Mark is an Associate Director at FRA and has over 15 years’ experience in eDiscovery working for service providers and law firms, having also run his own consultancy practice. Mark has particular expertise in the design, configuration and use of Relativity and was the first person in Europe to become a Relativity Certified Administrator – a certification he still retains.
At FRA Mark is responsible for the coordination of eDiscovery support for ongoing projects, Relativity deployment and the design of bespoke solutions to fit client needs. At FRA, Mark has been involved in a number of multi-jurisdictional projects including criminal investigations, compliance reviews and shipping disputes. He has taken the lead in applying technology assisted review techniques to very large multi-lingual projects as well as the deployment and maintenance of portable solutions that can be deployed to client sites where confidentiality or security are of particular concern.
In his career, Mark has been involved in various high profile matters such as the Bloody Sunday and Bristol Royal Infirmary public enquiries, the longest civil trial in common law history (Thyssen v Thyssen in Bermuda), as well as criminal trials and investigations relating to the banking, retail, insurance and manufacturing industries spanning the UK, the US and Europe. He has provided advice on all phases of the EDRM (identification, preservation, collection, review, production and presentation) cycle and has developed practical solutions to address the privacy requirements imposed by international Data Protection legislation.
Prior to joining FRA, Mark worked at LitSavant Ltd, Simmons & Simmons, Mayer Brown LLP and Kroll. During that time he coordinated the selection, deployment and use of several litigation support systems, oversaw trial presentation systems in civil and criminal trials (including in the Supreme Court) as well as designed, implemented and staffed workflows for various investigatory and litigation projects.
Mark has a MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and post graduate qualifications in law (the PGCE and LPC) from the College of Law, York.
Mark is based in FRA’s London office.