Mark Anderson KC > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > Birmingham, England > Barrister Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
B4 6DR

Work Department

Chancery and Commercial Dispute Resolution


Mark Anderson QC has a wide-ranging practice covering business and property disputes of all kinds. He specialises in particular in company and partnership disputes (including share and business sale agreements) and in the professional negligence of lawyers, accountants and valuers. He also has expertise in a wide range of fields from commercial property, financial services, intellectual property, defamation in the business arena and competition law.

Mark sits as a Judge of the High Court (Chancery Division) having been authorised by the Chancellor under section 9(1) of the Senior Courts Act 1981.

Cases include Barking & Dagenham LB v Persons Unknown [2021] EWHC 1201 (QB); Gracie v Rose [2019] EWHC 1176 (Ch); Angola v Perfectbit Limited [2018] EWHC 965 (Comm); Bruce v TTA Management [2018] EWHC 2718 (Ch); Fundo Soberano de Angola v Dos Santos [2018] EWHC 2199 (Comm); West Bromwich Commercial Ltd v Unadkat [2018] EWHC 469 (Comm); O’Connor v BSB [2017] UKSC 78; Barratt v Treatt plc [2015] EWCA Civ 116; Ghura v Dalal [2015]EWHC 605 (Ch); Palmer v Muir [2014] EWCA Civ 309; Adams v Allen & Overy [2014] EWHC 53 (Ch); Coppage v Freedom Security Solutions [2013] EWCA Civ 1176; Ramzan v Brookwide Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 985; [2012] 1 All E.R. 903; [2011] 2 P. & C.R. 22; [2011] N.P.C. 95; Summers v Havard [2011] EWCA Civ 764; [2011] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 283; Delaney v Chen [2010] EWCA Civ 1455; [2011] B.P.I.R. 39; Bailey v Wood [2009] EWHC 363 (Ch); Finning UK Limited v Inveresk [2007] EWCA Civ 1563; Chater v Mortgage Agency Services Limited [2003] HLR 61; [2004] 1 P & CR 4; [2003] 15 EG 138 (CS); (2003) 147 SJLB 417; [2003] NPC 48; [2003] 2 P & CR DG9; Lowe v Guise [2002] QB 136; [2002] 3 All ER 454; Sutherland v Hatton [2002] 2 All ER 1; [2002] ICR 613; [2002] IRLR 263; [2002] Emp LR 288; [2002] PIQR P21; Lawrence v Chief Constable [2000] PIQR Q349; Birmingham Joinery Ltd v Phillips (1999, CA); Monnington v Bonnells Elecrical Contractors Ltd (1999, CA); Mansfield v Weetabix [1998] 1 WLR 1263; [1998] RTR 390; [1997] PIQR P526; Friend & Co v Lee & Jackson (1998, CA); PSM International v Whitehouse [1993] IRLR 279; Mills v Silver [1991] Ch 271.


Called to the Bar 1983; Recorder 2002; QC 2010; authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge, Chancery Division, 2013.


Can read French


Chancery Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association; Midland Chancery & Commercial Bar Association (Chairman 2011 – 2015).


BA (Oxon).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Mark Anderson KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers

No5 Barristers’ Chambers offers advice on professional negligence matters to a wide range of clients, including professional bodies, insurers and individuals. The group regularly represents these clients before the High Court and other fora. David Mitchell’s practice focuses on disputes related to real property and trusts and estates work, while the duo of Mark Anderson KC and Stephen Goodfellow have significant expertise in handling claims against lawyers, surveyors, insurance brokers and accountants.

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Mark Anderson KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is ‘a solid set’ and is ‘well respected for its breadth of counsel with a good range of support and training in commercial litigation’. The team handles a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including company, shareholder and partnership disputes, and civil fraud. Mark Anderson KC is currently representing a shareholder in Krishna Holdco Limited v Gowrie Holdings Limited, an unfair prejudice petition involving shares valued at £106m. Mohammed Zaman KC has expertise in advising on shareholder disputes and directors duty cases.

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Mark Anderson KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Mark is a calm and clear advocate.’

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Company and insolvency

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Mark Anderson KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is a ‘strong set’, offering broad-ranging expertise across shareholder and partnership disputes, breaches of fiduciary duties, derivative claims, directors’ disqualification proceedings, unfair prejudice petitions and corporate insolvency. Of late, Mark Anderson KC is acting for the defendant’s main shareholder in a shareholder dispute brought by a claimant alleging fraud of shares amounting to £106m, while Mohammed Zaman KC is representing a petitioner in shareholders’ unfair prejudice petitions concerning the petitioner’s shareholding in the company exceeding £20m.

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Mark Anderson KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is praised for its ‘great strength in depth’ when it comes to advising on the full spectrum of property law, including both commercial and residential sites. Mark Anderson KC has longstanding experience of handling property disputes and is currently acting in a high-value dispute, Loveridge v Loveridge, related to the ownership and management of caravan sites, in the Court of Appeal. Louise Corfield is praised for her ‘concise and direct advice’ and secured a successful settlement in Bradshaw v Bradshaw, a complex land ownership case. The ‘calm and brilliant’ advocate David Taylor has significant expertise in handling landlord and tenant-related matters. Tony Watkin has joined the team.

London Bar > Company

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Mark Anderson KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘A go-to counsel for large claims, he provides razor-sharp analysis and clarity in his advice.’

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Mark Anderson KCNo5 Barristers’ ChambersRazor-sharp analysis and clarity provided within his advice. Delivered with complete calmness and always finds the answers. Mark is very responsive and works very collaboratively.’