Mark Jones



Bribery & Corruption
Civil Recovery
Company Commercial
Copyright Infringement
Corporate Fraud Investigations
Fraud & Economic Crime
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Tax Tribunal Appeals

Mark specialises in serious fraud and regulatory defence cases. Mark heads the fraud and crime team. He advises on all aspects from investigation through to defence at trial. Mark specialises in Prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, Crown Prosecution Service, HM Revenue and Customs and most of the other regulators in the UK.

Mark also advised in general crime matters including sexual offences as well as bribery and corruption, corporate complianceand investigations and extradition cases. Additionally, Mark advises clients on internal investigations and regulatory investigations.
Known as being pro-active for his clients and an innovative thinker, his client care is second to none and one of the features which clients always comment upon. Mark provides strategic advice and is well known for an ability to keep potentially high profile cases away from the public eye, and an integral part of this is an ability to manage relations with the media.
Mark’s case load often involves document heavy cases, those which span several jurisdictions and those which are high profile and generate a high degree of press interest. Mark’s sensitivity for dealing with these cases is noted by his clients. Mark is an approved Grade A Fraud Supervisor for complex fraud cases, by the Legal Aid Agency.

Mark regularly advises in cases involving financial crime, insider trading and more recently the complex LIBOR investigation.

Mark is a fluent French speaker, having studied law at the University of Rennes, France, as part of his degree. Mark became a Director of the firm in June 2015.

He has been recommended in Chambers UK, A Client’s Guide to the Legal Profession and also in The Legal 500 legal directory:-
Mark is noted for, “client care that is second to none, tenacity, sound communication skills, and integrity.”

“assiduous in his preparation for cases and particularly recommended for serious fraud cases.”

Client Comments

“Mark dealt with my case perfectly.”

“I never had any question marks in my head.”


Admitted as a solicitor - 2005

University of Wolverhampton 1992, Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Commendation
University of Wales, Aberystwyth 1995 – 1999, LLB Hons Law and French

Accredited Legal Services Commission Supervisor in Very High Cost (Fraud) Cases
Associations and Memberships

Fraud Lawyers Association
Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association
Health & Safety Lawyers Association

Recent Examples of Work
Advising in connection with a LIBOR investigation which spans several jurisdictions, including investigation by DOJ and CFTC.

Advising in relation to Operations Weeting and Golding concerning alleged phone hacking by the press.

Advising in relation to Operation Elveden concerning payments by the press to public officials.

Acted for a defendant in what was, at the time, one of the largest insider trading cases brought by the FCA (Operation Duke).

Acted in Operations Duma, Ghast, Hayrick and Devout; all of which were substantial MTIC prosecutions.

Acted in the largest ever prosecution brought by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills in connection with long firm fraud.

Mark can be contacted by email at


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