Queen’s Counsel 2012
Prior to taking silk, Attorney General’s “A” List. Grade 4 prosecutor on CPS Fraud and Organised Crime lists.
Extensive experience of acting for and against various Government Departments including,
Crown Prosecution Service Central Fraud Groups, Special Crime Division and Regional Complex Casework Units, H.M. Revenue and Customs, Department of Trade and Industry/Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform/Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Department of Work and Pensions.
Experience in Relevant Evidential Issues,
Covert Investigations, Intrusive techniques under Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, Intercept evidence, Evidence from foreign jurisdictions and Letters of Request.
“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