Mark is a leading entertainment, technology and media lawyer, and qualified as a solicitor in September 1996.
He formerly practised at both Geldards (Cardiff) and Halliwells (Manchester) before moving in-house to United Utilities and then as Legal Director to First Software (now Northgate Information Solutions plc).
Mark graduated with a 2.1 in law from the University of Sheffield and undertook the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School where he obtained a Commendation. He also holds an LLM Information Technology and Telecommunications Law from the Glasgow Graduate School of Law and an MBA from Manchester Business School where he specialised in ecommerce and media.
Mark advises businesses and individuals on a range of entertainment, technology and media law matters, and is on the panel of BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) approved industry lawyers. He is also a speaker on copyright for Music Industry Learning– a non-profit organisation based in MediaCityUK that delivers music & media related courses to the ‘talent’ side of the business.
In his spare time, Mark is an avid supporter of Sale Sharks. He is also an RFU referee and a member of the Manchester and District Rugby Union Referees Society. He enjoys food and wine, is a member of the Slow Food Movement and recently attained the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Intermediate Certificate in Wine and Spirits. He is a member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, the Music Managers Forum, the Institute of Directors and the Society for Computers and Law.