Mark Abbott > Reeds Solicitors > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Reeds Solicitors
3rd Floor
20 Farringdon Street

Work Department

Complex Crime Team




Mark is a solicitor and Crown Court litigator at Reeds. He is also an accredited and experienced Court and Police Station duty solicitor, and joined the firm in 2016 from Blaser Mills LLP, where he was a Partner and Head of the Crime Department.

In recent years, Mark has been instructed by both professional and lay-clients in London and across the country as a result of his substantial expertise and stellar reputation for representing those charged with some of the most serious, high profile and complex cases.  Mark was individually selected to represent a number of those arrested under Operation Elveden and Operation Weeting, including a News International Editor charged in connection with Operation Elveden. He represented the Defendant in the country’s first double-jeopardy re-trial for murder, and has also represented suspects accused of terrorism offences.

He is frequently sought out to advise individuals seeking to appeal convictions arising from cases in the Crown Court, predominantly for murder, and his current cases in that regard include those convicted of some of the most notorious murder cases in the country.

Mark has extensive experience and notable success in representing clients accused of serious offences such as murder, firearms, drugs and money laundering offences; and has built up an enviable reputation in defending those involved in gang related crimes, with great success.  Despite the severity and complexity of the cases Mark deals with, he is always approachable and always makes himself available to his clients and his team. He is equally at ease representing clients in cases of a sensitive nature, including historical sexual allegations against senior school staff, and against members of the public. Mark takes pride in providing a “platinum service” to his clients, and consistently delivers advice to them in a clear and concise manner.


English, German

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general

Reeds Solicitors focuses on criminal defence, prison law, and mental health, and has a strong reputation for their ‘fantastic client service‘. The firm’s overall crime offering is led by Oxford-based Stuart Matthews and Julian Richards, while solicitor advocate Neil Williams, who joined from Rahman Ravelli in July 2021, leads the team in London. Mark Abbott, who was promoted to partner in January 2022, has experience across murder, firearms, drugs and money laundering offences, and is praised for his ‘full commitment to the cause in every case.