He has extensive experience in defending cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office and HM Revenue & Customs, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).
Mark has had significant experience in defending VAT fraud cases, including Missing Trader Intra Community (MTIC) and Carousel fraud. He has a forensic eye for detail and the discipline to a deal with large amounts of evidence in cases that very often involve years of investigation and trials lasting several months.
Mark has a particular expertise in defending criminal cases for breach of copyright infringement and trademark. In particular, he has headed the legal team here that has successfully defended a series of clients accused of running Bit Torrent trackers and websites associated with the alleged illegal downloading of films and music. Indeed, one of these cases was the first criminal prosecution for illegal downloading brought before the English courts, which resulted in acquittal with a unanimous verdict. He has gone on to successfully defend a number of high profile private prosecutions brought by the FACT and the BPI and IFPI, which have been widely reported in the media.
Contact Mark by firstname.lastname@example.org