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Old Square Chambers

Chambers of Mark Sutton QC

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Mark Sutton QC

Work 020 7269 0300
Old Square Chambers (Chambers of Mark Sutton QC)


Mark Sutton QC's practice spans employment disputes, professional regulatory cases and hearings before disciplinary panels. He routinely appears before civil courts, employment tribunals, professional disciplinary panels and internal inquiries. He is regarded as the Bar’s foremost expert on disciplinary procedures in the healthcare sector, providing advice and representation to practitioners, NHS Trusts and government agencies. He represents practitioners in substantial fitness to practise hearings before the MPTS and other regulatory bodies. He routinely undertakes judicial reviews and statutory appeals. Mark has acted as leading counsel in two successful Supreme Court appeals determining the scope of pre-emptive and financial remedies in disciplinary proceedings, and has appeared in most of the recent cases before the High Court and appellate courts which have developed the law in this area. Mark has extensive experience of all aspects of employment law. He advises clients, both corporate and individual, in disputes involving healthcare, education, financial services, local authorities and the police. Mark has appeared before the higher appellate courts in several landmark employment cases. He is described as ‘one of the few excellent lawyers to have equal footing in employment law and regulatory law. He is profoundly knowledgeable and the sort of person who would inspire confidence in any judge." Mark is Head of Chambers at Old Square Chambers and a Bencher of the Middle Temple.


Industrial Law Society; ELBA; ELA.


BA Hons Dip Law.

London Bar


Within: Leading Silks

Mark Sutton QC - Old Square Chambers ‘ With a calm exterior he holds court and will sway the bench towards his submissions. ’

Within: Employment

Old Square Chambers' 'expertise in employment law issues is second to none and it has good coverage at all levels', say instructing solicitors, who also note how members are 'very knowledgeable about the NHS and the health sector'. Mark Sutton QC represented the appellant in the Agarwal v Cardiff University regarding the scope of the Employment Tribunal's jurisdiction in unpaid wages claims. Among John Hendy QC's highlights was the high-profile gig economy case of R (IWGB) v Central Arbitration Committee and RooFoods in which a judicial review was sought on the grounds that denial of the opportunity for Deliveroo couriers, who have been found to not be workers, to bargain collectively is a breach of Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Within: Leading Silks

Mark Sutton QC - Old Square Chambers ‘ A silk with a very clear and measured advocacy style. ’

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