I joined Smith Partnership as a trainee solicitor in March 2011, after successfully completing the Legal Practice Course at the prestigious Nottingham Law School, achieving a Distinction.
In March 2013, I qualified as a solicitor after completing training seats in both private client and commercial departments.
As a solicitor in the Company & Commercial Department, I am based in our Derby office, although I travel to all of our offices across the East Midlands to meet clients.
On the corporate side, I work alongside Head of Department, Fraser Cunningham, on a range of transactions, including:
My commercial work sees me advise a wide range of clients on all aspects of commercial contracts including franchise agreements, terms and conditions and distribution/introducer agreements.
Outside of the office I am a keen sportsman. Once a regular footballer, I have now transferred my efforts into lowering my golf handicap and walking my labradoodle, Maggie.
Mark at a glance…
2011: Joins Smith Partnership as a trainee solicitor
2013: Qualifies as a solicitor
2017: Promoted to Associate