Chartered Legal Executive – Medical Negligence
Mark joined Lime in 2013, and moved to the Clinical Negligence team as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2020, drawing on over 10 years’ experience in personal injury law and litigation. He is a graduate of Nottingham Law School, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and a Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Mark has spent his entire career representing the victims of negligence, and is passionate about securing a just and fair outcome for those who have been injured through no fault of their own. He is sensitive to the needs of his clients and seeks a resolution to claims that work best for them and their circumstances.
Mark’s clientele and specialist areas of practice
Mark represents individuals and their families who have suffered injury and loss as a result of the medical negligence of GPs, hospitals and dentists.
Mark has acted for clients who have suffered a variety of injuries, including brain, spinal, serious and multiple orthopaedic injuries as well as psychological, vascular, dental, ENT and ophthalmic injuries.
In his personal injury practice, he regularly represented victims of industrial diseases, including those with noise induced hearing loss, vibration white finger (VWF) / hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), and asbestos related diseases such as pleural thickening, asbestosis and mesothelioma.
- Mark acted for two of the victims of a serious train accident abroad, where the train derailed causing the deaths of several passengers and life changing injuries to many others. Mark’s first client was a retired lady who suffered significant physical, psychological and neurological injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, numerous broken bones and PTSD. His second client suffered a number of orthopaedic injuries, but in particular experienced significant psychological distress from the experience itself and from witnessing the fatal and serious injuries to those around him. Mark was able to secure early rehabilitation treatment for them both, aiding in their recovery, and ultimately negotiated settlements of £100,000 and £45,000 for his two clients respectively.
- Mark fought vigorously for a client who was left blind in one eye after a fight broke out at a nightclub. One of the assailants threw a glass bottle which missed its intended target, hit a wall where Mark’s client was sat and sent shards of glass into her eye. On his client’s behalf, Mark pursued both the nightclub and the security company who provided the door staff, and managed to obtain a Court Order for a significant compensation award.
- Mark acted for the family of a man who had contracted and died from mesothelioma, a fatal disease caused by asbestos. His former employer denied they were at fault for exposing him to asbestos, but after Mark issued proceedings against the employer in the High Court, Mark was able to negotiate a settlement for a sum near £60,000.
- Mark represented an elderly man with Parkinson’s disease and dementia who was injured when he was hit by a mobility scooter. The accident caused his dementia and Parkinson’s disease to be made worse, with a reduction in his life expectancy and a higher level of care required as a result. Mark was able to successfully negotiate a settlement of £40,000 for the claimant, which the Court later approved.
Outside the courtroom
When not in the office Mark enjoys Formula One, playing the guitar and travelling, with a particular love of Japan.