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Mark Cotter KC
‘Has grown as a relatively new KC into an absolute foundation for any high-profile or complex criminal case. Throws everything into the case, and it consumes him for that period. He is easy to work with and is excellent on his feet, with jurors, judge and opponent. I have seen juries eat from his palm.’
THE LEGAL 500 2021
Mark’s principal specialisms are in business and financial crime (including asset recovery and confiscation) as well as sexual allegations and homicide. In relation to business crime, he regularly advises and represents company directors and corporates who face investigation and/or issues around regulatory compliance. In addition, he regularly defends and prosecutes general crime at the very highest level, with a particular emphasis on homicide and sexual allegations. A significant amount of his work involves cases where reputational issues are at stake. Mark has, for many years, been ranked in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 as a leader in the field of crime at the London Bar.
Mark is an approachable and modern K.C. sought after for his trial expertise and advisory work. He is known for his work ethic, case theory and a relentless attention to detail. He is jury friendly, an excellent communicator and adept with the latest technology (an increasingly important factor in modern investigations). This skill set has been instrumental in Mark’s success in his chosen areas of work. Apart from dealing with the most complex of cases, Mark also acts in cases where significant reputational issues are at stake. In this regard he has extensive experience of successfully advising and representing high net worth individuals who have come under investigation. This includes medics, lawyers, accountants, professional sportspeople and those working in the arts. Further details in relation to specific areas of Mark’s practice are set out below.
Mark is regularly instructed to provide second opinions in relation to proposed appeals against conviction and sentence. He is also experienced in cases involving regulatory and disciplinary issues and has significant experience of acting and advising in cases of Judicial Review.
What the legal directories say about Mark Cotter KC:
‘Has grown as a relatively new QC into an absolute foundation for any high-profile or complex criminal case. Throws everything into the case, and it consumes him for that period. He is easy to work with and is excellent on his feet, with jurors, judge and opponent. I have seen juries eat from his palm.’
THE LEGAL 500 2021
“A powerful barrister with a real courtroom presence. He gets to critical points quickly and is excellent on strategy.”
Chambers & Partners 2021.
“Exceptionally thorough at preparing cases and is a master of detail. He is an engaging, direct advocate who has an excellent manner with the judiciary”
‘ A commanding presence in the courtroom. ’
Legal 500 2020.
‘Able to turn his hand to any area of criminal law to get the best result for his clients.’
Legal 500 2017.
Mark was called to the Bar in 1994.
Mark took Silk in 2017.
Appointed Recorder – September 2019.
- South Eastern Circuit.
- Wales and Chester Circuit.
- Criminal Bar Association.
- Fraud Lawyers Association.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2 (Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3
Mark Cotter KC – 5 St Andrews Hill ‘Mark has a forensic attention to detail and an in-depth knowledge in particular in relation to matters concerning disclosure and Public Interest Immunity applications.’