Mark is a Consultant Solicitor working in the Criminal Department and specialises in Serious Fraud, particularly Tax Frauds and the Proceeds of Crime work connected to such cases.
Known in certain circles as “MR MTIC”, Mark has been dealing with serious VAT fraud cases since the early 1990’s and brings with him an unrivalled level of knowledge and expertise on the subject. He has experience of cases in all the main well-known areas of VAT fraud such as precious metals, mobile telephones, computer chips, scrap metal, the film industry, etc. He has represented clients in many of the largest investigations and subsequent trials prosecuted by HMC&E ad HMRC. Over the years many clients have been successfully defended with several cases being halted as a result of applications to stay the proceedings as an abuse of process of the Court. Mark is currently working with other members of the McCormicks team on Operation Barbados, a complex offsetting fraud which has taken over eight years to reach the Courts and will take a number of years to reach a conclusion. Mark is known for his eye for detail which will certainly be required in a case with over 400,000 pages of served evidence.
In his spare time Mark enjoys rally driving, a sport that requires similar levels of judgement to his professional work.