Mark Deverell > Gorvins Solicitors > Stockport, England > Lawyer Profile

Gorvins Solicitors

Work Department

Commercial Litigation


Mark is the Firm’s Managing Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation. He has been named as one of the Legal 500’s leading lawyers since 2015 to the present day. He specialises in commercial litigation, acting on behalf of both businesses and their principal shareholders and directors. Most of his work being contractual, shareholder, and partnership disputes. With an exceptionally strong client base many of whom have been with him for a considerable length of time and excellent knowledge in all aspects of commercial litigation, he is recognised for his practical approach and to see the commerciality of a case very early on. Mark is also a trained mediator and fully believes in the benefit of ADR to get to the real issue of a case, quickly and in a cost-effective way.


Joined and trained at Smith Fort and Symonds in 1992 before qualifying in 1994. Smith Forts merged with Gorvin Kenyon in 1998 before becoming Gorvins Solicitors in 2002.


Poynton County High School, 1981 – 1988; University of Northumbria 1988 – 1991; LPC at University of Northumbria 1992.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

Gorvins Solicitors often acts for insolvency practitioners to collect debts on behalf of liquidators and administrators and recovery of monies due under guarantees. Mark Deverell heads the team, handling debts relating to the provision of bulk chemical supplies. David Guest is a name to note, specialising in both corporate and personal insolvency. Senior associate Danielle Clements offers expertise in contentious probate matters, whilst associate Sunita Patel has experience dealing with multi-track claims and debt collection out of jurisdiction.

North West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West

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Mark DeverellGorvins Solicitors

Gorvins Solicitors is known particularly for its company commercial and partnership litigation expertise, with the firm receiving regular instruction from both corporations and shareholders. The team is also noted for its strong insolvency disputes offering; practice head Mark Deverell is highly regarded in this area, as is the rest of the group, particularly David Guest. Guy Lightowler – whose expertise extends to international mandates, and whose client base consequently includes both major local and multinational names – completes the roster of core practitioners.

North West > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Gorvins Solicitors is able to provide a blend of individual insolvency work, primarily representing directors in fraud cases, and corporate clients in wind-up proceedings. Mark Deverell, David Guest and Paul Lupton lead the Stockport-based team, respectively advising on litigation, personal insolvency and corporate insolvency matters.

North West > Insurance > Professional negligence

Gorvins Solicitors defends complex professional negligence and liability claims against legal professionals, surveyors, valuers, architects, accountants and insurance brokers. Co-heads Mark Deverell and Guy Lightowler are regularly instructed in professional negligence matters primarily concerning legal advisors and surveyors. David Guest completes the management team.