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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 offers advise to a range of clients, including public and private developers, local authorities and private sector clients. It is particularly well known for its strength in social housing and residential and mixed-used development matters. Mark London leads the team, and has strong expertise in fire safety and building defect claims for high rise buildings across the UK, alongside Matthew Cocklin . Meanwhile, Michael Wharfe focuses on disputes in commercial, insurance, engineering and construction matters.

London > Real estate > Social housing: local authorities and registered providers

Devonshires Solicitors LLP fields ‘a wide range of experienced partners who can assist with matters that arise across the affordable housing and RP sectors‘. The team acts for a plethora of housing associations and registered providers on social housing issues and can and boasts ‘great strength in terms of areas of expertise and levels of experience‘. Andrew Cowan specialises in banking and governance work in the social housing sector. ‘FantasticDonna McCarthy heads the housing management and property litigation team and is particularly experienced in acting in public law, human rights, and Equality Act challenges, while Sharon Kirkham heads the property charging work. The cross-departmental team also features banking specialist Julian Barker, dispute resolution lawyer James Dunn, construction specialist Mark London as well as Triya Maicha, Neil Toner and Jonathan Corris, who head the real estate and projects team. The unit was further strengthened with the arrivals of Matthew Waters and Katie Fung. Former housing management and property head Nick Billingham retired in April 2022 but continues to support the team on a consultancy basis.