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Mark Fitzgibbon

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Hill Dickinson LLP

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Commercial and intellectual property team


A partner and head of the commercial and intellectual property team, Mark is an expert in commercial contracting requirements across all aspects of the supply chain including public procurement advisory work.

Mark trained in the city, qualifying in 1994, and has been at the firm since 2010, before which he was a partner at Cobbetts for 12 years in the commercial and projects team.

Since 1998, Mark has been a trustee on the board of three charities within the Big Life Group (incorporating Big Issue in the North) and, since 2009, has also been chair of those boards. In addition, he has been a council member of the Manchester Law Society since 2014.

Mark specialises in:

  • Supply chain management commercial contract structuring and negotiation
  • Public procurement advisory work (for providers and commissioners)
  • Health sector contracting and commissioning
  • Charity formations and governance


Trained Rowe & Maw, qualified 1994, assistant 1994-96; assistant solicitor Slater Heelis 1996-98; solicitor Cobbetts 1998-99, associate solicitor 1999-2001, partner 2001-2010; partner Hill Dickinson 2011 to present. Appointed director of charity companies within Big Life Group (2000); appointed chair of all charity boards of Big Life Group (2006) – chair of board for Big Issue in the North Trust, Self Help Services and Big Life Centres. Members of the Council of the Manchester Law Society.


French (spoken), Spanish (spoken).


Procurement Lawyers Association; Charity Law Association.


St Peters RC Comprehensive School, Middlesbrough (1985); St Marys RC Sixth Form College, Middlesbrough (1987); University of Essex (1990 LLB (Hons) Law); College of Law, York (LSFE 2nd Class Hons).


Tennis, skiing, hiking, cinema, art, music, travel, photography, cat-lover.

North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Within: Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Hill Dickinson LLP ’s corporate team specialises in equity capital markets and M&A transactions, as well as private equity mandates. Ian Gillis, who heads the corporate team and is noted for equity capital markets and private company transactions, advised Ultimate Products on its £105m IPO on the main market of the LSE alongside Jonathan Gillow . Ian Riggs  advised the shareholders of Active Supply Holdings on its sale to IESA. The ‘highly recommended’ David Mkhitarian advised North Edge Capital on its £20m investment in Cubic Motion and advised Waterland Capital Private Equity on its £20m first direct UK investment in Gas Tag. Mark Fitzgibbon heads the commercial and IP team, which recently welcomed Tracey Sheehan  from Dentons as head of telecoms. Cenkos Securities, Foresight Group, Stobart Group and Kuehne + Nagel are also clients.

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