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Having studied at Trent Polytechnic and Chester College of Law, Mark qualified as a solicitor in 1982.
Initially working for the CPS prosecuting for the Crown in Magistrates Courts, Mark then went on to form his own law firm, Butler, Chaplin, Fielding in Nottingham. In 1993 he then moved to another law firm in Nottingham where he headed up the PI Department. He also performed duties as the Complaints Partner and latterly as that firms COLP.
Mark joined Hilary Meredith Solicitors in April 2013 working mainly from the London office where he specialises in Military claims involving brain injuries, spinal injuries and lower limb amputations. He has a particular interest in parachuting cases, adventurous training cases and incidents where ‘Combat Immunity’ is concerned.
Mark previously successfully acted for 19 claimants injured as a result of a large scale military parachuting accident in Sardinia. He also acted on the first Periodic Payments Order case in Nottingham County Court and was involved in the Check Point Blue 25 Inquest involving a ‘green on blue’ incident in Afghanistan.
Marks’s military background has given him a greater understanding of the losses that can be suffered as a result of injuries sustained whilst serving in the Armed Forces. He joined the Territorial Army in 1976, retiring in 1998 in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel as the Commanding Officer of 3WFR. He then spent 2 years as Commandant of Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force. As such Mark has a good understanding of the military ethos.
Mark is married with 2 children and in his spare time he enjoys watching his son play rugby, his daughter play netball, horse riding, game and clay shooting and mountain biking.
Founder member of APIL’s Military Special Interest Group
Royal British Legion and Headley Court Solicitors Groups
Thomas More Society