Mark Cawson QC (PDF)
Year of Call: 1982
Year of Silk: 2001
Education: LLB (Hons) (Liverpool)
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:
- Corporate and personal insolvency work
- Company and partnership litigation and disputes
- General commercial litigation
- Solicitors' and other professional negligence work
- Commercial fraud
- Commercial property disputes
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.
Deputy High Court Judge
Bencher of Lincoln's Inn
Accredited Mediator (ADR Group)
Chairman - Northern Chancery Bar Association
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
Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2016 (Band 1 Silk)
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."
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."
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"