AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Mark joined Kings Chambers in September 2019, completing his pupillage in planning law under the supervision of Sarah Reid, Antony Gill and Jonathan Easton.
Mark is developing practice across all areas of planning, highways and licensing and has taken an active interest in Local Authority and infrastructure work. He has assisted at large public enquiries, has experience defending applications for judicial review and has been involved with enforcement proceedings.
Recently, Mark has advised on the Government’s call-in procedures and represented a private client in an enforcement and s78 appeal hearing which concerned highway safety and the planning merits of renewable fuels.
Before joining chambers, Mark completed an engineering degree before qualifying as a teacher and investment manager. Mark enjoys drawing upon his engineering and commercial background when dealing with technical planning matters.
Year of Call: 2019
UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA)
Society of Construction Law (SCL)
Bar Professional Training Course
Graduate Diploma in Law – Distinction
Qualified Teacher Status
Foundations of Leadership - Imperial College London
Level 3 Certificate in Investment (Securities, Derivatives and Regulation) - Securities and Investment Institute
MEng University of Oxford (Trinity College) – Double First
BPP University Bar Training Course Excellence Scholarship
Lincoln’s Inn Lord Denning Scholarship
Lincoln’s Inn Hardwicke Scholarship
Trinity College Finals Prize
Corus Award for Highest Finals Practical Result
Trinity College Millard Scholar
Trinity College Millard Exhibitioner
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Mark Howells and Nick Taylor join Kings Chambers
John Hunter and Mark Howells are due to appear in the Supreme Court on Tuesday in the matter of “Marcus Dill -v- SOSHCLG & Stratford-on-Avon District Council – UKSC/2009/1”
Sam Karim QC & Aisling Campbell involved in the appeal to overturn landmark Court of Protection judgment
Property Pick & Mix 2021
Postponed: Adult Social Care Law Conference
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