Mark Williams

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Before joining the Bar, Mark had a successful career at Lloyd’s of London, where he was a specialist in the North American reinsurance market for a leading international broking house. He travelled extensively and for a time was based in New York.

He later worked at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) as a member of the General Counsel’s department, and drafted the rules for the Financial Ombudsman Service. Mark was also seconded to HM Treasury where he worked in the Financial Services and Markets Act team.

Mark undertook a 12 month pupillage at 3 Verulam Buildings, a leading commercial/banking set, where he had wide-ranging exposure to insurance, banking, general commercial and professional negligence law. He has been a member of the chancery/commercial/property department since joining chambers in 2001.

He has represented parties at County and High Court Appellate level, in a variety of areas such as injunctions, boundary disputes, housing and possession claims, credit hire, nuisance, trespass and adverse possession and trust cases.

Mark has a particular interest and specialist knowledge in insurance and financial services related matters.

He is qualified to work on a direct access basis.

Visiting Lecturer on the Bar Professional Training Course at the University of the West of England

Additional areas of practice:


Personal Injury


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