Mark is the founder and managing director of Sound Counsel. He is a leading entertainment, technology and media lawyer, and qualified as a solicitor in September 1996.
He formerly practised at both Geldards and Halliwells before moving in-house to act as Legal & Commercial 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 e-commerce and media.
In his spare time, Mark is a keen ultra-runner, recently completing the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc CCC and TDS races. He is a supporter of Sale Sharks, an RFU referee and a member of the Manchester and District Rugby Union Referees Society.