Mark Blunden > Boyes Turner > Reading, England > Lawyer Profile

Boyes Turner

Work Department

Corporate and commercial (commercial and technology)


He leads the Boyes Turner Corporate & Technology team providing guidance to facilitate client’s aspirational growth. He enjoys a regarded international practice and has expertise developed over the last 20 years advising businesses entering new markets and facilitating growth internationally. Marks practice sees him and his team advising on strategic corporate transactions, complex commercial relationships and intellectual property. 

Mark is an experienced General Counsel who has the experience to act as a single point of contact for select client’s whose needs extend beyond the UK. Marks extensive legal network enables him and his team to fulfil client’s legal needs across the EMEA region and worldwide.

Mark’s clients range from fast growing domestic business to many international brands.  


South African born, Mark originally qualified as an English barrister and South African advocate before working as an in-house lawyer. He joined Boyes Turner in 1998 and became a partner in 2002. Mark has also previously run his own business.


Law Society – England & Wales

English Bar – Barrister (Non-Practising)

Irish Law Society – Solicitor

Cape Bar – Advocate


You will find Mark gardening in his acre garden or training and working his flat coated retrievers. He is also a keen equestrian and conservationist.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

A regional office with international reach, Boyes Turner advises foreign and domestic clients, particularly players in the tech and healthcare industry, and has a unique specialism in the water sector, an area of focus for Chris Dobson‘s M&A practice. Former US lawyer Kate Eavis leads the team alongside Mark Blunden and focuses on venture and development capital as well as reorganizations. Blunden heads up the firm’s international practice and has a strong focus on the tech sector.

South East > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Mark BlundenBoyes Turner

From Reading with an international reach, Boyes Turner has particular expertise in advising media, publishing, and tech clients on their IP as well as acting for foreign law firms on IP matters. The international aspect of the practice is lead by department head Mark Blunden who is additionally renowned for issues arising in commercialization of IP. On the contentious side, Stephen Baker comes particularly recommended. Further noteworthy is the firm’s knowledge in the water sector. Helen Dobson has recently returned to the firm and advises on a broad range of IP matters. They are further joined by Troy Maung, who, like Dobson, joined from an in-house position.

South East > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

(Hall of Fame)

Mark BlundenBoyes Turner

A go-to firm for software-related issues as well as its general IT practice, Boyes Turner handles both local and international matters, and has an extensive data protection offering. Practice head Mark Blunden frequently leads the EMEA projects of large international tech companies such as the firm’s representation of Culligan International. Complementary to Blunden, Kate Eavis advises on venture capital and M&A transactions in the IT space, whereas Rowan Turrall is an experienced litigator, handling disputes. Highly active associate Helen Dobson brings first-hand experience in the telecoms sector to the practice.