Described as A very impressive advocate indeed, Mark acts in multitrack cases of all levels and complexity and at all stages of the claim, from initial advice, interlocutory and case management hearings, conferences up to trial and settlement meetings. He often deals with substantial value claims and has been instructed on cases against silks without a leader.
Mark has an extremely approachable manner and is excellent at putting clients at ease.
He is always ready to chat with solicitors who wish to discuss a case in its early stages, without obligation.
Marks current caseload covers the full spectrum up to and including the most serious injuries, including;-
- Brain injury
- Spinal injury
- General orthopaedic injury
- Neurological injury/ paralysis
- Pain disorders
- Psychiatric injury for both primary and secondary victims
Having served in the Armed Forces Mark has developed a substantial practice over the years dealing with cases involving forces/ex-forces personnel. He "speaks their language”.
With over 25 years at the Bar he has extensive experience of personal injury litigation in all areas, including: –
- Workplace injury
- Road traffic collisions (with particular experience relating to catastrophic injury/ fatal accident claims arising from motorcycle collisions)
- Occupiers liability
- Defective premises
- Highways Act claims involving both pedestrians and vehicles
- Sports injury
- Animals Act claims (particularly claims involving horses)
- Fatal accidents
Marks Defendant practice encompasses all the above areas acting for major motor and public liability insurers. He has particular experience of road accident claims relating to taxis and employer and public liability work arising in the context of care homes and schools.
For information relating to Mark’s clinical negligence and industrial disease practice, please see separate CV’s.
He works paperless and is therefore happy to accept instructions in PDF format. Mark has high-end conference telephone/ video conferencing facilities.
"Mark was the recipient of high praise. Interviewees explained that Radburn is ‘a technically excellent barrister and an astute strategist’”
"A very impressive advocate indeed”
"Highly thought of”.
"The one to use for a case that requires a fight”.
"Combines a pragmatic view of cases with a good client manner”.
"A quick brain and client friendly”.
"Mark is equally lauded for his skills as a negotiator ‘because of his negotiations, many of his clients have been saved a lot of money’”.
"A favourite with many solicitors and fellow barristers”.
"Has cemented a practice in both catastrophic personal injury work and clinical negligence”
Brain injury following road traffic accident. Substantial issues with regard to causation, capacity, ex turpi and contributory negligence.
Diffuse axonal injury following road accident. Limited physical injuries but significant personality change with a devastating effect on the Claimant’s life.
Clinical negligence claim against an Ambulance Trust. Negligent treatment following drug overdose resulting in hypoxic brain injury.
Serious spinal injury following fall from scaffolding.
Disabling physical injury to manual worker following road accident. He had previously suffered a head injury resulting in personality change. Employment prospects severely limited.
Each case involved Injury resulting in loss of military career.
Road accident resulting in the death of motorcyclist. Liability and quantum issues. Cohabitation.
Severe brain and physical injury to motorcyclist.
HGV driver fell from defective trailer. Serious shoulder injury. Unable to work again.
Negligent treatment of chronic abdominal pain resulting in complete paralysis of the left leg.
Negligent arterial perforation during pacemaker implantation resulting in chronic pain.
Negligently performed epidural resulting in paraplegia.
Negligent surgery to the ear resulting in extensive inner ear damage and deafness.
Failure to diagnose throat abscess in a child resulting in cardiac arrest and hypoxic brain injury.
Failure to carry out pregnancy test prior to sterilisation. Wrongful birth.
GPs failure to diagnose myocardial infarction. Delayed treatment resulting in serious ongoing heart condition.
Delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer
Instructed by the family of the deceased following concerns about the inadequacy of the police investigation following death abroad. Following cross examination of the officers the inquest was adjourned for the investigation to be reopened.
Inquest - O
Fatal accident in the workplace. Liability initially denied but admitted after inquest.
Inquest - S
The deceased driver died when struck by an ambulance car responding to an emergency. Cross-examination of the Ambulance Trusts witnesses reveal serious shortcomings in their training. Coroner’s report made substantial recommendations for improvement
Personal Injuries Bar Association