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Mark Smith


Mark Smith (Head Of Chambers) qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and has been a barrister since 1996.

Since becoming a founder member of Cotswold Barristers he has developed an enviable practice from his background in criminal and fraud work into working on property matters, banking and financial services disputes, and general commercial litigation.

He has particular interests in work arising from corporate insolvency, and the role of private prosecutions in business frauds.

Principal cases in his recent and current workload:  

  • Acting for 250+ landlords in a representative action against a mortgage lender in respect of interest rate hikes (believed to be the largest direct access case ever)
  • A series of copyright enforcement cases for a European recording catalogue owner,
  • A claim against directors, administrators and liquidators arising from a £40m aviation business failure,
  • Acting for a family in enforcing a resulting trust over a large buy-to-let portfolio.

He is one of the few barristers authorised by the BSB to conduct litigation.

Litigation Warranty

Direct Public Access Barristers with Fixed Fees