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Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
FOUNTAIN COURT, STEELHOUSE LANE
BIRMINGHAM
B4 6DR
England

Work Department

Chancery and Commercial Dispute Resolution

Position

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.

Career

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

Languages

Can read French

Memberships

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

Education

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 expertise at every level in professional negligence and represents a wide range of professional bodies, insurers, and individuals, both as claimants and defendants. David Mitchell regularly handles professional negligence claims, particularly disputes concerning real property and cases concerning trusts and estates. Mark Anderson KC and Stephen Goodfellow specialise in professional negligence claims against solicitors, barristers, and surveyors.

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

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Mark Anderson KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Mark is exceptionally sharp, calm, and rational. He is able to devise very good strategies and gives clients a real reassuring presence.’

No5 Barristers Chambers is an ‘excellent set’ with ‘super-wide coverage’ of all contentious and non-contentious matters, including probate, estate administration, trusts, and taxation. Mark Anderson KC recently handled a shareholder dispute concerning the ownership and management of a business empire worth over £50m and is known for his ‘patient style of advocacy’. Alexander Heylin successfully represented a claimant, a Russian company, in a claim above £3m against an English LLP. Experts in inheritance and property matters, Samir Amin and Jason Perrin are notable names at the junior end of chambers.

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Mark Anderson KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Mark is very affable, exceptionally sharp, calm, rational, and has a real gravitas. He is able to devise very good strategies and provides clients with a really reassuring presence.’ 

The ‘strong and able’ real estate team of No5 Barristers’ Chambers works across the whole spectrum of commercial property and residential issues for developers, private individuals, and a wide range of other local and national businesses. Mark Anderson KC is known for his tactical awareness and recently handled a partnership and shareholder dispute concerning the ownership and management of caravan sites, a business valued at more than £50m. David Taylor is praised for his ‘ability to control the courtroom’ and worked on a dispute concerning the powers of executors and trustees of land to dispose of a high-value farm in Snowdonia, without consulting beneficiaries.

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Mark Anderson KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is ‘an approachable and go-to chambers’. The team has ‘numerous commercial barristers at different levels’ who regularly instruct in all types of business disputes. Mark Anderson KC was recently instructed on a matter related to government funds for apprenticeship training. Mohammed Zaman KC is currently representing a petitioner in shareholders unfair prejudice petitions involving shareholding property exceeding £20m. In July 2022 Shakil Najib was appointed to the circuit bench.

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Company and insolvency

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Mark Anderson KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Mark has a knack for getting to the crux of a complex case quickly. He also has an ability to explain complex and nuanced issues with simplicity and clarity. He is a go-to leader for any complex, high value commercial matter.’ 

No5 Barrister’ Chambers is an ‘excellent all-round chambers with plenty of ability at all levels’  handles significant high-value and complex cases in the Midlands. Mark Anderson KC recently acted in a partnership and shareholder dispute of the ownership and management of a business empire worth in excess of £50m in the Court of Appeal. Mohammed Zaman KC is recommended for his ‘excellent legal skills and depth of experience in advising and appearing in commercial disputes’. Alexander Heylin successfully defended a claim from the liquidator against an insurance broker and his company for £3m concerning an alleged Ponzi scheme. In July 2022 Shakil Najib was appointed to the circuit bench.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Mark Anderson KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Very calm and measured, Mark is a very experienced and reassuring presence inspiring immediate confidence from clients.  Easy to work with.’