Mark Beesley

Head of Professional Negligence

About Mark

Mark has over 30 years’ experience in complex disputes, and is recognised as a specialist in professional negligence. An experienced commercial litigator and mediator, he is also the Managing Director of Litigation Services and Dispute Resolution for our sister brand, Shakespeare Martineau.

Further experience and specialisms

Mark is well-versed in mediation, having handled numerous multi-party disputes, discrimination issues and helping solve disputes involving vulnerable consumers and unrepresented parties.

Mark was formerly Chairman of Financial Services Legal LLP, created to act for independent financial advisors, networks and those giving advice within the financial services sphere.

Mark has spent many years as a Governor of a local primary school, including being Vice Chair for many years.

Mark’s clientele

Mark has a diverse clientele and has represented many individuals in claims brought against them by employers or corporate bodies with whom they are in dispute. 

He has a deep understanding of the need to find common sense, affordable, and workable solutions which, in many cases will give the potential for relationships to be restored or to allow the parties to go their separate ways but, in a way which benefits all concerned.

Notable work

Mark’s experience has extended to a case which has found its way to the Senior Courts, where his client was successful in securing their position in a long and complex dispute. He has also been involved in many Injunctions, Search and Seize Injunctions, Freezing Orders and actions to restrain and prevent conduct causing harm to his clients, or to protect his clients’ rights.

Outside the courtroom

Mark enjoys spending time with his family and, where world circumstances allow, visiting new places with the family. He is also a keen sports fan, and a particular follower of the England cricket team, with its many ups and downs. He also relaxes by undertaking various home projects, with an overriding sense of self-belief, working with his very patient wife, who usually ends up the reason why any given project is a success!