Mark London > Devonshires Solicitors LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Devonshires Solicitors LLP

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Mark is a partner and head of the construction and property services department at Devonshires. Mark specialises in dispute resolution and acts for registered providers of social housing, local authorities, private contractors, TMOs and construction professionals throughout the United Kingdom. In addition to advising on the full range of construction issues Mark also advises clients on all aspects of maintenance and repair and public procurement. Mark represents clients at adjudication, arbitration, mediation and litigation in both the Technology and Construction Courts and in High Courts. Mark has also represented clients who are being investigated or have been prosecuted under health and safety legislation and advises on all aspects of health and safety law in both the construction and care sectors. Mark has also acted for clients against their professional advisors including architects and employer’s agents in professional negligence. Mark’s practice area requires a detailed knowledge of all aspects of dispute resolution and he is responsible for drafting the full range of documentation required in the various dispute resolution forums. In addition to the purely contentious work, Mark also runs regular seminars and clinics for clients updating them on developments in dispute resolution within the construction industry along with other areas such as health and safety, the CDM Regulations and the Party Wall Act 1996. Mark London is ‘extremely knowledgeable and reassuringly experienced’ The Legal 500 2014.


Qualified New Zealand 1993; qualified UK 2001; Devonshires 2002; partner Devonshires 2006.


The Society for Construction Lawyers and the Health and Safety Lawyers Association.


Parkway College, Wellington, New Zealand.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Construction: contentious

Devonshires Solicitors LLP primarily caters to public and private developers of social housing and local authorities executing large-scale residential and mixed-use developments. The team handles post-Grenfell fire safety defects and latent defects in construction. Led by Mark London, the team represents a wide range of clients, including large-scale residential developers, main contractors, and specialist subcontractors, in various dispute resolution processes. Matthew Cocklin brings a wealth of experience in contentious construction work across various sectors, such as nuclear, civil engineering, and transportation.

London > Real estate > Construction: non-contentious

Devonshires Solicitors LLP engages in substantial work for social housing developers, local authorities, and private sector clients. Co-led by Asif Patel and Mark London, the group provides a breadth of services from initial planning to project completion. Patel specialises in strategic advice while London brings extensive experience with residential developers and contractors. Senior solicitor Sasha Pirbhai contributes expertise in contract negotiation, drafting, and handling distressed projects.