Mark Connor > Chambers of Richard Norton > Chester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Norton
St John's Buildings

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Mark is a criminal law specialist. He is a Grade 4 Prosecutor and is on the Wales and the Northern circuit panels for serious crime and rape and serious sexual offences.

Mark’s experience covers a broad spectrum of criminal offences both for the defence and prosecution including murder, manslaughter, serious offences of violence, large scale public disorder including football related violence, robbery, firearms, death by dangerous driving, serious sexual offences including, rape, historical cases and the possession, taking and distribution of indecent images of children, domestic violence, drug trafficking, POCA applications, money laundering and fraud including benefit fraud.

Mark’s experience in dealing with all types of sexual offences is extensive; he regularly appears in the crown court on such matters. He has vast experience in dealing with clients charged with offences involving rape and other sexual offences, including child sexual abuse allegations.


Mark read law at Bristol Polytechnic and was called to the Bar by the Inner temple in May 1994 having successfully completed the BVC at the Inns of Court School of Law in 1992/93.


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Member of the Northern Circuit
  • Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Mark ConnorSt John’s BuildingsRecommended for sexual offences cases.

With members both prosecuting and defending in a range of serious cases, St John’s Buildings is a strong contender across the circuit for criminal work. Key areas include sexual offences cases, fraud and violent crime. Of recent note, Mark Connor prosecuted two separate individuals for multiple historical sexual offences, securing prison sentences of 22 and 25 years.