5 Essex Court

Mark Thomas

Call 2006

‘He provides a first-class service at all times.’
Legal 500 2020

Mark specialises in police law, inquests, public/administrative law and employment claims. He is recognised as a leading junior in the Legal 500 and acts for police forces as well as a range of clients in both the public and private sectors. His practice includes cases which are commercially or politically sensitive, often involving issues of public interest immunity or media coverage.

Clients say that Mark provides “an energetic and positive presence”, is “thoroughly well prepared” and has “a reassuring and positive manner with witnesses”.

Mark read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at New College, Oxford. Prior to becoming a barrister, he worked for several international investment banks. This business experience enables him to bring clear commercial acumen to his advice and advocacy.

Mark has served as a judicial intern at the Federal Court of Australia to Justice Nicholson and Justice French, the former Chief Justice of Australia.