Working out of our Leeds office, Mark has been working only for injured people, particularly those suffering from industrial disease, for more than 29 years.
Mark’s specialism in industrial disease has seen him act for trade union members in cases involving noise-induced hearing loss, work-related neck and upper limb disorders, vibration white finger (VWF), occupational cancer and injuries from hazardous substances in the workplace, such as dermatitis.
Mark is known for his dedication, knowledge and professionalism and for using the court process to force admissions of liability to secure the maximum compensation from defendants who are seeking to evade their responsibilities. Those skills are passed on to the colleagues he supervises in the industrial disease team in Leeds.
Mark’s affinity with trade union work means he is particularly committed to Thompsons' principle of only acting for the injured and refusing to work for defendants or insurance companies.
Away from work, Mark is a keen walker and fisher – both coarse and fly.
Mark's case experience
- Represented FBU member Paul Russell when he developed a gastric illness and a flare up of an underlying ankle condition during a training exercise at Tees White water Centre. The water from the River Tees contained excessive levels of E. coli and Streptococcus.
- Secured £50,000 for a client who's work involved rapid and repeated movement with their left hand, which led to early onset degenerative osteoarthritis. Mark ensures a pre-proceedings admission of breach of duty after the defendant failed to comply with a pre-action disclosure order.
- Secured £13,000 for a client with noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus who had worked for the same employer their entire working life. Mark used medical evidence to justify a claim for hearing aids and the associated costs, based on the fact that the need for them had been accelerated.
- Mark has also represented a client who suffered acoustic shock when working in a BT call centre.
Mark is accredited as a senior litigation by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.