Mark Grant
Call: 2015
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Mark has a decade of experience advising on and acting in a wide range of commercial disputes. As well as litigating in the courts he also has extensive experience of arbitration and mediation.

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.

Much of Mark’s work has had a company law element. His experience includes unfair prejudice petitions, company restoration, breach of warranty claims and claims involving breaches of directors’ duties. He has also dealt with a number of partnership disputes.

Mark has been described by the Group Head of Legal for a major UK Plc as “’best in class’ in his area… His ability to quickly review and digest a large amount of data, distil it to the key issues and construe a winning legal argument is priceless and second to none.” The General Counsel of another household name UK company said that Mark “excels” at giving “pragmatic, commercial litigation advice...a valued and trusted member of my inner ‘external lawyer’ circle”.


  • Recent-Experience

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    • As counsel:

      • Acting for the petitioner in an ongoing unfair prejudice action over a care home business.
      • Advising a minority shareholder in a dispute involving derivative claims, unfair prejudice and breaches of directors’ duties.
      • Acting for a shareholders in claims for the enforcement of rights contained in Articles of Association.
      • Acting for a well-known electronics retailer in ongoing High Court proceedings arising out of the supply of logistical and transport services, where total sums in dispute exceed £1.5 million.

      As solicitor:

      • Advising a group of UK shareholders on $6.5 million proceedings in the United States which involved substantial breach of warranty claims arising out of them in England.
      • Advising a leading food manufacturer in a breach of warranty claim worth £3.5 million, including representing the client at mediation.
      • Acted as sole advocate in a three-day trial in an ICC international arbitration worth £2 million: an agency dispute with a world-leader engineering company relating to the supply of industrial products into China. The case also included claims in the economic torts.

      As counsel:

      -          Acting for the petitioner in an ongoing unfair prejudice action over a care home business.

      -          Advising a minority shareholder in a dispute involving derivative claims, unfair prejudice and breaches of directors’ duties.

      -          Acting for a shareholders in claims for the enforcement of rights contained in Articles of Association.

      -          Acting for a well-known electronics retailer in ongoing High Court proceedings arising out of the supply of logistical and transport services, where total sums in dispute exceed £1.5 million.

      As solicitor:

      -          Advising a group of UK shareholders on $6.5 million proceedings in the United States which involved substantial breach of warranty claims arising out of them in England. 

      -          Advising a leading food manufacturer in a breach of warranty claim worth £3.5 million, including representing the client at mediation.

      -          Acted as sole advocate in a three-day trial in an ICC international arbitration worth £2 million: an agency dispute with a world-leader engineering company relating to the supply of industrial products into China. The case also included claims in the economic torts.

  • Reported-Cases

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    • Reported cases in which Mark has been involved include the following:

      As counsel:

      • First Personnel Services Ltd v Halfords Ltd
        (led by Edward Pepperall QC) [2016] EWHC 3220 (Ch)

      As solicitor:

      • El Farargy v El Faragry [2007] EWCA Civ 1149
      • Dyson Technology Ltd v Curtis [2010] EWHC 3289 (Ch)

  • 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)

  • Professional-Associations

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      • Lincoln’s Inn
      • Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association