Mark Jones

 

Practices

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

Mark specialises in serious fraud and regulatory defence cases. Mark heads the fraud team where he advises on all aspects of cases from investigation through to defence at trial. Mark specialises in investigations/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, as well as investigations by employers and government departments.

Mark also advises corporates and Audit Committees in corporate compliance and internal investigations. Additionally, Mark advises clients in connection with Parliamentary Select Committee inquiries and investigations by government departments.
 
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.

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

Mark’s client’s are often high level company officers, and high net worth individuals, who find themselves facing investigation, whether by an employer or external agencies.

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:-

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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.”
"a phenomenal client following that belies his years"
“a clear thinker with excellent judgment who is quick to assimilate facts and identify the significant points in a case.”

Client Comments
 

“the level of service was outstanding.”

“the most professional firm out there and I would not recommend anyone else.”

“excellent at what they do.”



Admitted

Admitted as a solicitor - 2005
 
Qualifications

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 a corporate on its internal investigation, as well as a Parliamentary Select Committee inquiry and an external investigation.

Advising an Audit Committee on an internal investigation in to bribery, tax fraud and funding of extremist groups overseas.

Representing the former CEO of a well-known charity accused of substantial fraud and bribery offences.

Representing the former CFO of a global company accused of overseas bribery and corruption in the oil sector. Advising in both the SFO investigation in the UK and the DoJ’s investigation in the US.

Representing a businessman accused of £multi-million duty evasion.

Representing a former company director accused of bribery.

Advising in connection with a LIBOR investigation which spans several jurisdictions, including investigation by DOJ and CFTC in the US. In the UK, advising in both the SFO and FCA investigations.

Advised a company director accused of £multi-million alternative investment market fraud.

Advised a former company director in an investigation in to £50million fraud in solar energy sector.

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Mark can be contacted by email at markjones@morgan-rose.com
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