Mark Cotter K.C. (Door Tenant)


Name: Mark Cotter K.C. (Door Tenant)
Position: Barrister
Year of Call: 1994

Mark took silk in 2017, following a highly successful career as a junior specialising in serious and heavy crime (both for the prosecution and the defence). He undertakes a significant amount of private work and has, for many years, been ranked in Chambers and Partners as a leader in the field of crime at the London Bar. Mark is also ranked in the Legal 500 as a leading individual in the field of crime at the London Bar.

‘‘Has grown as a relatively new KC into an absolute foundation for any high-profile or complex criminal case. Throws everything into the case, and it consumes him for that period. He is easy to work with and is excellent on his feet, with jurors, judge and opponent. I have seen juries eat from his palm.’ – Legal 500 2021

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Mark is a specialist in the field of criminal defence and has extensive experience in all areas of criminal work, from murder to money laundering. His particular areas of expertise include acting in cases involving homicide, fraud and serious sexual offending. Prior to taking silk, Mark led in numerous heavy fraud cases, multi-handed conspiracies and cases involving the most serious sexual offences. He has extensive experience of prosecuting and defending intelligence-led operations that raise difficult issues relating to disclosure and public interest immunity.

Mark is also experienced in cases involving regulatory and disciplinary issues and has significant experience of acting and advising in cases of Judicial Review.

In addition to maintaining a high-end defence practice Mark was, at the time of taking silk, admitted to the CPS list at the highest grade (Grade 4) and the Serious Fraud Office list at the highest grade (the ‘A’ list). Mark has extensive experience of prosecuting cases involving serious violence and homicide, allegations of conspiracy and substantial and complex fraud. This includes dealing with cases raising highly complex disclosure issues, including the most sensitive of intelligence material.

Mark’s experience in relation to serious sexual offending is vast. His profile includes expertise in advising and defending professional athletes, including Premiership and Championship footballers. Mark has also developed substantial expertise in cases where medical professionals are accused of sexual offending within a clinical setting. He has represented eminent consultant surgeons across the country in this regard. His success within this area of work is well established.

Mark’s experience in cases involving drug conspiracies is also particularly extensive, including issues relating to public interest immunity and covert surveillance.

Mark’s client care, attention to detail and disciplined work ethic led him to be instructed to act as a leading junior on countless occasions prior to his taking silk. He is consistently in demand with many of the most reputable firms of solicitors in the country.

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