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Mark Fell

| Call 2004

Profile: Overview

A versatile commercial Chancery practitioner, with particular specialisms in financial services (including consumer credit) and tax. Mark works for central government and regulators, as well as private sector clients such as investors, 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 particular specialisms in financial services (including consumer credit) and tax, 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.

His clients include numerous financial institutions. As a member of the Attorney General’s A 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 United Kingdom as sole Counsel in the Court of Justice of the European Union in a tax case, known as Kubota, concerned with tax and the operation of the customs union. He also acted for the Financial Conduct Authority in Chickombe, a leading case concerning the relevance of consumer detriment to decisions as to whether the authority should permit the enforcement of loan portfolios brokered by unauthorised credit brokers. Mark 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 by The Legal 500 and 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