Mr Mark Rhind KC > Exchange Chambers > Manchester, England > Barrister Profile

Exchange Chambers
M3 3NW

Work Department

Criminal; Regulatory


Mark specialises in criminal and regulatory work. His criminal work chiefly consists of fraud (carousel and eBay), money laundering, confiscation and asset recovery, homicide, large gangland conspiracies, armed robberies and drugs conspiracies. He is a Category 4 Prosecutor and is certified to prosecute offences of rape and other serious sexual offences. Mark has been involved for some time in representing those involved in motoring matters from fatal RTAs to cases in the lower court.

Mark has particular experience in regulatory healthcare work and so frequently represents healthcare professionals who are interested parties after a death in hospital or other institution. He is conversant with hospital practice and procedures and is able to deal with cases involving complex medical issues. Mark is currently instructed in a number of inquests including cases which have attracted nationwide publicity.

He is also experienced in defending a wide variety of cases prosecuted by the Environmental Agency, in particular those involving the owners/directors of waste management companies and farms.


Called 1989; Silk 2021; ARDL and Recorder (2009); Category 4 Prosecutor; VHCC Panel


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Mark Rhind KC – Exchange Chambers ‘He is highly professional, an exceptionally good lawyer equally adept in written and oral work. He is an effective and fearless advocate who advances his client’s case to the absolute maximum. If I was ever in trouble I’d want him to act for me!

Exchange Chambers is praised as a ‘veritable Northern powerhouse’ with an ‘array of highly-respected practitioners’. The crime team in chambers defends and prosecutes at all levels, covering the entire spectrum of serious crime, including murder, financial crime, alleged serious sexual offending and drug offences. The set is home to John Jones KC, who has a thriving practice working exclusively for the defence in serious crime, fraud, money laundering, and insider trading cases; he acted for the defendant in a gangland murder case concerning the execution-style murder of a rival drug dealer in a public street in broad daylight in Liverpool. Gordon Cole KC has a well-established and varied practice, having acted in murder and manslaughter cases, and Ben Myers KC has substantial expertise in high-value fraud and money laundering cases. The set also houses Richard Littler KC, who has significant experience in cases concerning terrorism, fraud, and organised crime – he is acting for a defendant in a drug importation case stemming from the interception of 350kg of cocaine, 90kg of heroin and 150kg of cannabis. Mark Rhind KC is strong in high-value MTIC and tax fraud cases. Imran Shafi KC also primarily defends in serious and high-profile cases regarding murder, terrorism, and drug conspiracies – he represented a woman who was acquitted on charges concerning her alleged membership of an extreme-right group planning violence using, among others, 3D-printed firearms. Turning to the set’s juniors, David Birrell was sole counsel for a defendant who played a leading role in a case concerning the supply of 180kg of Class A drugs, involving a significant amount of Encrochat evidence. James MacAdam was appointed to the circuit bench in September 2023 as was Ian Harris in October 2023.