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Mark Fell

| Call 2004

Profile: Overview

A versatile commercial Chancery practitioner, with a particular specialism in financial services and consumer credit, Mark works for central government and regulators, as well as private sector clients such as banks and building societies. Mark is a focused and thorough advocate and adviser, and is accessible and easy to work with.


Experience and Expertise

Mark’s commercial Chancery practice covers drafting and advisory work as well as litigation in courts and tribunals. Whilst he has a particular specialism in financial services and consumer credit, he has the versatility and experience to practise in a wide range of areas within the commercial Chancery arena.

Mark is recommended in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for his banking, financial services and consumer credit work.

His clients include numerous financial institutions. As a member of the Attorney General’s B Panel, he also does work for central government departments. One day he might be arguing a technical customs law point in the Tribunal on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs with industry wide implications for the way goods are cleared into the UK. Another, he might be advising a building society on regulatory issues arising from a multi-billion pound mortgage portfolio.

Over the last few years Mark has been involved in an array of substantial cases. He recently represented the Financial Conduct Authority in a ground breaking case concerning a refusal of the FCA to grant authorisation to a substantial consumer credit firm with many thousands of customers. At the more international end of the spectrum, Mark represented HM Revenue and Customs in the High Court and the Court of Appeal in a case relating to the enforcement of a South African tax debt in excess of £220 million against two offshore trust companies, pursuant to a new international treaty between the UK and South Africa. He has also advised a major banking group on aspects of the so-called ring fencing of retail and investment banking.


Cases and Work of Note


Mark is recommended for Banking and Finance law by The Legal 500 and for his Consumer Credit expertise by Chambers UK. Editorial comment has included the following:



Mark is an editor of Wurtzburg & Mills on Building Society Law, which he co-edits jointly with colleagues, Malcolm Waters QC, Elizabeth Ovey and Henry Day.

He is also the author, along with Malcolm and Elizabeth, of Retail Mortgages: Law, Regulation and Procedure, published by Sweet & Maxwell.



MA Cantab (Double First)
MSc Lond (Distinction, top of year)

Mark is a Scholar of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.



Mark is a member of the Chancery Bar Association, the Commercial Bar Association and the Financial Services Lawyers Association.

He is also a member of the Bar Council's Ethics Committee and a trustee of one of the main London homeless charities.


Other Details

VAT Registration Number: 863595875

Bar Membership Number: 46901


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Mark Fell
“Pragmatic and responsive, deals with matters quickly and commercially and always meets clients' expectations.”

Chambers UK