Mark Grant
Call: 2015
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Commercial Fraud & Asset Tracing Profile

Mark has a decade of experience advising on and acting in a wide range of commercial disputes. As well as litigating in the courts (including various divisions of the High Court and the Court of Appeal) he also has extensive experience of arbitration and mediation.

Much of his work has involved claims in contract and the torts - often complex cases with a high value and/or an international element. He has wide experience of interim applications including freezing and other injunctions. He has also dealt regularly with more specialist areas such as arbitration, fraud, professional negligence, warranty claims, restraint of trade, shareholder disputes and agency claims (including under the Commercial Agents Regulations).

Before being called to the Bar, he spent almost ten years as a solicitor at a leading national law firm, including spending some time on secondment to the in-house legal team of a plc. This gave him an invaluable understanding of how to provide the best service both to solicitors and lay clients, and an appreciation of the importance of commercial and strategic considerations in litigation.

  • Recent-Experience

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      • Acting in £28 million High Court proceedings against wealthy individuals arising out of an ultra-luxury residential development in London. The case entailed allegations of fraud and claims for unlawful means conspiracy, inducing breach of contract, abuse of process and breach of confidence.
      • Acting for multiple defendants in £120 million Chancery Division proceedings for alleged fraud, conspiracy and duress in connection with the financing of a London property development.
      • Acting for a household name appliances manufacturer in High Court proceedings against a former employee, for repayment of bribes taken by the employee from overseas. The case included obtaining a freezing injunction, and following trial in the Chancery Division the client was awarded some £6 million.
      • Acting for a Guernsey-based global property investment fund against its former solicitors in reclaiming more than £8 million misappropriated from an escrow account.
      • Acting for a leading distributor of mobile phones in £3 million High Court proceedings against a household name electronics company, in claims for breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation (including representing the client at mediation).
      • Advising a prominent national housebuilder, following misappropriations from company accounts, in respect of a forensic investigation, claims against the individual responsible and on negligence claims against the company’s auditors and accountants.

  • Specialist-Areas

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  • Qualifications-and-Appointments

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      • MA (Oxon), PPE, First Class - Somerville College, University of Oxford. Also awarded scholarship (Clothworkers)
      • PgDL – College of Law, Birmingham (Commendation)
      • LPC – College of Law, Birmingham (Commendation)