Commercial, banking and Insolvency

"Vast experience, sensible and commercial"