Mark Evans QC (1971, QC 1995)

Mark Evans QC (1971, QC 1995)

Membership Status: Arbitrator, Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 1971 Appointed QC in 1995 Public Access Accredited

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General Information

Mark Evans QC is an advocate with the broadest experience and range of expertise.

Key areas include:

  • Planning
  • Judicial Review and Administrative Law
  • Personal Injury, Serious Injury,
  • Property & Family Business
  • Matrimonial Finance

Mark began his post-graduate career in industry gaining an accountancy qualification and experience in engineering, design and production, all of which have been invaluable in helping to tackle a variety of technical and financial issues in a long and successful career.

As junior counsel Mark specialised in family law and civil litigation, particularly in the fields of personal injury, building and construction law, and planning when he was preferred counsel for a number of authorities. On taking silk in 1995 he became much in demand nationally in major criminal cases for both prosecution and defence featuring in many of the very highest profile cases and was noted for his exceptional ability to deal with technical, scientific and expert evidence

In silk he still maintained a busy civil and family practice.  He now concentrates on planning and family and civil work.

His recent planning cases include what was described as "the largest Compulsory Purchase Inquiry ever to be held in Wales" and one of the largest local authority developments in London in recent years.  He has also recently been involved in judicial reviews concerning planning procedure, alleged fraudulent conduct by a local authority and disputed costs assessments.

In family work he has been ranked by Chambers and Partners as an outstanding family junior and “the leading Silk” on the  Western Circuit. His clients have included leading figures in the media, politics, journalism and literature, a number of CEOs of leading industries and prominent landowners and farmers.  He has been the preferred advocate of many leading solicitors in dealing with their own family disputes.

In civil work he has dealt with major commercial disputes, many cases of catastrophic injury, fraud and land and construction disputes. He has figured in leading cases concerning limitation and foreign jurisdiction.

He is a qualified and accredited mediator and arbitrator He has extensive judicial experience sitting as a recorder in the Crown and County Courts and in civil, chancery and commercial cases as a Deputy Judge in the Mercantile Court and as Chairman of child abuse enquiries.

A keen sportsman who has played and competed at county and international levels, his current hobbies include building and construction work at his properties and restoring, maintaining and competing in his collection of vintage and racing cars. He is an accomplished pianist and singer.

Solicitor feedback:

  • “extremely client friendly”
  • “very bright with photographic memory”
  • “exquisite cross-examination”

Mark is completely flexible with fees, travel and loves a challenge! He is a silk that likes to be busy and is always willing to conduct conferences at clients' offices or any other suitable location.

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Judicial Experience

Former Recorder (Crown and County Courts)

Former Deputy Mercantile Court Judge (civil, chancery and commercial cases)

Former Child Abuse Enquiries Chairman

Fees and Feedback

Fees and Feedback

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SERVICES:

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We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.

Each barrister has a standard hourly rate for their work. The individual hourly rate can be agreed when instructions are acknowledged if preferred. We welcome early discussion as to the suitability of a specific barrister for a specific case. The right barrister will have the relevant expertise to deal with the case but will not be too junior, or too senior depending on the complexities.

We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost effective solution for our clients.

If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.

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Complaints information

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