Mark Whiting > Capsticks LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Capsticks LLP
SW19 4DR

Work Department

Dispute resolution.


Mark heads Capsticks professional regulatory sector team. Since qualifying in 2001, he has acted for a number of national regulatory bodies as well as acting for NHS bodies in their roles as local regulators.

As Head of Sector Mark has overall responsibility for, and strategic overview of our work for all our regulatory clients. He has hands-on experience of conducting sensitive and complex fitness to practise cases, and he oversees statutory appeals and judicial reviews. Mark also provides advice to regulatory clients on a broad range of issues including the implementation of new policy and guidance, discrete areas of complex law and practice, statutory interpretation and ways to improve processes.

Mark has led on the development and implementation of a bespoke case management system for our work for regulators. This enables us to deliver state of the art management information to monitor the progress of cases and has ensured that cases are prepared to meet and exceed contractual key performance indicators.


Trained Capsticks; qualified 2001; partner 2009 to date.


Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.


University College London (1995 BA Joint Honours, English and History of Art).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Professional discipline

Capsticks LLP‘s approximately 80-strong regulatory division recently conducted over 400 professional disciplines in a 12-month period, including in the healthcare, police and legal services sectors; and the practice has grown significantly through its April 2021 recruitment of a highly experienced team from Bates Wells, comprising partner Nicole Curtis, a healthcare, veterinary and equine expert, consultants Katrina Wingfield and Geoffrey Hudson, and associate Neil Wilks. Mark Whiting has overall responsibility for the team’s work with recently acquired client Social Work England, while James Penry-Davey leads the regulatory team. Other highly rated practitioners are Nimi Bruce, who specialises in sexual misconduct cases; Hugh Giles, a former director of legal services at the Metropolitan Police Service; SRA expert Mark Rogers; and Kate Steele, who supervises professional disciplinary investigations on behalf of regulatory bodies. Legal director Ian Brook and associates Anna HoldsworthKeziah Pearson and Jenny Wood are also experienced advisers.