Viewing: Crime for Mark Heywood KC

Mark has substantial experience in conducting serious and complex cases for both prosecution and defence. These include commercial fraud, revenue offences, drug trafficking and grave sexual and other violence. He has experience of such issues as covert policing and applications for public interest immunity, confiscation proceedings and corporate liability.
Mark’s practice also includes regulatory law, health and safety, and environmental and pollution cases, as well as planning enforcement.
In the appellate field, Mark has experience of challenges by judicial review to statutory interpretation and to the security categorisation of prisoners, Habeas Corpus, and appeals by way of case stated.
“He is a strong barrister.”
Chambers UK 2023
Ranked in Tier 2
Legal 500 2023 (Crime)
“Practical and thorough.”
Chambers UK 2021
“Well-known for violent crime cases and criminal appeals.”
Legal 500 2021
“Well-known for violent crime cases and criminal appeals.”
Legal 500 2020
“He’s good at working in a team and is very pleasant to deal with.”
Chambers UK 2020
“He is very calm, professional and has an excellent courtroom manner.” “Inspires confidence.”
Chambers UK 2019
“Highly recommended for a purview of serious criminal matters.”
Legal 500 2019
“Mark Heywood QC is a very high-standard barrister, both on prosecution and defence.”
Chambers UK 2016
Mark is a member of the Criminal Bar Association
LLB (Hons)

Latest News & Publications

Mark Heywood KC leading Andrew Wallace prosecuted 6 Defendants and successfully obtained murder and manslaughter convictions against all of them following a 6-week trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court...

Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2023
Sentencing Remarks Regina -v- Mohammed Idrees Farouk and Ridhwaan Farouk...

Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2022
Since the decision was taken to effectively suspend attendance at  the criminal courts, systems are now coming into place that will allow as much work as possible to carry on using remote video or telephone links and keep the courts as “open” as possible....

Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020