Mr Mark Ainsworth > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers
L2 9XX

Work Department

Criminal; Regulatory


Mark has an extensive criminal and regulatory practice involving both prosecution and defence work. He is regularly instructed in large and complex fraud cases in cases involving homicide, drugs, firearms, sexual offences, fraud and health and safety.

He is a Category 4 Prosecutor on the Attorney General’s list for the Northern Circuit. He is also authorised to prosecute rape and other sexual offences.

Mark also regularly represents professionals in disciplinary proceedings, and he has also been instructed in proceedings on appeal to the Divisional Court. Mark is routinely instructed in cases involving General Practitioners, Consultant Anaesthetists, Consultant Gynaecologists and Consultant Pathologists. Mark also represents the interests of doctors whose performance has been the subject of scrutiny during an inquest in the Coroner’s Court. He has experienced of variety of such proceedings, including an Inquest into the death of a patient detained under the Mental Health Act.


Called 1992; Recorder (2008)


  • Criminal Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Mark AinsworthExchange ChambersGreat with difficult clients.

Exchange Chambers is home to one of the strongest criminal teams in the region, with barristers regularly appearing in serious and complex cases. According to one client, the set ‘has some real quality barristers and great strength in depth‘, a sentiment which was echoed by several others, who praised the sets ‘great ability to provide alternative counsel‘ even at short notice. High-profile instructions include Gordon Cole QC‘s representation of England cricketer Ben Stokes, who was acquitted of charges of affray concerning what the defence argued was Stokes’ and a team-mate’s intervention in a homophobic attack. Among the juniors, Mark Ainsworth was instructed as the leading junior in a three month trial to prosecuted the Liverpool-based Fernhill Gang, who supplied class A drugs within the city. David Potter was appointed to the circuit bench.